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Are Patio Heaters Safe in Dry Weather?

in Outdoor Living

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A patio heater is a great addition to any outdoor living space, helping to keep people warm on those cool summer nights. One of the concerns that people may have before making the investment in a patio heater is whether or not it is safe to use, especially in dry weather.

The short answer to this is yes, patio heaters are very safe, even in dry weather.  This is true for all types of heaters, including propane, natural gas and even electric. There are a few reasons why patio heaters are safe in dry weather.

Shut Off Feature

Most patio heaters have a built-in safety feature in that the gas supply, whether propane or natural gas, will shut off if the heater falls over or is titled. This safety mechanism means that should the heater fall over, the flame will turn off before it is able to ignite any of its surroundings.

Spark Free

Another thing that makes these heaters safe in dry weather is that they do not produce sparks. One of the main concerns of campfires is that sparks are emitted which could ignite surrounding grass and foliage. The clean flames from patio heaters are completely spark free, meaning that there is no chance of any sparks setting any dry surroundings on fire.

Quick Shut Off

Another safety feature of these outdoor patio heaters is thaqt many come with one-push shut off features. This is useful in the event that there is an emergency, the heater can quickly be turned off with a quick push of a single button.

Patio heaters are quite safe, even in dry weather. However, it is still a source of flame and heat, and proper safety precautions should be taken to ensure that all users remain safe and free from injury. This summer, consider investing in a patio heater and making the most of your outdoor living space


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