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Restaurant Patio Heater Buyer's Guide

Canada has breathtaking scenery, friendly people and diverse cultures. However, it can be challenging to enjoy outdoor spaces in the colder seasons.

Patio heaters are versatile and smart investments. They make the most of your outdoor space and keep you comfortable on chilly evenings, enabling you to enjoy the outdoors when the temperature drops. They prolong your outdoor season.

Western Water and Gas Products offers high-quality infrared patio heaters in Canada. Let us guide you through the purchasing process.


Types of Restaurant Patio Heaters

Several types of restaurant patio heaters are available, each with pros and cons. Here are the most popular types of patio heaters:

  • Propane Patio Heaters: A popular choice for outdoor heating because they're portable, easy to use and provide instant heat. They're typically fueled by a propane tank, which needs to be refilled periodically. However, propane patio heaters can be expensive and may emit harmful gases.
  • Natural Gas Patio Heaters: A cost-effective and efficient way to heat your outdoor space, these patio heaters are typically connected to your home's natural gas line, so you won't worry about running out of fuel. Natural gas patio heaters require professional installation and may not be portable.
  • Electric Patio Heaters: These are a convenient and easy-to-use choice. They are wall-mounted or freestanding and can be used indoors or outdoors. Electric patio heaters are also affordable and emit no harmful gases. However, they may not provide as much heat as other options.
  • Infrared Patio Heaters: Like the Sunpak patio heater, infrared patio heaters are popular among restaurant owners due to their efficiency and effectiveness. The initial investment can be somewhat pricey, but they are simple to install and provide instant heat. Learn more about infrared patio heaters below. 


Infrared Patio Heaters

Infrared patio heaters use radiant heat technology to warm objects and people rather than heating the air around them. This type of heat is like the warmth you feel from the sun – but without harmful UV rays. This makes infrared patio heaters energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Infrared patio heaters offer several benefits over other patio heaters. These benefits include:

  • They are energy efficient and can lower your operating costs.
  • They provide instant heat, minimizing the wait time before use. This is particularly important for restaurant owners who want to keep their customers warm and comfortable.
  • They are cost-Effective in the long run because they require minimal maintenance and have lower operating costs than propane or natural gas patio heaters.
  • They emit no harmful gases, making them an environmentally friendly and safe choice for outdoor heating. They also don't have an open flame, reducing the risk of fire.
  • They come in various styles and designs, so you can choose one that matches your restaurant's decor. They're sleek and modern, adding to the ambiance of your outdoor space.


Choosing the Right Infrared Patio Heater

When choosing an infrared patio heater for your restaurant, there are a few factors to consider:

  • The size and power of a patio heater depend on the square footage of your outdoor space. You'll need to choose a heater powerful enough to provide sufficient heat. 
  • As mentioned earlier, infrared patio heaters come in various styles and designs. You'll want to choose a heater that matches your restaurant's decor and adds to the ambiance.
  • Infrared patio heaters can be powered by natural gas or propane. You must decide which fuel source is most convenient and cost-effective for your restaurant.
  • Infrared patio heaters vary in price depending on the size, power and design. Choose a heater that fits your budget and provides enough heat for your outdoor space.


The Leading Provider of Sunpak Patio Heaters

Western Water and Gas Products is one of Canada's leading distributors of patio heaters. We provide quality products and access to technical heating experts to assist you with selection, installation and maintenance. 

Call us at +1 (604) 599-1900 or complete our contact form today to learn more about our products and services.

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