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Can you use an electric heater outdoors?

Asked by Dorothy Trujillo on September 14, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Home appliances


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Typically, electric heaters are manufactured with weather-resistant hardware so they canbe used outside. However, when one gets plugged into an outlet outdoors, it's still a good idea to keep it in a sheltered or semi-enclosed location.

How big of an area does a patio heater heat? If you have a small patio, you don't need a heater that's designed to heat 2,000 square feet of space.

BTU Guide.

Area in Square Feet Recommended BTUs
1,000-1,200 sq. ft. 21,000 BTUs
1,200-1,400 sq. ft. 23,000 BTUs
1,400-1,500 sq. ft. 24,000 BTUs
1,500-2,000 sq. ft. 30,000 BTUs

Do outdoor heaters work in winter? Winter Patio Heating. Don't let the chill winter winds stop you from enjoying the outdoors. The right outdoor patio heaters can keep your patio warm enough for your family and guests to use during harsh winter months. In warmer states, people still need outdoor heaters to warm their patio area during the-winter months.

How do you keep a gazebo warm in the winter? You can turn your gazebo into the perfect winter escape with these seven ways to weather the cold in a gazebo.

  1. Glass window system. Enclose your gazebo in a glass panel window system to-create a room with a view.
  2. Infrared heating.
  3. Fire pit.
  4. Patio heater.
  5. Hot tub.
  6. Gazebo canopy.
  7. Blankets and cozy furniture.

Are electric patio heaters any good? Gas patio heatersThey're expensive to run at £1.20 per hour on average; the average running cost of an electric heater is just 15pc of a gas version. They can also take a while to heat up. However, they do often provide very wide-ranging heat, making them a good option for bigger areas, and can be cheaper to_buy.