Top Benefits of Patio Heaters on Cape Cod

While there are many things to love about the cold months on Cape Cod, maybe the worst thing about the changing of the seasons is that it gets more and more difficult to spend time enjoying the outdoors. If you find yourself longing for spring within days of hitting fall, the team at Breakaway is here to provide some good news: you don’t have to wait to get your outdoors fix. What’s the answer to your problems? A patio heater from Breakaway! Continue reading to learn more about electric and propane patio heaters:

What is a Patio Heater?

Most of us are familiar with a space heater. Patio heaters are similar to these in many ways, but they differ in the type of heat they provide, how they provide it, and how effective they are in outdoor spaces. Put simply, just sticking a space heater on your deck or patio wouldn’t do much. This is because these types of heaters are designed to be used indoors, where there’s insulation and closed space to retain the generated heat.

In the case of a patio heater, it needs to be able to operate effectively while in a wide-open area. In order to do this, it creates radiative heat. The heat created by a patio heater is directed upward into a silvered hood, which is bad at absorbing heat, but very good at reflecting it. This lets the generated heat radiate safely back downward into a directed cone. Simply put, it’s a heater built to heat outdoor areas safely, effectively, and most importantly, thoroughly.

What Are the Benefits of a Patio Heater?

Patio heaters are awesome for keeping select outdoor areas not only habitable, but genuinely warm. This offers a large number of advantages, and the heater itself has many benefits as well, including:

  • Effective outdoor heating – While outdoor fire pits and bonfires have lots of charm, they aren’t well known for providing a meaningful amount of heat. Unique technology and design methods make patio heaters one of the best sources for outdoor heating.
  • Safe source of heat – Patio heating units are relatively safe. However, they do produce CO1 and CO2, so they must be operated outdoors only.
  • Fuel-efficiency – Excellent technology makes patio heaters surprisingly fuel-efficient, making them a cost-effective choice for how much comfort they provide.
  • Attractive designs – Patio heaters come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, designs, and styles. This makes it easy to choose a patio heater that actually enhances your outdoor living experience rather than cramping it.

In addition to all of the perks that an outdoor patio heater can provide, the biggest advantage is this: more time spent outdoors with friends, family, and guests. These days, and especially this year, that sort of comfort and joy is invaluable. If you’re worried that the cold months are going to rob you of your time in the open sun even more than this year already has, we can heartily recommend a patio heater to keep you cozy.

What Are The Types of Patio Heaters?

Propane Patio Heaters

Propane patio heaters from Breakaway are powered by propane gas tanks. This means you don’t have to worry about wood, dust, or intensive cleanup. Simply hook up your propane tank and switch on your heater. Best of all, these propane tanks are just like those that power your gas grill!

Electric Patio Heaters

Breakaway also is happy to provide electric patio heaters, like the powerful Aura ComfortPlus Infrared Heater. This patio heater provides year-round directional, radiant, infrared heat from an electric power source. It can provide up to 64 square feet of radiant warmth to your patio, deck or favorite outdoor space. With advanced heating technology designed to warm people and objects without heating the air in between, this electric patio heater provides 90% efficiency in converting energy into directional, virtually wind-proof comfort heat. The ComfortPlus heaters are weatherproof and can be operated safely year-round in all weather conditions.

Top-Class Cape Cod Patio Heaters from Breakaway

At Breakaway we’re dedicated to providing homeowners with comfort, convenience, and the knowledge they need. Whether you’re looking for a grill, a generator, a gas fireplace, or a patio heater, we’re always happy to provide the insight and information you need in order to pick the product that is perfect for your home and budget.

Find out more about patio heaters by reaching out to our Cape Cod team online, or call us today at 508-398-3831 to speak with a product specialist now!


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Sunday: Closed.

435 Rt. 134 South Dennis, MA 02660
Next to Mid Cape Home Centers

Phone: (508) 398-3831


Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed.

17c Trinity Place Mashpee, MA 02649
Next to Boston Interiors

Phone: (508) 539-1674