With the availability of a range of outdoor heaters for residential use, New Zealanders are no longer restricted to entertaining friends and family indoors. Now it’s possible to enjoy your patio even in the colder months of the year. If you’ve decided to add an outdoor heater to enhance the ambience of your back garden, let us point you in the right direction of the perfect heating solution for your needs with the following buyer’s guide tips, which will help you understand what you need to consider before you invest in one.
Taking into consideration the size and layout of the outdoor area you want to heat is important when choosing the right heater type and model. Will the heater be a focal point or work in the background? You can move a floor-standing model to your desired location.
The cost of a heater will depend on the type, size, heating output, materials and design. Our extensive heater range encompasses floor standing models, tabletop types, fire pits and wall-mounted heaters. Costlier models offer perks such as the ability for you to operate them via remote control. Know how much money you have to spend before you start looking to avoid disappointment.
As with any heating appliance, safety is a top concern, especially if there are children and pets in the home or flammable materials near the heater. Many models come with in-built safety features such as an auto shutoff feature or weighting on standing models.
Manufacturers provide information on the heating output of their heaters to give homeowners a good indication of how well a particular model will heat a space. When considering output, allow for factors that could require a higher or lower output. This includes seasons, average temperatures, and weather conditions.
Do you want a model that operates with a flick of a switch or are you prepared to put in some work to get a fire started? What maintenance is required to ensure a long service life? Keep this in mind when shopping for an outdoor heater.