Gas Fire Pit & Patio Heater Installation, Repair & Servicing
North Wind HVAC offers professional gas fire pit and patio heater installation, repairs and servicing for residential and commercial properties. Upgrade your outdoor space this year with the help of North Wind HVAC gas appliance services!
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Expert Fire Pit & Patio Heater Services
Experience the warmth and ambiance that a gas fire pit or patio heater can bring to your property. Whether you’re in Toronto, Barrie, or the GTA, we offer 24/7 appointments for your residential or commercial gas fire pit or patio heater needs.
Our team has years of expertise in handling a diverse range of outdoor heating solutions across various properties. Reach out to our dedicated team today to schedule your complimentary consultation and receive a quote tailored towards your requirements. Don’t miss out on the cozy gatherings and memorable moments this year!
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Gas Fire Pit & Patio Heater 24/7 Appointment Availability
Our team of skilled technicians are available 24/7 to offer you the same-day support you deserve. If you need gas fire pit or patio heater installation, repairs or servicing, North Wind is here to help. Contact us today to get started.
Commercial Fire Pit & Patio Heater Installation
Commercial Gas Fire Pits & Patio Heaters
Integrating commercial gas fire pits into your business creates an inviting atmosphere for customers to enjoy chilly Canadian evenings by the warm fire. This expands your outdoor seating space throughout the year, creating a welcoming ambiance that entices more customers into your establishment.
For an extended patio season into the cooler months, consider the installation of commercial patio heaters. They’re low-maintenance, space-saving options that offer an inviting ambiance for customers. While patio heaters provide practical benefits, they don’t quite replicate the cozy ambiance of an open fire offered by gas fire pits.
Contact our team today to discuss which gas outdoor heating solution is best for your commercial space!
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Gas Fire Pits & Patio Heaters Installation, Repairs & Servicing FAQs
The purchase cost of a gas fire pit varies, ranges from $300 to $3,000 depending on design and size. As for installation, the price will be influenced by the project’s size and complexity. On average, professional installation for a 36-inch diameter fire pit ranges from $200 to $900.
As for patio heaters, they present a more budget-friendly option. Initial costs range from $400 to $600, with installation expenses typically falling between $200 and $400. This encompasses labor, equipment, materials, set up, and clean up.
Gas Usage with Propane Fire Pits
Gas consumption in propane fire pits can vary depending on the size of the propane tank. For smaller spaces like patios, decks, or balconies, a 20-pound cylinder is typically sufficient. On low heat settings, such a tank can last between 10 to 15 hours, while on high settings, it may provide 2 to 3 hours of use.
Consider installing larger propane tanks if you plan to use your fire pit frequently for extended periods to avoid frequent refills during the season.
Gas Usage with Natural Gas Fire Pits
The natural gas consumption of your fire pit depends on usage frequency and session duration. Natural gas tends to have lower fuel costs compared to propane, especially if you have access to city utilities. This makes it a cost-effective option for regular, prolonged use.
Additionally, natural gas fire pits require less maintenance as there’s no need for tank refills mid-session, providing added convenience.
No, you do not generally need a permit to install a gas fire pit in Ontario. Natural gas or propane-powered fire pits are allowed when certified to CSA standards and installed and operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
However, please note that gas and propane fire pits might require permits or inspections based on their size and location on your property.
A portable propane patio heater typically accommodates a 20lb propane tank, equivalent to around 4.7 gallons of fuel. With this setup, you can expect up to 10 hours of operation. Filling a 20lb propane tank costs approximately $15 – $20, resulting in an average hourly cost of $1.5 – $2. For a typical 40,000 BTU patio heater, the estimated hourly operating cost is approximately $1.70.
When it comes to natural gas, it provides an average of 1,030 BTUs per standard cubic foot, though this can vary from 950 to 1,050 BTUs. For a 40,000 BTU patio heater heating a 314-square-foot area, the average cost per hour using natural gas is around 48 cents.
Gas patio heaters are designed exclusively for outdoor use and should never be operated within an enclosed or indoor space. It is imperative to ensure proper air ventilation is available. Using the heater indoors or in confined areas can lead to potential gas leakage or fumes accumulation, posing serious risks to safety.
For areas with partial enclosures (overhead cover with more than two walls):
- It is recommended that at least 25% of the total wall area be completely open and unrestricted, ideally 50%.
- If on a balcony, a minimum of 20% of the total wall area should remain open and unrestricted.
For spaces including an overhead cover:
- Consult the ceiling material manufacturer to verify its ability to withstand the heat emitted by a gas patio heater.
- Ensure there is ample air circulation around the heater head, and that the reflector is positioned further away from the roofing material than advised by its manufacturer.
Given the varying circumstances, providing specific guidance for indoor use is challenging. Always prioritize safety and adhere to outdoor usage guidelines.
Gas Fire Pits
While gas fire pits are designed to withstand outdoor conditions, prolonged exposure to rain and snow can lead to damage and reduce their lifespan. To safeguard your fire pit, it’s advisable to invest in a durable vinyl cover and use it whenever the fire pit is not in use.
Gas Patio Heaters
Patio heaters are built for outdoor use, but prolonged exposure to the elements can lead to wear and tear over time. For optimal longevity, it’s recommended to store your patio heater indoors when not in use, especially during winter or inclement weather.
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Which one is best for your property?
Fire Pit vs. Patio Heater
Gas Fire Pit Installation
A fire pit is a contained outdoor fire feature that adds warmth, light, and a cozy ambiance to outdoor spaces. Fire pits come in various styles, from table fire pits to sculptural pieces, so you are able to customize your outdoor space.
Benefits Of Gas Fire Pits
A versatile choice with abundant design options, gas fire pits offer both warmth and ambient lighting, perfect for gatherings. They’re excellent for roasting snacks and serve as a cost-effective alternative to in-ground fire pits. Easily portable, they also minimize the mess typically associated with traditional campfires.
Limitations Of Gas Fire Pits
While offering warmth and ambiance, gas fire pits come with considerations. They may pose a risk of sparks and embers, have a limited heat range, and provide open flames with minimal temperature control.
Gas Patio Heater Installation
A patio heater is a versatile outdoor heating device that is ideal for extending outdoor gatherings during cooler weather. Patio heaters are safe around children and pets as they produce no flying sparks or embers.
Benefits Of Gas Patio Heaters
Gas patio heaters are versatile, safe, and efficient. They offer precise temperature control, warming large areas with ease. They are a low maintenance option and some models are even suitable for use in garages or tents, providing adaptable heating solutions for outdoor spaces.
Limitations Of Gas Patio Heaters
Gas patio heaters do come with some limitations. These include a restricted range of design options, potential trip hazards from cords, ongoing expenses associated with propane fuel, and offering only minimal ambient lighting.
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Service Your Gas Fire Pit & Patio Heater
Routine maintenance for your gas fire pit and patio heater is crucial to guarantee reliable performance. This service ensures that potential issues are detected and resolved before they escalate, ultimately saving you time and money.
Our skilled technicians will conduct a thorough inspection, ensuring optimal performance and safe use. We recommend scheduling an annual service for your gas fire pit and patio heater to maintain their efficiency and prevent unforeseen breakdowns.
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