Backyard heaters

tank47

Bronze Supporter
Apr 28, 2019
96
NJ
Looking for feedback on backyard heaters. I'm adding a covered pavilion (20x14) to backyard with TV / Bar and wondering how practical these are. Would love to get as much use out of the pavilion. Are they useless once temps are below 40? I think I would have to go electric if I wanted something ceiling mounted.

Anyone have experience in similar climate (I'm in NJ)?
 

AftonJeeper

Bronze Supporter
May 11, 2017
1,151
Twin Cities, MN
I think an infrared heater would work best. I use ceiling mounted gas ones in my shop. You can feel the warmth from them even on the coldest days. Our ceilings are 20’ throughout the shop.
 

tank47

Bronze Supporter
Apr 28, 2019
96
NJ
Thanks for your reply. Yes looking like if I was to do it it would probably be infrared. My ceiling height would be 9-8', it's on a slant. Just wondering if I'll get a fair share of use in 35-40 degree weather for some nighttime football games.
 

jimim

Bronze Supporter
Jun 20, 2016
2,939
NE/Pa
My parents neighbors have 4 electrical infrared ceiling mounted ones. The service alone to power them is huge! They are always out there in the middle of the winter. Last year they had thanksgiving day dinner out there. We are in nepa. It was cold last turkey day! I thought about doing them in my pool house with canvas blinds that come down in the opening to keep the heat in. I decided against it when I saw how much they take away from my ceiling. I’m glad I didn’t do them cause the new fireplace my dad’s buddy built for me can heat a mall I think. It is a blast furnace. Once I get those canvas blings next year I think I can live out there. But to answer ur question my parents neighbors live out there in winter. They r under cover woth 9 foot ceilings. 3 sides open.
 

tank47

Bronze Supporter
Apr 28, 2019
96
NJ
My parents neighbors have 4 electrical infrared ceiling mounted ones. The service alone to power them is huge! They are always out there in the middle of the winter. Last year they had thanksgiving day dinner out there. We are in nepa. It was cold last turkey day! I thought about doing them in my pool house with canvas blinds that come down in the opening to keep the heat in. I decided against it when I saw how much they take away from my ceiling. I’m glad I didn’t do them cause the new fireplace my dad’s buddy built for me can heat a mall I think. It is a blast furnace. Once I get those canvas blings next year I think I can live out there. But to answer ur question my parents neighbors live out there in winter. They r under cover woth 9 foot ceilings. 3 sides open.
This is exactly what I was looking for thank you! I'll be about same height with 3 sides open. I've seen your build, that fireplace and backyard set-up is incredible, nice work! Hoping it won't take away too much from ceiling, I'm 6'4" as it is so i'm sensitive to that height clearance!
 

freebsdrules

Well-known member
Sep 3, 2019
66
delaware
We have a bit bigger partially covered patio and installed 2x 4,000 watt bromic heaters that we love. They cover the 25 foot wide patio and you can feel them 10-12 feet deep into the patio. Just gotta remember to turn them off at end of night because they burn through electricity!
 

jimim

Bronze Supporter
Jun 20, 2016
2,939
NE/Pa
This is exactly what I was looking for thank you! I'll be about same height with 3 sides open. I've seen your build, that fireplace and backyard set-up is incredible, nice work! Hoping it won't take away too much from ceiling, I'm 6'4" as it is so i'm sensitive to that height clearance!
Thanks. I appreciate it.