Chances are that you have a fire table you love already. Whether by Napoleon, Outdoor Great Room Company, or 1867, you may be thinking, "Why would I want a patio heater if I already have a fire table?" Well, unlike what your spouse may say, two truly is better than one! In all seriousness, we'll go through just a few of the benefits of having a patio heater, whether or not you already have a fire table.
Let's start with the obvious. Our patio heaters will keep you and yours warm, plain and simple. Yes, fire tables also do this, but they do it in a completely different way. First, our patio heaters will provide a larger radius of heat - specifically up to 8 ft. radius from the patio heater. So, although fire tables produce heat, there is less freedom of movement if you'd like to stay warm in any spot in your backyard. If you're getting up to check on that roast pork or those rotisserie wings, a patio heater provides you the luxury of not having to leave the "heat zone" when walking from your fire table and patio furniture to your grill.
A second reason is that our Brander Patio Heaters tend to be less expensive than a fire table. This makes it a very practical outdoor heating option, which is definitely a bonus when all other benefits are factored in.
Our third huge benefit of our patio heaters is that they're portable, whereas a fire table may not be. Our Brander Patio Heaters, whether in natural gas or liquid propane, will have wheels for easy transport. In contrast, fire tables rarely ever have wheels and they often weigh quite a lot, like the 300 lb. concrete Cove Linear by Outdoor Great Room Company. So, unless your guests are Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, The Great Khali, Chris Bumstead, or Zydrunas Savickas, you likely need something meant to be portable, especially when fire is involved. Additionally, you may want to move your portable propane patio heater to a spot that your natural gas fire table cannot reach. The options are endless with a portable propane heater!
The last benefit (as far as this list goes) is that the "physical coverage to heat coverage" ratio is much better with a patio heater. What we mean by this is that a patio heater will cover much less of your deck or patio space, yet it'll produce heat for a vast area. Fire tables, however, can potentially cover a large area whilst heating a radius less than our patio heaters. So, if you have a smaller backyard or simply prefer to save some space, a patio heater is your answer to the problematic chilliness of your nights.
At the end of the day, you'll get what is best for your home and your needs. We just want to make sure that you know we're here to help you with the process. So, don't hesitate to contact or visit our experts at any one of our stores in Calgary, Alberta or in the Greater Toronto Area by clicking here. Also click here to sign up for our Email Newsletter, where you'll be the first to know about our Sales and Promotions, Recipes, Grill Tips, and More!