Nobody likes sitting out in the cold, but it isn’t an excuse to remain indoors throughout the winter. You can enjoy many outdoor activities, even when the weather is gloomy. With proper outdoor heating equipment, you can change your winter season into an enjoyable time with family and friends.
Unlike Europe and America, Australia doesn’t experience extreme winters. For example, in Sydney, temperatures don’t usually go lower than eight degrees Celsius. It is still cold but not unbearable! A standard jacket and scarf are enough to keep you warm. Sometimes, the temperatures can rise to 15 degrees, allowing you to wear regular outfits.
In the cool months, you can stay outside most of the time, provided it isn’t raining. It’s nice to prepare a barbecue if you have a kitchen by your poolside or on your patio. Temperatures will inevitably reduce as the day progresses, but you can still relax surrounded by nature.
When it gets cold, you need to keep warm. This is where outdoor heating comes in handy. Your options are electric, gas, and wood-fired heaters. Each has its merits and demerits, as described below.
Electric heaters are the most modern heating option. Their most significant advantage is control – you can regulate the temperature they produce. Other benefits include convenience, ease of use, and little maintenance.
On the downside, electric heaters are power intensive. If you own them, expect higher utility bills. Moreover, this equipment is reliant on a power supply. Whenever there’s an outage, you’ll suffer in the cold.
Gas heaters are popular because of their convenience and ease of use. After a day’s work, you only need a matchstick to turn on the heat. Moreover, gas is fast, but it turns cold in a few minutes. Finally, like electricity, gas doesn’t produce smoke.
The downside is that gas is flammable. Therefore, you must check the supply lines for leaks to avoid fires. Also, the price of gas rises frequently, like other fossil fuels.
Nothing matches the classiness of watching and hearing the sound of burning logs. The bright orange flames are gracious, and the experience is unforgettable.
Wood-fired heaters give off a rustic feel and are ideal for heating large spaces. The ambience also makes wood great for family gatherings and friends’ parties.
That said, wood-fired heaters require a lot of patience. From collecting logs to lighting the fire, it takes considerable effort to keep you warm. When finished, you need to remove ashes from the fireplace and ‘kill’ any burning embers because they’re a fire risk.
For a bigger budget, you can get built-in fireplaces that don’t take up additional space. Instead, they’re installed inside walls, leaving the entire floor space. You can also purchase a fire table, a coffee table that keeps you warm.
You don’t have to remain indoors when it’s cold outside. You won’t notice the difference between summer and winter with the right equipment. You can even host a party!
Contact Sydney Heaters for the best outdoor heating solutions if you want to spend winters outside.