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Patio heaters: Our buying guide to make an informed choice

Whether for commercial purposes (bar, restaurant, spa, etc.) or for residential purposes, having a patio heater has great advantages.

The benefits of purchasing a patio heater

Choosing the right patio heater can be an important decision, as it can have a significant impact on your comfort and outdoor experience. In fact, a patio heater can help you enjoy your patio longer, even when the temperatures start to drop. It can also add a touch of style to your outdoor space and increase the value of your property or business. However, to get the most out of your patio heater, it is important to consider several factors. Here are the different elements you should consider before buying a patio heater.

How much area do you want to heat?

The area you wish to heat is an important factor to consider when choosing your patio heater. The amount of power you need will depend on the size of your outdoor space, as well as insulation and ceiling height. If your deck is large, you may need to install multiple patio heaters to effectively heat the area.

What energy sources do you plan to use for this patio heater?

The choice of energy source is also important. While natural gas heating may be an option for some, in Quebec the electric radiant heating is more advantageous than natural gas heating. Nevertheless, this question must be addressed to make sure you make the right choice for your patio heater.

What style and design would you like your patio heater to fit into?

The style and design of your patio heater should also be taken into consideration, and you may want to choose a model that blends in well with the style of your outdoor space and adds a touch of sophistication to your patio. Does your deck have a country or contemporary style? Is your deck covered or fully open? What color matches your deck style?

As you can see, there are many questions to ask to ensure that the system we design for you will work well with your space. Patio heaters come in a variety of colors and styles, from sleek, modern designs to more rustic, traditional models. That’s why our team of experts will take all the time necessary to retrieve the information at the source. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and a simple photo will answer most of these questions.

Is the ease of use and adjustment of your patio heater important to you?

Ease of use and adjustment is another important consideration. Control panels should be easy to use and adjust so you can set the temperature to your preference. In fact, when it comes to control, the possibilities are literally endless. In fact, each of our control panels are custom-made to meet your specific needs. For example, it is possible to integrate snow detectors, presence detectors, timers, WI-FI controls, and much more into our control panels.

Thus, information gathering is a crucial aspect of our approach at Technirep and the success of an infrared patio heater depends on it.

Among the simplest and most popular controls for our patio heaters are the wall-mounted potentiometer and the WI-FI smart dimmer.

What is your budget for this patio heater?

Finally, the budget is also an important factor to consider. It is important to determine how much you are willing to invest before choosing your patio heater. There are patio heaters for every budget, but it’s important to choose a quality model that will last a long time and offer good value for money. In our experience, contacting a company that specializes in this area allows you to make much more informed choices and avoid sometimes costly mistakes, so we strongly encourage you to contact us.

How to choose your patio heater

In summary, choosing the right patio heater depends on several factors, including the area to be heated, the energy source, style and design, ease of use and budget. It’s important to take the time to understand your needs and do your research before making a decision. A well-chosen patio heater can provide years of outdoor comfort and enjoyment.

How to choose your patio heater efficiently? Following the recommendations in our patio heater buying guide is a great start. This patio heater buying guide is based on Technirep's years of experience in this area of expertise.



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