Natural gas heaters are often an overlooked appliance for heating a home. Everyone is familiar with the cozy spot next to their fireplace, or the cold nights made warmer by gathering around an outdoor fire pit. But not many consider the same warmth a gas heater can bring to spots like your garage or patio.
Natural gas is a reliable and efficient way to heat a house, as a homeowner it is likely you have a water heater, range, grill, or other appliance powered by natural gas. Two great additions to any home especially if you’re trying to fight off the cold Colorado winters are garage and patio heaters.
Getting work done in a garage can be great with the open space to work on cars or any large projects. But often a garage can become too cold to work in, especially during the winter months. A great simple solution is a garage heater.
There are a few different types of garage heaters, freestanding and hanging, both of which can be run on propane, kerosene, or natural gas. The best choice for a more permanent solution is the hanging natural gas heater. It has the benefit over the other fuel types by not needing open ventilation and not putting off odors or water vapors.
Secondly when the heater is hung, it allows for a great air flow of heat and saves space.
Lastly, when searching for a unit it’s important to check the manufacturer’s specification to ensure you get a heater with the proper BTU’s to heat the square footage of your garage.
A patio heater similar to the garage heater can make those cold nights a little nicer and last a little longer. Likewise, they also come in either freestanding or hanging and are fueled by natural gas or propane most often.
Natural gas has the perk of never needing to refill a tank, and they burn the hottest. An added benefit to a patio heater is during the snowy season you can keep the front porch steps free from snow and ice, something to keep you and your guests safe.
Keep in mind similar to the garage heater when choosing a unit it’s recommended to see the manufacturer specification to ensure you have the proper BTU’s to heat the area you would like.
In conclusion, natural gas is a great way to bring constant and efficient heat to your home. There are many other types of heaters for your home we didn’t mention and might be worth looking into. However, if you are looking to extend your indoor-outdoor living experience during the cold times, or spend time working in your garage natural gas heaters are the perfect answer.