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  • Writer's pictureBen Dororski

The Best Outdoor Heaters to Keep You Cozy All Year Round

A couple in front of an outdoor heater on the wall of their home.

As summer fades into fall and winter approaches, it can be tempting to retreat indoors and abandon your outdoor living spaces. But with the right outdoor heating solutions, you can enjoy your patio, deck, or backyard year-round. At Custom Lighting of Suffolk, we offer a variety of outdoor heaters that can keep you warm and comfortable, no matter the season. In this post, we'll explore some of the best outdoor heaters available today.

Propane Patio Heaters

Propane patio heaters are a popular choice for outdoor heating, and for good reason. These heaters are easy to use and provide a lot of heat, making them ideal for larger outdoor areas. They're also portable, so you can move them around your outdoor space as needed. Propane patio heaters come in a variety of styles, from freestanding models to tabletop models, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

Infrared Heaters

Infrared heaters are a more efficient and eco-friendly option for outdoor heating. Unlike traditional heaters, which heat the air around them, infrared heaters use radiant heat to warm people and objects directly. This means they can provide heat with less energy and at a lower cost. Infrared heaters come in a variety of styles, from wall-mounted models to freestanding models, so you can choose the one that best fits your space.

Fire Pits

Fire pits are a classic choice for outdoor heating, and they can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your backyard. Whether you prefer a traditional wood-burning fire pit or a gas-powered fire pit, there are plenty of options to choose from. Some fire pits even come with additional features, such as built-in seating or cooking grates, making them a versatile addition to any outdoor space.

Electric Heaters

Electric heaters are a convenient and easy-to-use option for outdoor heating. They don't require any fuel, so you don't have to worry about running out of propane or wood. Electric heaters come in a variety of styles, from wall-mounted models to tabletop models, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. Some models even come with remote controls, so you can adjust the heat from the comfort of your seat.

Radiant Floor Heating

If you're looking for a more permanent heating solution for your outdoor space, radiant floor heating might be the right choice for you. This system involves installing electric heating mats or pipes under your patio or deck, which radiate heat upwards. This creates a warm and comfortable outdoor space, even in the coldest weather. While it's a more expensive option, radiant floor heating is a long-lasting and energy-efficient investment.

At CLOS, we're committed to helping you create an outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round. Whether you're looking for a portable propane heater or a permanent radiant floor heating system, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you choose the right outdoor heating solution for your needs. Contact us today to learn more.

Author Ben Doroski is a master electrician with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is the third-generation of master electricians in his family. Ben is the owner of Custom Lighting of Suffolk, a lighting and electrical company serving the North Fork of Long Island and Shelter Island.


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