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Heaters Buying Guide

Looking for the perfect garden and patio heater? Look no further! Investing in an outdoor heater can transform your outdoor space into a year-round oasis, from sunny summers to chilly winters. We understand that choosing the right patio heater can be daunting, so let us guide you through the options to ensure your garden is warm, cozy, and inviting even on the coldest days.

Patio Heaters are a great investment for those that want to enjoy a garden and outdoor area the whole year through summer to winter. Doing your research to find the best patio heater will allow you to fully enjoy your outdoor space, even when the temperature drops as they often do in the U.K!

Choosing the right patio heater however can be a challenge. Whether it is size, space, fuel or budget that you are considering, we share with you the options so you are able to have your garden space warm, cosy and even on the coldest of days.

Choosing the Right Fuel for Your Heater

At our heater range, we offer a variety of fuel options: electric, wood, gas, and bioethanol. Each fuel source has its pros and cons, and it’s crucial to consider your needs before making a decision. We’re here to help you find the perfect fuel option for your garden and patio heating solution.

Electric Heaters

When looking for a pas and patio heater, an electric garden heater is considered the easiest option as they require no installation or set up and can be plugged in for quick warmth and ambiance in your garden.  Electric heaters are also the only garden and patio heating solution that can be used in an enclosed or smaller environment.

Advantages

  • Just plug in and ready to heat
  • Easy to transport and move to your desired space
  • Low maintenance
  • No additional fuel needed
  • Can be used in a covered and enclosed space

Disadvantages

  • Limits to where you can place heater, as it needs to be near an electric socket
  • Electric heaters can be slow to warm up surrounding areas

Wood

There’s something special about being sat around a real warm burning fire, which is the reason why wood fired garden heaters and fire pits are often a popular choice due to the cosy atmosphere they create. However, you do have to remember to add additional wood to keep the fire going strong.

Advantages:

  • Visually appealing
  • Usable all year round
  • Affordable choice
  • Natural Fire gives a cosy and warm  atmosphere

Disadvantages:

  • Can need to be maintained more  than other garden heater options
  • Users less control over the level of  the heat of wood fire
  • Can be difficult to start to light
  • Ongoing cost of wood for fuel

Bioethanol

Bioethanol is a great fuel choice for patio and garden heaters,  they can be used anywhere and produce great amounts of heat. It is an energy source that is produced from the fermentation of starch and sugars in plants and so makes it an environmentally sustainable fuel solution.

Advantages:

  • Easy to light -as simple as lighting a candle.
  • Smokeless and Odourless
  • Renewable and sustainable: Bioethanol fuel is made from renewable materials, making it eco-friendly and sustainable.

Disadvantages:

  • Bioethanol fuel has a lower energy density than most traditional fuels, meaning that you may use more fuel than other options for  your patio heater.
  • Bioethanol can be corrosive to some materials, avoid contact with rubber or plastic as it may cause damage over time.

Once you have decided on a fuel choice for your new garden and patio heater, the next choice is the style that is going to suit your space.

Not only do you want to find a heater that provides warmth and comfort, but you also want it to complement your outdoor space. Here are some key points to keep in mind to help you decide.

Wall mounted heaters: These space-saving units are ideal for targeted heating, making them a great choice for patios, terraces, or balconies. Some even come with wireless remote control options for added convenience.

Freestanding heaters: With a wide range of styles and designs, freestanding patio heaters are versatile and perfect for heating any outdoor area. Whether you prefer gas or electric, classic or modern, you’ll find a freestanding heater that suits your needs. Plus, the portability allows you to move the heater wherever you want it. 

Tabletop heaters: If you have a smaller space, tabletop heaters are a cost-effective option. These compact heaters resemble smaller versions of their floor-standing counterparts and are conveniently placed on top of a table.

Fire pits: For a cosy wood-burning ambiance, a fire pit is the ultimate choice. Although fire pits require more maintenance, they provide an unbeatable atmosphere, giving you that campfire feeling at home. Shop our range of fire pits HERE.

Consider Your Space

Before making a decision, consider the size of your outdoor area and how you plan to use it. For larger gardens, a large floor-standing heater would provide ample warmth and coverage. Conversely, if you spend most of your time in a specific area, a tabletop heater is a practical and efficient option. It warms up a small space without taking up much room.

Enclosed or Covered Spaces

If you have an enclosed or covered space, such as a patio or gazebo, electric outdoor heaters are a safe and practical choice. They create a warm and cosy ambiance without the need for open flames, ensuring your comfort and safety.

Investing in the right garden and patio heater is essential for creating a comfortable and inviting outdoor space. Consider the options available and choose the one that best fits your needs and style. Make your garden the perfect hangout spot! If you are ready to make your choice and get your patio heater ordered head to our HEATER shop.