Electric heaters are ideal for commercial and residential projects that require low clearances or recessed installations. They are not as powerful as gas heaters but are much more efficient and eco-friendly. The most popular type of electric patio heater is wall/ceiling mounted, and there are freestanding models that can be placed on the ground or on tables (tabletop heaters). Most wall/ceiling-mounted electric heaters can also be installed on a pole converting them into freestanding models.
Our guide on how to choose the best electric patio heater can help you decide which one's right for your space.
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1. Which is better, gas or electric patio heaters?
Both gas and electric patio heaters have their pros and cons, and the best choice will depend on your needs. In general, gas heaters produce more heat than electric heaters, which may be more suitable for larger spaces and colder climates. On the other hand, an electric patio heater is more energy-efficient and cheaper in the long run as they require less maintenance.
When it comes to convenience, electric patio heaters offer more control options with precise temperature adjustment and smart home integration. Most gas heaters only offer high or low heat settings. However, both gas and electric have wireless controls available.
Our guide on How to Choose the Right Patio Heater may provide you with more information.
2. Can I use electric patio heaters indoors?
Yes, most electric patio heaters can be used indoors.