What should you look out for when hiring a patio heater?

If you are hosting an outdoor event, or you’re having a few friends over on a cool autumn evening, you may want to consider hiring a patio heater. But what should you look out for when hiring a patio heater?

Patio heaters give a warm glow to your outdoor barbecue or party. They have variable heat settings and spread the heat over a broad area and most work via convection, heating the air around them. Patio heaters are perfect for keeping you and your guests warm and comfortable. So, if you are looking for patio heater hire, there are a few things that you need to consider.


Fuel source
Gas heaters, like this one, are great to use in your garden, and they are also popular in pub beer gardens. Gas heaters rely on propane gas cylinders, which can easily be acquired. Propane gas heaters heat up quickly.


Design
Patio heaters come in a range of shapes and sizes. Some fit underneath an umbrella, whilst other can be wall-mounted. But if you’re looking for patio heater hire then you will find that most patio heaters available for hire are freestanding. Gas heaters emit heat around the unit and above it. This helps to create atmosphere, as a roaring flame will make your guests feel warm and cosy.

Space
Before you Google patio heater hire near me, have you considered the space you have available? Is there enough room for a patio heater? Is one patio heater enough? Do you have lots of guests coming over for a party? If you have a large space to heat, then you might want to consider hiring two patio heaters. Furthermore, you might want to consider where you place the heater. If you hire a freestanding patio heater then you might want to place it where you think people will naturally congregate.

Weather
Believe it or not, if you are hiring a patio heater, you do need to think about the weather. If it is windy, any heat will be reduced. You do not want to expose your patio heater to strong winds.

Patio heater hire
If you do not plan on using a patio heater regularly then hire a patio heater, do not buy one. Some patio heaters, especially electric ones, are not cheap to buy so you should weigh up the cost before you make your decision.

Patio heaters are popular rental items, as they are perfect for keeping guests warm at outdoor events. If you only plan on using a patio heater for a family party in October, check out some great rates on patio heater hire here.


Safety
Are patio heaters safe? This is a question that easyToolhire is asked often. Any heater can cause damage, injury, or fire if it is not used correctly. Patio heaters are heavy items and should be lifted and installed properly. You should read all instructions carefully and listen to any advice/guidance you are given.

If you would like further advice on finding the right tower light, talk to one of the easyToolhire team today.

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