We have the heater ideally suited to your application
The most noticeable types of natural gas outdoor heaters are mushroom
shaped patio heaters that can be free-standing, mounted to an in-ground
post or ceiling mounted.
Less obvious heaters are box-type units that can be hung on walls and
tube heaters that often aren’t even noticed. Outdoor infrared heaters
transfer heat by radiation to directly heat people and objects.
Most infrared heaters use a high temperature stainless steel mantle and
a piezo spark igniter with a variable turn down gas valve. Some models
also have remote controls.
Tube-style infrared heaters burn gas inside a long tube, creating
radiant heat from the tube surface. A polished reflector directs the
radiant heat down to the floor.
Natural gas post-mounted, wall and ceiling units varies between 16,000
Btu/hr to 50,000 Btu/hr. Tube heaters range from 20,000 Btu/hr.
Efficiency is around 80% to 92% and is based on the tube length and mounting
heights above the floor.
More heat is required as the tube length increases. A 20 foot tube
requires 50,000 Btu/hr, while a 40-foot tube requires 100,000 Btu/hr.
Heaters are also categorized by high and low intensity. Tube heaters and
mushroom types with stainless steel and metallic screens are usually
lower intensity, while wall mounted with ceramic refractory are high
Assess your outdoor heating needs
Union Gas has developed a Patio Heater Screening Tool that helps
customers estimate their patio heating needs and determine how many and
what kind of heaters they need to heat their space effectively.
It also helps customers calculate savings they will recoup by choosing
natural gas rather than propane.
To obtain a copy of this electronic screening tool contact your local
Union Gas Account Manager today.