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Table Top Patio Heaters

There are several different types of patio heaters available. Depending on the shape and style of your patio, you may find either a portable patio heater or a permanent patio heater is suitable for you. No matter which kind you have, though, there is always a place for tabletop patio heaters. It is true that they provide a smaller circle of heat, but their warming effect is about the same because you are sitting closer to the heater.

Tabletop heaters are ideal for dining at the patio table. They can be used whenever the weather turns a little bit chilly so that you can continue to enjoy the outdoors. They also make ideal heaters for informal get-togethers with a few friends. Their circle of heat is large enough for about four to six people.

Tabletop heaters usually operate with propane gas. Most styles have a place for the propane cylinder in the base of the heater. Look for stainless steel or aluminum construction so that you don't need to worry about damage from the elements if the heater is left outside in bad weather.

Some people may have a section of their patio which is heated with permanent patio heaters or ceiling patio heaters. They may still have a section of their patio which is outside of the range of these permanent heaters, so tabletop heaters make the ideal complement to these other types of heaters.

The advantage of tabletop heaters is that they are more efficient in their energy use. Rather than dispersing a lot of heat over a large area, their heat range is much more compact. They still provide enough warmth, however, because people sit much closer to them.

It's worthwhile getting good-quality heaters for your patio. Look for safety features such as a shutoff valve in case the heater is overturned. Good-quality heaters should also have reliable lighting mechanisms -- the most common type is piezo electric.

You may find that you have a variety of heating needs for your patio. Simply because you have permanent patio heaters doesn't mean you don't need tabletop patio heaters as well. Tabletop heaters give you added flexibility in your seating arrangements and can provide the extra warmth needed to make you and your guests comfortable.

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