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Why Infrared Patio Heaters can be better than Gas Patio Heaters this Winter

Why Infrared Patio Heaters can be better than Gas Patio Heaters this Winter

Winter is coming, and with it, the need for some cosy and comfortable outdoor heating. Whether you want to enjoy your patio, garden, or balcony, you will need a reliable and efficient patio heater to keep you warm and happy. But which type of patio heater should you choose? Gas or infrared?

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Gas patio heaters are the traditional choice, and they have some advantages, such as being able to heat a large area quickly and easily. However, they also have some drawbacks, such as being expensive to run, requiring regular maintenance, and emitting harmful emissions. Infrared patio heaters, on the other hand, are a newer and more innovative option, and they have many benefits that make them a better choice for your outdoor heating needs. Here are some of the reasons why infrared patio heaters can be better than gas patio heaters this winter:

  • Infrared patio heaters are more energy-efficient and cost-effective.

    They use less power than gas patio heaters because they heat objects and people directly, rather than heating the air. This means that they waste less energy and save you money on your electricity bills. According to experts, a 600W infrared heater can provide the same level of warmth as a 1500W convection heater. Moreover, infrared patio heaters can be connected to solar panels, making them even more eco-friendly and sustainable.

  • Infrared patio heaters are more aesthetically pleasing and versatile.

    They come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, and they can be mounted on the wall, ceiling, or floor, depending on your preference and space. Some infrared patio heaters can even be disguised as art or mirrors, adding some style and elegance to your outdoor area. You can also choose from different types of infrared lamps, such as quartz, ceramic, or carbon, depending on the intensity and colour of the heat you want. United Automation offers a wide range of infrared patio heater lamps that you can choose from, depending on your needs and budget.

  • Infrared patio heaters are more convenient and easier to use

    They don’t require any installation or pipework, unlike gas patio heaters, which need a gas supply and a flue. They also don’t need any refilling or replacing of gas cylinders, which can be a hassle and a safety risk. Infrared patio heaters are simple to operate, with just a switch or a remote control. You can also use an infrared heating controller, such as the Infresco range from United Automation, to adjust the temperature and timer of your infrared patio heater, and to create different heating zones for your outdoor area.

  • Infrared patio heaters are safer and healthier

    They don’t produce any flames, fumes, or carbon monoxide, which can be dangerous for you and the environment. They also don’t create any noise or odours, which can be annoying and unpleasant. Infrared patio heaters are safer for children and pets, as they don’t have any hot surfaces or exposed wires. They also have some health benefits, such as improving blood circulation, reducing muscle pain, and boosting the immune system, as they emit the same type of heat as the sun, without harmful UV rays.

As you can see, infrared patio heaters have many advantages over gas patio heaters, and they can be a great choice for your outdoor heating this winter. If you are interested in buying an infrared patio heater, or if you want to learn more about it, you can visit our shop online, where you can find a variety of infrared heating products and accessories, as well as expert advice and support. Stay warm and enjoy your outdoor space with infrared patio heaters!

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