A Patio Heater Can Be Used Year Round
There are very few restaurants with outside dining that do not own a patio heater. These
heaters have become a staple for any type of patio dining. In the southern states they are used October through
February. The mountain states use them every month except December through February when there is too much snow to
States that have year round nice weather use them consistently. Northern states also skip most of the winter
months for obvious bad weather reasons. Patio heaters are used mainly in the evening hours for most of these states
and provide the warmth and comfort needed for outside dining on a chilly evening.
There are many different styles of patio heaters that restaurants use. There are overhead heaters that provide
heat and there are stand alone heaters that also provide electric heat. The most popular type of patio heater is
the heater that stands alone and is basically a gas torch with a cover for safety. These very tall patio heaters
emit a lot of heat and can also be regulated to emit the exact amount of heat that you need. You don’t want to
sunburn your customers, you just want to keep them warm and cozy.
This particular patio heater is one that could also be purchased for your own patio. It is nondescript
enough that it can look like it belongs on your patio. Those cool November nights can be very pleasant gazing at
the stars with a patio heater to keep you warm. It is a great thing to have for dinner parties in the winter when
people need to wander outside to have a smoke. At least you are trying to keep your guest comfortable even though
you are asking them to go outside to cater to their tobacco needs.
A small open flamed fire in a grate can also be considered a patio heater. There are many of these innovative
fire pits on the market today and many of them are sitting in our backyards. The disadvantage to these fire pit
patio heaters is the smoke factor. If there is any type of breeze, the smoke will change direction and so will your
chair unless you enjoy a face full of smoke. But this particular type of patio heater provides coziness for a
family that does not have a fireplace inside. You can teach the children how to build a small fire safely and how
to extinguish one safely. These patio heaters are also a great way to roast marshmallows.