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Which patio heater fits my garden situation?

How do you choose the patio heater that fits your garden situation? We have created a number of example terraces and on this basis we give advice on which type of patio heater you will probably need.

Which heating elements are wind sensitive?

Heating elements electric heaters Heating elements gas heaters
High wind sensitivity Heatpanel and Quartz Flame heater
Low wind sensitivity Lowglare, Carbon, Halogen, Golden Tube, Golden Shadow, Royal Diamond and Heatstrip Lounge heater and Table heater

Enclosed terrace up to 15 m²

Enclosed terrace up to 15 m²

Electric heaters

All heating elements of electric heaters are suitable, since this is a windless room. There will therefore be no heat loss due to the influence of wind.

Gas ​​heaters

You never use gas heaters in a confined space, this is very dangerous. You always use a gas patio heater outdoors and in an unsealed room.

Windy terrace up to 15 m²

Windy terrace up to 15 m²

Electric heaters

Choose a heater that is almost not sensitive to wind, since there is a lot of wind on this terrace.

Gas ​​heaters

In principle, all gas heaters are suitable for this surface. Take a good look at the indicated heating range.

Enclosed terrace 16 m² - 20 m²

Enclosed terrace 16 m² - 20 m²

Electric heaters

You can choose any electric heater, because wind has no influence on the heat range. Observe, of course, the maximum heat range of a patio heater in comparison with your room to be heated.

Gas ​​heaters

Gas heaters you never use for heating a private terrace, because this is very dangerous. You always use a gas patio heater outdoors and in an unsealed room.

Windy terrace 16 m² - 20 m²

Windy terrace 16 m² - 20 m²

Electric heaters

Choose a patio heater that is virtually non-wind sensitive, so that there is no heat loss due to wind. Compare the given heat range with your heating surface.

Gas ​​heaters

Do not use flame theater for this situation, but prefer a lounge heater or table heater. In practice, it turns out that the heat emitted by a flame theater often dissipates.

Enclosed terrace 21 m² - 25 m²

Enclosed terrace 21 m² - 25 m²

Electric heaters

To heat this terrace you can use any electric heater. In practice, however, it appears that only a few electric patio heaters achieve this heat range. Look carefully at the given heat range and your heating surface. You may need 2 patio heaters to heat your terrace.

Gas ​​heaters

You never use a gas heater in confined spaces because this is very dangerous. You only use a gas heater outdoors on unsealed terraces.

Windy terrace 21 m² - 25 m²

Windy terrace 21 m² - 25 m²

Electric heaters

There is a lot of wind on this terrace, so choose a type of patio heater that is virtually wind-sensitive. Also look again at the given heat range compared to the size of the surface that you want to heat. You may need 2 patio heaters to heat the entire terrace.

Gas ​​heaters

Do not use flame theater on this terrace. The heat blows quickly. A lounge heater or table heater is the right choice for this terrace.


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