It's Getting Cold - Stay Warm with an Outdoor Radiant Heater
Winter is officially here, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors until the summer months return. We Australians love to catch up with friends and family for a barbeque, and with an outdoor radiant heater, you don’t have to pack your barbeque away over the next few months - you can barbeque in comfort year-round!
An outdoor radiant heater can create a cosy and inviting outdoor entertaining area so you can host friends and family in style throughout the year. Outdoor heating is ideal for most balconies, patios, verandas, decks and other outdoor dining areas. While it’s an absolute must have for winter entertaining, outdoor heating is also handy for summer months when the sun goes down and the temperature begins to cool. No need to pack things up when this happens, crank the outdoor heater and extend the evening!
There are many types of outdoor heaters to choose from, so you’ll be sure to find a heater works for your functionality requirements, entertaining space size and of course style. With the vast mounted heater options available, you can position your heaters out of the way and out of sight, and with freestanding heaters you can really make an impact and add to the aesthetic of your outdoor space.
Choosing Your Heat Source
There are a couple of different types of outdoor heaters to consider, with the best option for you depending on the area you are trying to heat and the type of warmth you are trying to create. Shopping for outdoor heaters differs to the considerations involved in shopping for indoor heating. As you are heating an outdoor area, you are going to lose a lot of heat quickly, so it makes sense to find the most efficient heater for the warmth you are trying to create.
Radiant heaters are a great outdoor heating option, as instead of trying to warm the surrounding air, radiant heaters work to heat the people directly around the source of the heat. Gas heaters are also an effective outdoor heating source as the heat comes fast, however you do need to be in closer proximity to the heater to feel the warmth. Gas heaters are generally less expensive to buy and heat up fast, however they can be more expensive to run, costing up to $3 an hour compared to radiant heaters which can cost as low as 50 cents an hour to run. Electric radiant heaters can also be more eco-friendly.
Freestanding or Fixed?
As well as varying power sources, there are a range of mounting options to choose from - freestanding, wall mounted and ceiling mounted are the more common and popular options. Again, the best option for you is based on the area you have in mind.
If you have a well-established outdoor entertaining area, you can opt for a fixed or mounted heater as you know exactly where in your outdoor area people tend to hang out and relax, so you know exactly where to heat. This can also be handy if there are little ones running around, children and pets, that would make a freestanding outdoor heater a hazard. If you have a wall or ceiling in your outdoor space, you should definitely utilise this for mounting outdoor heating and create some extra floor space.
However, you might like the flexibility of a freestanding outdoor heater, and the ability to move it around as you please. In this case, there are plenty of options to choose from, such as pendant heating, heating columns and even outdoor fire pits. Freestanding gas heaters also often require little to no installation costs compared to mounted heating options. Also, if you only think you’ll use your outdoor heater a few times a year, a freestanding heater is probably your best bet, as the costs associated with mounting a heater won’t end up being worth the amount of times you use it.
Gasmate’s Powerful Outdoor Heating Range
Gasmate offers a range of powerful heating solutions to keep your outdoor entertaining spaces comfortable and warm for your family and friends. The range of electric radiant heaters includes freestanding, wall mounted and ceiling mounted options to suit every kind of outdoor space.
The range of electric heaters offer designer models which provide comfortable and radiant heat. Many of the outdoor heaters have accessories such as mounts and remotes for added convenience and ease of use. With a variety of sizes to choose from, there’s an outdoor heater for every type of outdoor entertaining space.
Gasmate are Australia’s trusted outdoor living company. Fully Australian owned, Gasmate understand Australian’s love for the outdoors and has carefully developed a full range of products to enhance the outdoor experiences. From camping stoves to outdoor heating, outdoor lighting to bar fridges and pizza ovens, Gasmate is your go to supplier for creating the most exquisite outdoor entertaining areas and experiences - whether that be at home or in the bush.
You’ll find Gasmate’s high quality products in some of the most stylish homes in Australia, with additional pieces to make it all come together such as sinks, fridges, range hoods and cabinetry.
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