We found the best information about the Easy Radiant Free-Standing Patio Heater at a retail site, Patio-Heater-Direct.com. The manufacturer's site is also helpful and includes a link to independent performance tests by the Food Service Technology Center.
Experts recommend natural gas as the least expensive fuel, though professional installation can add to the initial cost. The Easy Radiant Free-Standing patio heater comes with a gas hose so you can move it around the patio; an optional wheel kit (*est. $20) helps move its 104-pound weight. One of this patio heater's outstanding features is the 34-inch reflector, important in spreading warmth evenly over a 20-foot-wide circle. The three-year warranty is also outstanding. The base is powder-coated (in black or green) but you can opt for a stainless-steel base (*est. $835). If you'd rather spend less for a propane-fueled standing patio heater, consider the Garden Sun Outdoor Propane Patio Heater (*est. $175), which has a slightly smaller reflector and warms a smaller area.
The Easy Radiant Free-Standing Patio Heater is one of the Editor's Choice picks at this retail site, partly because of its outstanding three-year warranty and large reflector. At the time of our report, only one owner has reviewed it here, giving it a perfect five-star rating but noting that the control knob is a little stiff.
Review: Easy Radiant Portable Free-Standing Patio Heater, Editors and contributors to Patio-Heater-Direct.com
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This site for the Canadian manufacturer of the Easy Radiant Free-Standing gas patio heater explains why the large 34-inch dome reflector is important in spreading the heat evenly. There's also a link to the independent performance test results at the Food Service Technology Center.
Review: Patio Plus, Editors of Easy Radiant Works