The technology used by electric patio heater is a process where electrical energy is converted into heat. The way this is achieved is through the Joule effect – where an electric current passes through a metal resistor, converting electrical energy into heat – and using reflectors that direct heat to the outside of the heater or even fans that they help the heat to be distributed.
Electric heaters have the advantage of being simpler to install and in their domestic use there are heaters of comfortable sizes to be portable, so they can be taken anywhere and only need to connect to an electric current to work. They can also be found in the market at cheaper prices, so buying an electric patio heater does not represent a high cost. Another advantage that electric heaters have is that they do not emit any type of gas that can be bad for your health; this means that you do not need large ventilation for this type of heaters.
For this same reason electric patio heater can become safer, since there is no risk of intoxication by CO (carbon monoxide), or by any other gas that can harm us, as is the case of gas heaters. But it is important to keep them away from any furniture or object that may present fire risk, remember that the correct use of the heaters is the responsibility of the users.