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Patio heaters and candle lanterns for warm, cozy, romantic evenings under the stars.

There’s nothing more magical than spending cozy evenings outdoors with friends and family, or perhaps with someone special. Patio heaters and candle lanterns create a warm, romantic atmosphere, and the heat and light they generate means you can enjoy your outdoor evenings well into the colder months of the year. Candle lanterns radiate an attractive natural glow, and can double as an emergency light source in case of a blackout. There are a number of different types of patio heaters, powered by propane gas, kerosene, or natural flame.

Types of patio heaters.

The most common type is the familiar mushroom shaped heater, powered by propane gas. You’ve probably seen these in outdoor cafes and restaurants, and they’re becoming more and more popular for patios and pool decks at home. It’s wise to look for products which are designed with safety in mind. A system which automatically switches the heater off if it tilts past a certain angle is really an essential feature.

Commercial patio heaters are generally larger, more durable and robust in construction, and consume less energy for the amount of heat they generate. If you have a large patio area to heat, it may be worth considering one of these as an option. While they may be more expensive initially, the energy efficiency and added durability of a commercial product may actually save you money in the long run, and a larger heater may do a more effective job. For a very large area, you can use any number of heaters.

A lovely alternative is a natural flame heater, fueled by wood or coal. There’s nothing like a natural flame to create a warm, cozy atmosphere. These outdoor fireplaces come in a wonderful range of shapes, sizes and designs, and in all kinds of attractive materials including cast iron, brass and copper.

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