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Extended Patio Season: Lease your Patio Heaters!

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By Katie Clarke – Marketing Associate

The ongoing pandemic has changed the restaurant landscape, and as temperatures in many regions begin to cool, restaurants and eateries may need
to consider heating their outdoor spaces. Heating outdoors spaces can increase capacity and encourage customers to enjoy their time outside, even
on the cooler nights as we move into the fall season.

Grand HVAC Leasing offers you the option to lease your patio heaters. Our leasing program offers an all-inclusive monthly cost that includes repairs, maintenance and installation, and you will have the ability to reduce capital costs incurred with no upfront spend required. If you are new to the patio
heater scene, we have provided some additional information below to help you decide what type of heater may be best for you and your business.

Types of Patio Heaters


There are two main types of patio heaters, freestanding and wall or ceiling mounted; both of which can be effective depending on your location’s layout and spacing requirements.

Freestanding patio heaters are taller units that stand on the ground. They operate individually and are mobile, which means they aren’t permanent fixtures and can be moved as needed. The mobility of these units is very convenient, especially if you are a venue that requires different set-ups for different events.

Wall or ceiling mount units are as they sound, mounted against the wall or ceiling. The installation of these units are usually more permanent. The convenience of mounted units is that they don’t require any floor space and can also be linked together for a seamless look.

Both types of heaters can be leased with infrared heating, which is one step above standard heating since it heats objects nearby instead of just the air around the unit. These heaters come at a higher price tag but are the most wind-resistant – and with leasing options available, you no longer need to be worried about those upfront costs.

Power Types


Patio heaters mainly use 3 different power types: electricity, propane and or natural gas. Your choice will largely depend on the power sources you already use but will also be determined by the amount of ventilation available at the location of your units.

Electric units heat up the fastest and are also the most wind resistant1. They require smaller clearances for ventilation but do come at a higher upfront cost. However, with the leasing program, you won’t have to worry about any upfront costs, and can get the unit that fits your needs!

Propane is usually used with freestanding patio heaters and is portable. Propane gas units require a larger clearance, are less wind resistant than electric units, and are more expensive to operate than a natural gas unit. However, if you are looking for the ability to move your patio heaters, this is the choice for you.

Natural gas units are the least expensive and most efficient to operate, meaning you will require fewer units to heat a larger amount of space than its competitors. However, natural gas units are less wind resistant than electric and require a larger clearance as well.

¹In the instance of patio heaters, wind resistance refers to how resistant to wind the heat is and how effectively it warms areas in the event of a breeze or wind.

Why Grand HVAC Leasing?

Grand HVAC Leasing is the solution to choosing the best patio heaters suited for your business. With the program, you have the ability to reduce capital costs incurred to improve your business practices , and it requires no maintenance contracts and no extended warranty costs. We also offer:

  • Customized bundle programs to suit your needs such as heating, cooling, generators and more!
  • Cash incentives and utility rebates*
  • 100% parts and labor coverage
  • Flexible end of term options

*Rebates where applicable

Call us at 1-855-754-0530 or email us at info@grandhvacleasing.com today to learn more about our rental options and get your no obligation quote on your NEW patio heaters!

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