It’s time to pack up the grill and start thinking about that cozy outdoor fireplace. As fall approaches, what better way to spend an evening than by sitting under your patio canopy with a glass of wine in hand? But before you turn on the heater, be sure it is safe to use one under your pergola or other covered area.
We have all sorts of tips for using a heater safely indoors – but how do I know if it’s safe to use an outdoor heater outside? You can’t just set it out there without any kind of safety precautions. Lucky for you, we’ve created this handy guide to answer all your questions about using an outdoor space heater.
Can you use patio heater under canopy?
Yes, patio heaters can be used outdoors. They are perfect for when you enjoy spending time in your patio area well into the autumn months. If it gets chilly or windy outside, simply turn on your patio heater to keep warm and cozy under your patio canopy .
But before you use your patio heater, make sure it is safe. Read through our safety guides below to find out whether or not it’s safe to use a patio heater under pergola.
Safety guides on using patio heater under canopy
There are several factors to consider when using patio heaters. Ignoring these important safety precautions can lead to serious accidents, so please take them into consideration before setting one up.
- Please find the patio heater with the Underwriters Laboratories UL stamp of approval . This ensures that patio heaters have met certain standards of production and materials used during manufacturing. The patio heater must also meet electric, fuel burning/liquid propane, and LP-Gas requirements before gaining this label of approval.
- Only plug patio heaters in directly outside your pergola or patio area where it is easily accessible without having to unplug any other appliances like power tools or outdoor lights.
- One important purchase you will need for your patio heater is patio heater covers . They can shield patio heaters from the rain and snow. Also, patio heater covers keep patio heaters safe from debris like leaves or other potential hazards that could fall or blow into the patio heater.
- Ensure your patio heater has a sturdy base so it does not tip over easily when in use.
- Do not operate your patio heater near combustible items or flammable items to avoid any type of fire hazard.
- Lastly, be sure to turn off patio heaters before leaving them unattended for safety purposes. This is especially important if you are planning on going inside your home or back into your pergola for an extended period of time during the nighttime hours. Something else to keep in mind is patio heaters should never be left on overnight.
Outdoor patio heaters may provide you with a cozy and warm indoor-like atmosphere, but it is crucial that you use them correctly and safely before spending any time under your patio canopy this fall. Maintaining safety by taking the right precautions will prolong the life of your patio heater while also preventing any accidents from occurring. Follow our safety guides to ensure safe heating this season, both indoors and out!
Other alternative heaters for your canopy?
A patio heater can be used under your patio canopy, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only alternative to keeping warm. Other patio options for keeping warm are patio fireplaces and outdoor fire pits .
But, what about using a patio umbrella ? That way you have shade from the sun on warmer days or on those chilly nights when you need some shelter. You can also place patio umbrellas underneath an overhang if you want more room to use your patio heater on breezy nights.
Outdoor patio heaters are used to increase the temperature in colder outdoor areas, but patio umbrellas and patio furniture can be used to prevent you from feeling cool on milder days. When placed near each other, patio umbrellas and patio heaters give off that comforting warmth without dehydrating your skin or burning up in the sun’s UV rays.
A patio umbrella is perfect for when you want some shade during the day while using your patio heater at night.
A patio umbrella under an overhang is also a great way to make use of space when you need extra seating or when you need more room to put down your drink . We all know how quickly patio tables can fill up! So placing another patio umbrella there can be really helpful to have an extra patio table underneath.
Can a patio heater be used under a patio cover?
Yes, patio heaters can be used under patio covers because patio heater covers come in a variety of styles and materials to fit any kind of patio canopy. In fact, patio umbrella covers and patio heater covers are sold separately.
Deciding between a patio fire pit cover or patio heater cover is an easy choice depending on what you need! If you have lots of extra outdoor clutter that needs storing then getting a patio furniture cover might be the best choice so your patio stays looking neat and tidy even when it’s not being used.
Patio heaters can be used under patio covers because patio heater covers protect patio heaters from outside elements such as the rain and snow so your patio heater is always ready for use. Patio furniture covers also help prolong the life of your patio umbrella by protecting it from UV rays and harsh weather that could damage or fade even the highest quality outdoor patio umbrella.
The choice between patio umbrellas or patio heaters is a personal decision anyone can make depending on the available space and the kind of warmth you’re looking for.
What area of a canopy would you want to put a heater?
When it comes to where in your patio canopy you may want to place a patio heater , that really depends on how big the canopy is and what features it has. For instance, if you have an overhead patio cover then placing a patio heater by one or two sides opposite each other could add warmth on breezier days.
On warmer days when there’s no wind, feel free to move the patio heater wherever you need it to be. If you’re patio canopy is open then patio heaters can be placed wherever just like patio umbrellas . Both portable heating units are great for creating an fulfilling atmosphere where friends and family gather to socialize or enjoy time with each other.
How big of a patio heater do I need?
When looking at how large the patio heater should be, take into account measurements of your patio’s floor space as well as what patio furniture pieces you may want around the patio heater.
If your patio is smaller than average, don’t worry about purchasing a larger patio heater because they range in size from tabletop models all the way up to high capacity models that reach upwards of 25 feet! Whether you have an immense outdoor
How much area does a patio heater cover?
Patio heaters can provide warmth and light across a small patio area. They work best by focusing the heat onto one area of patio rather than heating up an entire patio space.
Many patio heater models also come with adjustable and telescoping features that reach upwards to 15 feet or more depending on the patio heater model itself. This is perfect for any patio that comes with a patio canopy . Keep in mind, if your patio canopy does not stretch above your patio , you may be limited to how far an outdoor patio heater can stretch as well.
If you plan on using your patio heater as your primary light source under patio canopy this season, make sure to pick out the right style for providing lighting. There are many styles available – from lantern patio heaters that sit on patio surfaces or hang from patio frames, to patio heaters that come with built-in lights!
It is always important to check the size of patio heater before picking out a light. Lights can be mounted high up on patio structures (on posts, for example) or more flush with the ground. You want to make sure they are not too close to something else like furniture or plants. If you have an outdoor gazebo, patio heater lights can also be great at providing illumination inside it.