Both gas and electric patio heaters are highly effective. The main difference is that gas heaters warm the air using convection heat, while infrared patio heaters use direct radiant heat. Infrared heaters are the most energy-efficient type of patio heater - They're designed to warm objects, not air, and are ideal for draughty or exposed areas. Gas heaters work best in less exposed areas - they offer 360 degrees of heat, look great, and they're portable!
Patio heaters can be used outside all year round. But if left in an exposed area during the colder or wetter months, the finish and internal parts may become damaged. If you don't have the correct protection, we recommend disconnecting your heater from its power source and storing it in a garage or outbuilding.
Electric patio heaters are incredibly effective - they heat up quickly and provide direct instant heat for your outdoor living space.
A patio heater requires clearance on all sides to eliminate potential fire hazards and protect your guests. Position it at least one metre (from the broadest part of the appliance) from buildings, structures or trees.
When not in use, we always recommend using suitable cover for your patio heater. This will protect it from moisture, dust, insects and the elements, increasing its longevity.