When some people hear “wood burning heater” they envision a big black cast iron stove used for heating homes and cooking up meals many years ago. While these stoves served a function, they weren’t exactly beautiful to look at or easy to maintain. Since then, the need for heating appliances has changed and so has their purpose.
In today’s day and age demand has shifted towards heating the outside of people’s homes and businesses through the use of patio heaters. The most common options of patio heaters are propane, electric and wood burning. But before diving into making a purchase, it’s important to understand these 3 points on why wood pellet heaters are the best available choice on the market:
Patio heaters are an investment. They are pieces of outdoor furniture that need to look good and get the job done. At first glance buyers may gravitate to the “more affordable” electric or propane patio heater options as opposed to the higher initial price tag for a wood pellet heater. However, the recurring cost of fuel for propane heaters and the restrictions in mobility of electric heaters can quickly become a nuisance. Wood pellet heaters run on inexpensive wood pellets that burn twice as long as propane and can travel with you anywhere you choose to go. This amounts to hundreds if not thousands of dollars in savings on the cost of fuel over the lifetime of the heater. In addition, our American made, hand crafted, stainless steel Timber Heaters will look beautiful and timeless in any home.
An obvious spec for comparison in patio heaters is their ability to generate heat. While electric and propane heaters only emit heat from their tops, Timber Heaters radiate heat throughout the entire unit. Emitting up to 9,000 IBU’s per lb. our heaters provide more than 2X the heat of propane and electric heaters – we’re talking about a 300 sq. ft. heating radius in the Lil’ Timber model alone!
3. Renewable Energy Source
Being invested in the health of the Earth for centuries to come should be a top priority on everyone’s list. Gas used to fuel propane heaters is a fossil fuel, making it a non-renewable energy resource. The wood pellets used to fuel Timber Heaters are made from recycled industrial by-product of the saw mill industry and leave a tiny carbon imprint.