Patio Heater which type?

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  1. rsbhj

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    Hey

    I am looking to get some heat for the patio when sitting out in the evening. I was looking at fire pit or chiminea however the smell and prob complaints are putting me off, plus a fair bit involved to get them going. More looking for something quick that can be put on last min and might only be for a little time.

    Gas patio heater or electric infra red heater? I have seen the gas ones and they are good but costly I beleive.

    I've never had any experience with the electric infra red ones can anyone comment on these? Couple below I have seen the below as couple options

    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/605...ViK3tCh3R4ArfEAQYCCABEgIV5vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    https://www.blumfeldt.co.uk/Patio-H...MI7oXH99KA6QIVk4jVCh1U1gkEEAQYAiABEgJwn_D_BwE

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    Can anyone else provide some useful comments on this subject?
     
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    Chimineas are extremely easy to get started with the modern firelighters available. Personally I'd steer clear of an open fire pit as the smoke billows all over you - at least a chimenea directs it upwards! That said, you could buy more expensive (and less smokey) fuel for either. Gas patio heaters are an environmental abomination (though I know fires aren't exactly good either)
     
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    Electric ones are very power hungry.

    I would stick to a gas one if you want convenience.
     
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    I had thought that about electric heaters but upon reading a few articles and reviews they are cheaper than gas ones to run. Not sure how true the claims are.
     
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