Many Phoenicians use outdoor “mushroom” heaters or fire pits to provide heat while entertaining or relaxing outdoors.
The difference in performance is between the technology used in each application. Mushroom heaters use convection heating; our patio heaters utilize radiant heating technology.
Essentially, convection heating is a process in which the air is heated by passing cold air over a heating element.
The air around the heater becomes warm, but there is a loss of heat, as hot air naturally rises.
The challenge with convection heating is the outdoors itself; a slight breeze can affect the amount of heat you are able to feel, as it can literally blow the heat away.