Outdoor heating options for your patio or verandah
May 03, 2016 | Outdoor living | 0 comments
| Author: Paul Hurkmans
With the first of the cold weather hitting the Eastern Seaboard, it’s a great time to start thinking about how you can keep your patio, verandah, deck or pergola warm during the cold weather. After all, you don’t want to be stuck inside all winter. So what are the best outdoor heating options for you?
Outdoor heating options:
- A common solution is a gas patio heater, which these days come in a range of sizes and styles. You might also consider a gas patio heater that hooks into your home’s natural gas, removing the need to keep replacing gas bottles.
- Electric outdoor heaters are also becoming very popular. There are freestanding versions, which are relatively inexpensive, or ceiling or wall-mounted versions will generally set you back more. The handy thing about ceiling or wall-mounted versions, and this applies to the gas heaters as well, is that they look stylish, don’t create a tripping hazard and don’t take up space on your deck.
- Wood and other combustible outdoor heating options not only provide heat for your patio, verandah or pergola but also create a great ambience. The disadvantage, obviously, is that you need to keep replacing the wood, coal or other fuel and you’ll need to keep them clear of wooden decks and furniture.
- For the no-expense-spared option, a combustion wood heater or gas fireplace is a fantastic option. These look and work in a very similar way to the heaters and fireplaces on the inside of homes and can really pump out the heat. Perfect for those people who spend a lot of time in their outdoor living areas.
Once you have your outdoor heating options sorted you should also consider how to keep the heat inside your outdoor living area. Café blinds – also called outdoor blinds – can do a great job of keeping warmth inside your patio, verandah or pergola and will also keep a cool breeze out.
For a design and quote on installing café blinds for your outdoor living, contact Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674.
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