Outdoor heaters - Which style and brand is right for you?

Outdoor heaters - There are many quality patio heaters around, and finding the right one depends largely on budget, style and location. Typical residential and tabletop outdoor heater units are designed to raise the ambient outdoor temperature 10 -20 degrees Fahrenheit; which can greatly extend your season outside enjoying time with friends and family, while staying warm. For a look at the top heater options for your backyard or restaurant take a look at the selection below.

Options: table top/ residential commercial outdoor heating

Tabletop outside patio heaters - stylish, these heaters are designed to sit comfortably on your patio table. Being around 36 inches tall, with a narrow, yet sturdy 12 inch base, you can comfortably enjoy conversations and meals with others, and stay warm! Table top outside models typically radiate heat in a 10 foot diameter, and can raise the ambient temperature 10 - 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Other typical tabletop features include: automatic ignition with a flame-failure device; anti-tilt switch for safety and propane or natural gas. Brands include: Arctic, Dayva, and Endless summer. Price range: $150 -$170.

Lil' Arctic is a nice choice for a small tabletop model that is portable. Note that the heater's height is 20" compared to approximately 36. Lil' Arctic table top is constructed with a cast iron base, stainless steel emitter screen shield, and an aluminum reflector dome.

Additional heating features include:
Easy 10 minute assembly.
Tip-over safety switch.
Burner grid radiates heat up to an 8' diameter.
Push button Piezo electric ignition control valve.
Efficient burner system with 100% safety shut-off.
Up to 11,000 BTUs
Fueled by a standard propane disposable tank. (not included)
20" L x 20" W x 39 1/2" H; weight 33 pounds.

Residential commercial heating - Designed to warm the outdoors, 18 to 20 foot circumference. Similar to tabletop , this type is designed to raise outdoor temperatures 10 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Popular brands include: Endless Summer heaters (basic propane heaters, very affordable); Arctic heaters (very sleek and stylish in cast aluminum and stainless steel, fueled either by propane or natural gas); and Dayva heaters(also very sleek and stylish, and fueled by propane or natural gas.) Note: Dayva and Arctic run about $300 -$400 more than Endless Summer comparable model; but, they're definitely worth it if you're looking for great style!

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