Why choose infrared for your patio heater?

Warmer temperatures, bright blue skies, and sunny days draw us outside. Entertainment is on the cards and you may be thinking about what your patio area looks and feels like. However, here in the UK, because we are situated on the west coast of Afro-Eurasia, the largest land mass in the world, we are often at the mercy of temperature variation that creates atmospheric instability. Your plans for entertaining outdoors can often be abandoned due to inclement weather. With that said, you can be prepared for chilly afternoons or evenings by adding an infrared heater to your patio area.

Why choose infrared for your patio stove? In the first case, infrared panels emit an extremely high proportion of heat as radiant heat. Which means that it heats objects directly, rather than heating the air, which is what conventional heaters do. Infrared heaters can operate in a vacuum or in atmosphere. A great option for patio heaters as they heat you up as soon as you turn them on. It is similar in a way to the sun, in that, as already said, they work by heating directly.

The benefits of using infrared compared to conventional types of heating are many. Infrared heaters are capable of providing instant warmth to party guests as they heat up instantly, gas and oil heaters take time to heat up. The energy they emit is directed to nearby objects that absorb the energy and dissipate it constantly. These heaters do not require fossil fuels to operate and they do not produce toxic carbon dioxide. They have no fan or other parts that can often be loud and irritating, your garden party will be peaceful and serene.

The most common filament material used for an electric infrared heater is tungsten wire, which is wound to provide more surface area. One classification of infrared heaters is by the wavelength bands of infrared emission. You can check the finer details with your supplier.

First of all, before choosing your patio heater, you will need to think about where to locate it. If you have just upgraded your patio, or are about to do so, place the heater where it will best keep guests away. They work especially well in areas that have decks, as conventional heaters like fireplaces and ashtrays may not be suitable for hardwood floors.

Think about the location and the surroundings, as bigger is not always necessarily better. Talk to your provider about the outlet, as you don’t want a heater that is overwhelming and may make your guests, or even yourself, uncomfortable.

Don’t go for the cheapest option, some quartz and halogen heaters promise the same kind of efficiency, however they sometimes feature ordinary glass, which can shatter and produce very fierce shortwave heat.

Infrared patio heaters have become more and more popular, if you have recently traveled to Europe, especially in the winter months, you will see them in cafes and restaurants in outdoor seating areas. Also pubs and clubs now offer outdoor heating for smokers.

You can make a really bold statement with a patio area. Add color, and if you have the right kind of furniture, enhance the color with new fabrics, pillows and cushions can change the whole mood. Lights are a great way to increase the appeal of your outdoor entertainment. So keep your guests warm, with a new heater, comfortable in their surroundings, well fed, and with water, which when added together equals happy guests and successful evening entertainment.