Sunglo Patio Heater

With winter here and the weather getting colder, that doesn’t mean the good times are limited to indoors. In this blog we’ll discuss the different heating options and how to stay warm while enjoying your patio.

Heaters, we’ve all seen them they come in different styles, from the traditional radiant “mushroom” design to the triangular shaped ambiance heaters even the newer classy design from Bromic. Do they work? Are they worth it? How effective are they? Well to answer those questions there are a few questions needed to be answered. What kind of area are you trying to heat? Is it an open floor plan, or are the entertainment areas divided?

The ambience heaters, a cone shaped heater that has a flame in the center. The typical unit produces 35k BTU’s, that’s about enough heat to feel within a 4-5′ area around the unit. It has a great look but, is it enough heat for your area? It is a good option for parties or to help stage the lighting of an environment so they’re commonly seen at restaurants or bars, so if your area doesn’t require a larger amount of heat this could be a great option

Ambiance Pyramid outdoor stand heater

The Traditional “mushroom” design has been a “Tried and True” unit, almost a staple in the industry over time because generally …they do work. The mushroom designed heaters are radiant heaters meaning, the heat generated from the head unit is heating the air. It generally will heat up an 8-10′ area around the unit and does the job well but does have limitations.

traditional "Mushroom" outdoor standheater

The Bromic Tungsten Smart heat portable design is a Commercially rated infrared Stand Heater. The difference between radiant and infrared is infrared heats up people and objects and not the air around it so it’s unaffected by wind, and with it being directional, just point it in the area you want to heat and it’s 215 sq ft heating range is sure to do the job

bromic tungsten outdoor standheater

The “Mushroom “and “Ambiance” heaters are radiant heaters, a compact form of heat, delivered in a traditional way that is proven to work but has drawbacks one of them being wind. With the heat distributed in a 360-degree method that creates a cloud of heat but if a decent wind comes, it will draw that cloud down wind, heating the unintended areas and wasting fuel. Infared heaters are more effective in delivering the heat while not affected by the elements. Which one is right for you?