Gardening equipment

Why outdoor heaters in the country and how to choose them

Despite the abundance of fruits and vegetables in the shops,gardeners try to grow their own food supply. And the reason is not cost savings or quality. For many, work on the ground has become something of a hobby, physical workout, which relieves stress. But the weather has an impact, and unexpected frosts may impair the growth of crops. Therefore, gardeners prepare for such eventualities, purchasing outdoor heaters. They will warm and the greenhouse, and the hosts.


  • What are the outdoor infrared heaters
  • Types of IR systems
    • Mobile Gas Heaters
    • Do not require refueling electrical
  • The appearance of gas installations
  • Variety of electrical infrared equipment
  • Tips for Choosing a heater
  • The scope of application of infrared systems cottage

What are the outdoor infrared heaters

It would seem, what's the point to put on the heaterstreet, if all the heat is immediately dissipated in the space, such as the volume of air to heat impossible. But "chip" that is not infrared devices warm air as conventional oil systems, and all objects and people that are in the zone of dispersion of rays. Similarly, the impact on our fire. Standing by the open fire, we warmed instantly, even if the freezing temperatures outside.

But unlike the flame which burns throughcombustion oxygen, infrared element is nothing out of the atmosphere does not absorb. Such devices are recommended to be put in unheated porches or gazebos, because they do not dry the air and do not cause headaches.

Types of IR systems

There are two types of devices: gas heater outside and runs on electricity. Summer residents are buying both options, depending on the application. Consider, for use in the country than profitable.

Mobile Gas Heaters

If you use the appliance more often outsidehouse, you should choose a street infrared gas heaters. It is convenient because it can be placed anywhere in the area, as it does not depend on the energy source. All that is necessary for the operation (gas cylinder) is mounted in the instrument, to be exact - at the bottom of the structure. Turns the system by pressing the button, then triggered piezo, strike sparks. It ignites the gas. He starts to warm up a special grid allocated infrared radiation. The rays reflected by the reflector and create within a certain radius of the heater heat the cone.

gas heater

One click - and natural gas, the system automatically ignites the flame

Systems can work on two types of liquefiedgas: propane and butane. If you are using only the cottage in the summer time, it is more profitable to use butane type, since at these temperatures it is more effective. In autumn and spring, when temperature changes from plus to minus, the best heating quality gives propane. If you find a model that works for both types of gas - it will be the best option because you will be able to pick up fuel in season.

But losing the gas system in the electricheating level. To instrument issued about 20 degrees temperature outside should be at least + 10˚. Therefore, these heaters are ineffective in the winter. Besides gas installations can not be used indoors because harmful substances produced in the combustion process.

Another shortcoming - the limited time. Gas cylinder has a capacity of about 30 liters. If you want it a permanent job, the stock of fuel will be enough just for a day, but, as a rule, use the heater for a few hours, so that it may be enough power for about 8 parties.

Do not require refueling electrical

If in the country a lot of architectural structuresopen type -. terraces, pavilions, terraces, etc., it is more convenient to use recognized infrared electric heaters street. They are fixed to the wall or ceiling in a room where the tea party is planned, include outlet - and you can have a rest at least a week. After all, in such a fuel heater will never end.

In terms of heat generation power systems are more efficient than gas. At temperatures close to zero, they can warm up all that is within the dispersion infrared rays to 15-20˚.

electric heater

If you allow the cord length, when the electric heater is easy to enjoy a coffee in the cold, sat in a chair without outerwear

But across the street area heatersElectric use is difficult, since it does not have enough cord length. The owners have to buy an extension cord, portability, and he is well, and is rastyanesh wire is winded back (carefully!) - It takes a long time. In addition, during operation of the heater it is necessary to monitor the animals and children who may accidentally touch the wire.

The appearance of gas installations

Initially, the gas system resembledtraditional lamps, floor lamps - the favorite attribute of Soviet life. The top looked like a cone-shaped cap, then was stretched leg, and the base has the form of round tables. The cabinet has been hidden away gas installation.

infrared heater

The heater-floor lamps infrared rays diverge in the form of a cone extending down range

Today, to the old form to add more thanoriginal, like a glass pyramid. Inside the pyramid - oblong bulb glass, which begins at ground level and extends to the top of the device. It is located in the bulb heating element which distributes the infrared radiation uniformly over the entire height of the installation. For comparison - in torshernom heater heat going from top to bottom, and in this model - post, about 1.6 m in height to enhance the use of security and to protect children from burns that could accidentally catch hand pyramid, installed outside protective grille.. She did not give the glass to crack if dropped heater.


Pyramid heats evenly the whole person, while the lamp heats a large area at the bottom

Variety of electrical infrared equipment

Heaters running from the power supply, tooThey have two varieties. The first form - in the form of a street lamp (otherwise called "umbrella"). It is fixed on a broad front. For outdoor use available models marked "water resistant".

electric heater

Elegant "umbrella" can not be used on the street, if he does not have the waterproof properties

In the premises of open type often useda device panel. It is shaped like a rectangle and is fixed on the ceiling or wall. When buying such models it is important to correlate with the capacity of the heater, on which it will be fixed in height. So, for high greenhouses or premises where the person to be at least 1.5 meters, buy a powerful system (above 2 kW). If the distance between the head rest and the system does not exceed the meter, it is enough to power up to 800 watts.

outdoor heaters

Power IR panel is selected based on the distance from the head of holidaymakers

Tips for Choosing a heater

When choosing electric models payattention to the tube, which is hidden in the filament. Cheapest housing - quartz. It serves as 3-4 years, and then require replacement. Approved for use only in the streets or on the very large area of ​​the premises. More expensive shell - metal and ceramic. Such devices can be placed both at home and outside.

When choosing a gas model, specify howsafe device. Look at the instructions provided if it auto shut off gas if the heater falls or a gust of wind extinguish the flames.

From the installation of power depends on the radius of the heating. We gardeners are considered the most popular system with a capacity of 12 kW. They provide good quality warm up within a radius of six meters and at the same time spend a little bit of fuel. In a high-powered gas flow drastically increases, although the quality of heat remains approximately the same level as that of the medium-installation.

For ease of movement on the site is to buy appliances on wheels. Then you do not have to drag a heater in his hands.


All that is indicated by the word "option" is not among the mandatory elements of the heater, but they improve the usability of the device

The scope of application of infrared systems cottage

Sly gardeners have learned to use IR deviceseven where it did not plan to manufacturers. Those only created the installation for increasing the comfort of tourists to cafeterias visitors can longer sit outside.

But at the cottage applications of infrared heaters are much more. Here are the most popular:

  1. Protecting young flowering trees by night frosts.
  2. Warming the greenhouse in early spring.
  3. Maintaining temperature balance in the room where there are chickens, ducks, pigs and so on.
  4. Warming grapes and melons to speed up the ripening of fruits (especially cool summer).
  5. The fight against fungal disease of cucumbers in the rainy summer (heating eliminates moisture, which provokes the development of infection).
  6. Purification of the tracks and the porch of the ice in winter.
  7. Drying wet shoes.

You can not specifically say what the heater for the summer resident is more profitable - gas or electric. It is necessary to focus on where you plan to use it, how often and for what purposes.

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