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Patio Heaters to Warm Your Outdoor Holiday Entertaining

Aside from the lights, gifts, shopping, and joyous festivities, the holiday season ushers in a season of biting cold in the United States and Canada. During this time of year, you’ll most definitely need an outdoor patio heater to keep you and your guests warm. Gas Outdoor Patio Heaters is one of the most well-known retailers of commercial and industrial patio heaters.

Headquartered in San Clemente, California, Gas Outdoor Patio Heaters has sold and installed heating systems for over 18 years. We take pride in our exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and ability to meet each client’s specific needs. If you can’t find the equipment you are looking for on our website, please call us, and we will be thrilled to assist you!

Why Use a Patio Heater?

Most of us have used a space heater at some point in our lives. Patio heaters are similar in many respects, but they differ in terms of the type of heat they provide and how they transmit it to outdoor areas. Relaxing on your porch, balcony, backyard, or poolside during the colder holiday months requires a patio heater so you and your loved ones can converse and enjoy sweet delicacies in comfort. 

Patio heaters warm the surrounding area using distributed heat. This is a process where the heat distributes upward into a silvered hood, and is then reflected away. As a result, heat can safely radiate downward with excellent coverage, where the temperature settings are controlled by you. Simply put, a patio heater provides warmth in outdoor spaces in a safe, efficient, and comprehensive manner. You can adjust the heat flow based on the needs of you and your guests.

The Benefits of Using a Patio Heater

Patio heaters are excellent for making outdoor areas livable and comfortable during Holiday cold spells. Here are some additional benefits:

Effective Holiday Outdoor Heating

While outdoor fire pits and bonfires are beautiful, they aren’t recognized for producing a lot of radiant heat, and smoke can leave a lingering smell on clothing. Patio heaters are a popular form of outdoor warmth due to their innovative technology and design. Warming a sizable area to allow you to visit in comforting warmth.

Safety Features

Patio heaters are built with many safety features, and they tend to be safer than an open fire if you have tipsy guests or pets and kids running around. 

A few of the built in safety features:

  • Automatic shut off
  • Timer controlled shut off
  • Anti-tipping features
  • Automatic gas shutoff 
  • Temperature control and more

Outdoor patio heaters are also surprisingly fuel-efficient thanks to technological developments, making them cost-effective and safe for the amount of warmth they provide for your outdoor patio Holiday entertaining. 

Allows You to Spend More Time Outdoors

During the cold season, people tend to spend more time indoors. This can have a negative impact on quality of life. Aside from the numerous benefits that an outdoor patio heater may offer, the most important benefit is that it allows you to spend more time outside with your friends, family, and guests especially during the holidays.

Additionally, some of our clients like to use outdoor patio heaters in the winter months for weddings, corporate holiday parties, and New Years celebrations. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you should stop celebrating. 

Comfort and delight are vital during the holiday season, especially now that most of us are emerging from a pandemic lockdown. If you’re concerned that the colder months will cut into your outdoor time even further, consider investing in a patio heater from Gas Outdoor Patio Heaters.

Types of Patio Heaters

Are you wondering what type of patio heater to purchase? Thankfully, Gas Outdoor Patio Heaters stocks a wide range of heaters for both residential and commercial use. This includes the heater parts you may need to extend the life of your existing units. 

There are three primary types of patio heaters: electric, natural gas, and propane patio heaters. 

  • Electric patio heaters come in both infrared and radiant quartz and are ideal for commercial settings such as stadiums, auto repair shops, and shopping centers. 
  • Natural gas patio heaters can be a good fit for both residential and commercial applications. 
  • Propane patio heaters are energy efficient and ideal for outdoor pool areas including garages, and workshops.

Contact Us for More Information

When it comes to patio heaters, we are proud of our exceptional customer service, attention to detail, and ability to meet our clients’ unique needs. Our patio heaters come in a variety of sizes, shapes, designs, and styles. This makes it easier to choose a patio heater that enhances rather than detracts from your outdoor living experience. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our site, please contact us right away and our expert team will be happy to help.

Get the most use out of your outdoor space with a patio heater

Utilize your backyard patio space well into the cooler months with the cozy comfort of an outdoor patio heater. Warming your backyard patio allows you to comfortably enjoy your beautiful outdoor space much longer. 

Maximize your outdoor space

Taking the time to custom design your outdoor patio space and having it set up exactly to your enjoyment is only complete if you plan how best to utilize the outdoor space during the cooler seasons. You no longer have to miss out on enjoying your patio and backyard for months on end. With a custom set up of outdoor patio heaters we can help you reclaim your space back from the cooler temperatures. 

You spent time and money on making your outdoor space luxurious and with our selection of outdoor patio heaters we can help you custom design the perfect layout to blanket the area with warmth. Truly letting you control the temperatures and allowing you to enjoy your beautiful views and fresh air. 

Luxury Outdoor Patio Heater Options

Outdoor patio heaters allow you to cozy up on your deck or outdoor patio with your loved ones, while you enjoy your beautiful backyard and amazing views. Regardless of the time of day, night or season; an electric patio heater or gas patio heater allows you to utilize and enjoy your outdoor space.

We bring climate control to your backyard with our inventory of patio heaters, allowing you to reclaim and enjoy your space year round. No matter how big or how small your back yard patio is we can help you get it heated effectively. We feature a variety of heaters for your outdoor patio from commercial grade, portable or to low profile wall or ceiling mounted patio heaters to keep your beautiful views unobstructed. 

Outdoor Patio Heater Safety Features

Our patio heaters offer a variety of safety features to keep you, your children and your pets safe. A few examples: 

Our ceiling or wall mounted options keep them out of reach of curious little ones and allows you to control the temperature remotely. 

Our no-tip self stabilizing outdoor patio heater allows you to relocate the patio heater with care as needed but minimizes the risk of accidental tipping. And further features automatic shut off should it tip. 

Our inventory features patio heaters that are both durable and long lasting so that you can enjoy many years of use. 

Outdoor Patio Heater Experts

Not sure how best to set up your outdoor patio with outdoor heaters? Our team is fast, friendly and most importantly knowledgeable on how best to lay out your heating grid to make the best use of the heat they produce. Our resident expert Mike Workman can help you plan out a heating grid to blanket the area, or if you just need some portable heaters that allows you the flexibility to move them where the action is – we have you covered there too.

Give us a call at 760-919-4358. At GasOutdoorPatioHeaters we are leaders in outdoor patio heaters because we sell high quality products and know how best to maximize the heat that they produce so that our clients can best benefit from them. We are always happy to help you get back to the business of enjoying your outdoor space with comfortable year round warmth-even through the cooler seasons. Call us and get your patio heated up as soon as possible!

We look forward to working with you!

Outdoor Patio Heaters in San Diego, CA Belmont Park in Mission Bay

The Outdoor Patio Heaters team was onsite for another big Calcana outdoor patio heater installation job out in San Diego, California.

On this install we are wall and ceiling mounting a custom configuration of outdoor restaurant patio heaters at two commercial sites in San Diego, Ca at Belmont Park in Mission Bay. We are outfitting two nice ocean front restaurants with permanent ceiling and wall mount gas patio heaters.  Both of these restaurants have commercial outdoor patio seating for their clientele and we were able to work up a heating plan of action for both. 

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Patio Heaters installed for restaurant Buffalo Wild Wings

Advanced Systems just completed another fine install in Newport Beach, California! On this build we installed Calcana heaters at Buffalo Wild Wings in Newport Beach, CA. They are all set to rock out some cozy temperatures with their restaurant patio heating – this patio is directly overlooking the waterfront. Beautiful and picturesque but sure to be cold in the fall and winter months. They turned to us to ensure their customers are ensconced in cozy comfort during their outdoor dining experience. Check out our other write up on our patio heater install that has withstood the test of time and the salt water air ocean side.

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It’s one thing to heat residential patios or other small, concentrated areas.  In such cases gas outdoor patio heaters such as the Electric Heater, Energy Efficient Space Heaters, or even a Portable Propane Heater should do the trick.  But what if the space you’re heating is the size of a manufacturing plant, warehouse, or even an aircraft hangar?  That’s far too big of an area for smaller a typical Garage Heater to cover.  It’s not easy warming up such hard to heat spaces, and as you might imagine it’s not cheap either.  Commercial tube heaters, however, are making it possible for business owners to pipe in heat in an effective and economical way.

When you think of commercial tube heaters, think of the concept of the sun warming the earth.  Believe it or not they operate on the same principle, and here’s how.  With tube heaters heat is delivered to the floor zone, not the ceiling.  As the source of heat reaches the floor level it is absorbed by everything there, including floors, machinery, fixtures, etc.   Because the difference between the floor and ceiling temperature is lower than with conventional air systems, heat loss is diminished, and  as a result so are your heating bills.  But enough of the science lesson, let’s get on to the important stuff.  Namely, how much can you save?

Studies show that commercial tube heaters can reduce your heating bill by as much as 20%-50%.  Exactly how much you’ll save depends on a number of variables, but this means that over the course of a few short years a system such as this can pay for itself.  In a business that incurs many different types of overhead, the amount of savings provided by this type of heating system can be quite significant.

Tube heaters are very easy to install and require very little maintenance.  In addition, their compact size allows for placement in small, hard to heat areas as well as larger spaces.  From plants and warehouses to loading docks, garages, machine shops and beyond, hard to heat industrial areas of all kinds can benefit from this economical and efficient way of heating.  Though there are many types of heaters to choose from, quiet, draft free heat and the savings that go with it suggest a unique opportunity that business owners of all stripes are warming up to.



Gas prices.  Two words that can strike fear in even the healthiest of wallets, and in ways we might have previously never imagined.  Residential outdoor heating is one such example.  While different types of gas outdoor patio heaters including the Infrared Heater and Propane Heaters for outdoor areas can bring ample heat to your backyard entertaining, there is a more cost effective way.  The Electric Heater is revolutionizing outdoor patio heating by bringing the convenience of a Portable Heater together with reduced energy costs.

The convenience of electric heaters is a byproduct of their smaller size, which make them perfect for indoor or outdoor use.  The ability to be used indoors makes them a viable alternative or supplement to a smaller Garage Heateras well.  Available with movable mounting brackets, they can be permanently installed, eliminating the need for storage and maintenance.  And because they run on regular household currents, getting your new unit up and running is literally as easy as plugging in.  For the technically uninclined among us, such ease of use is a welcome feature.  Electric heaters also produce a  clean and odorless heat, sparing users from the types of fumes sometimes associated with gas or propane heaters.

The beauty of the electric heater is that it is a born conservationist with a built-in tendency to save resources.  It creates a heat that is naturally drawn to the objects surrounding it, minimizing the amount of heat that wanders off into the surrounding air and goes unused.  The result is a heater that wastes precious little time going from zero to one hundred percent capacity in mere seconds.  Best of all, operating costs across the board have proven to be a fraction of those produced by propane patio heaters.

Electric units operate at a 90% energy conversion rate, and studies show they produce just 1/10 the energy costs of LPG, or natural gas, Heaters.  Those numbers translate to real savings, and a warm feeling in your bank account as well as on your patio.  While the type of heater one purchases is a matter of personal taste and need, cost conscious consumers now have the choice to keep the heat up and costs down.  Simply put, when searching for patio heaters it pays to go electric.

Our Commercial or Industrial Heater Buyer’s Guide

Commercial heaters come in all sorts of sizes, settings and heating source types.

We can help you determine the right industrial heating option for your job site. Industrial heaters come in all ranges of BTUs, so we will assist you in calculating how to efficiently heat your desired space to heat. Numbers to consider is the area of your space and the range of BTUs necessary to heat your structure.

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Essential Information About Infrared Heaters

Electric and gas-fired infrared heaters radiate heat to warm up cold areas and the people in them, and one of the main benefits of these types of heaters is that they reduce the amount of heat load required to keep an area warm by up to 15 percent. infared-heaterInfrared heaters are typically used to warm up the interiors of large industrial and commercial locations, such as aircraft hangers, mechanic garages, warehouses, factories, sports arenas, vehicle showrooms and agricultural facilities.

In these types of areas, many of which typically feature a loading dock, workers are always coming and going and doors are opened repeatedly over long periods of time, letting in cold air from outside. Infrared heaters are therefore the ideal type of heater for these locations, since their spot heating capabilities (sometimes known as “comfort heating”) allow the majority of the heat to be absorbed and stored in the floor, losing only a small amount of heat when doors are left open. There are many types of electric and gas-fired heaters, with the four most popular being: Continue reading