Choosing the Right Heater
When selecting a commercial patio heater for your business, space is one of the most important considerations. You’ll need to choose a system that provides even heat to the entire area or identify a smaller area to focus on. The type of heat output will determine the number of heaters required to create the best atmosphere. Convection systems, like a portable ‘top hat’ heater, warm the air around the unit. These types of systems work well when temperatures are mild and the wind isn’t present. Radiant systems, like the sun, heat the objects in a specified area making them less susceptible to wind.
Most systems are designed to be used only outdoors and can be dangerous when used in an enclosed area. However, placing the unit under an awning or covered patio can improve its efficiency.
Other factors to consider include:
- Manual or electric ignition system
- Style, including stand-alone, tabletop or mounted systems
- Material and construction
- Maintenance costs, such as propane, bulbs, and electricity depending on the type of system
- Safety features such as automatic shut-off
If you’re looking for a Phoenix professional patio heater, get in touch with the team at Aqua Science today to request a free estimate. We offer a range of propane, gas and electric options, with sleek designs in tungsten and platinum finishes that will fit right into any visual aesthetic. You can even opt for a wireless remote control to keep the temperature at your fingertips.