Part of having a home with a patio is being able to enjoy it all year long. However, if you live in an area that experiences cooler temperatures, you’re probably going to be less inclined to spend your time outdoors. You can get around this by installing a patio heater like the Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Commercial Patio Heater (or two) on your patio.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Commercial Patio Heater, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the patio heater had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this heater is something you should consider purchasing for your own patio!
There are few patio heaters that are so well known and highly rated as the Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Commercial Patio Heater. With this heater, you can expect optimal heat output and it being incredibly easy to use. Because this is a propane heater, you’ll have to purchase and refill a 20 pound propane tank, which is going to add to the cost of owning one of these heaters.
Notable features of the Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Commercial Patio Heater include:
When you’re looking for a heater for your patio, you’re going to want one that burns evenly, quietly, and produces 46,000 BTUs of heat, which is a decent amount of heat for an outdoor heater. The patented reflective hood is made from aluminum, so that precious heat is pushed back down.
Since this heater features wheels at the base, you can move the heater around on your patio so you can get the most out of the heater without rearranging your entire patio furniture set.
With this heater, it is recommended that you have between 5 to 10 feet of ceiling clearance. However, be mindful that this should not be used inside a garage or any other closed off structure because it produces carbon monoxide, which is harmful for your health.
When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 81% had great things to say about the Fire Sense Hammer Tone Bronze Commercial Patio Heater and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how nice this heater looks.
They especially like the sleek look of the bronze and they feel that it adds a nice touch to their outdoor living space. Customers said that although the instruction booklet was a little confusing, they were able to assemble to heater fairly easily—all the pieces were present and the holes lined up perfectly.
Customers were impressed by the amount of heat this unit produced and they felt that it had enough height to it where they didn’t feel like it would be a fire hazard. Customers have also said they like that there are wheels at the base of the heater. This made it easy for them to move the heater from the patio to the garage for storage once the cold season was over.
So what did the remaining 19% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that the assembly instructions were hard to follow and that it too a little time to understand them. Customers pointed out that the overall quality of the heater didn’t live up to their expectations.
They felt like the unit couldn’t withstand heavy winds and that it could blow over in case of a windy day. Another complaint customers had was that they felt like this wasn’t a commercial heater by any stretch of the means. While the heater did put out a decent amount of heat, they believe that if this were beside a “real” commercial patio heater, this would “look like a toy.” Ouch!
For a unit that is priced under $200, we feel like this unit would be a great addition to any patio. With a full 20 pound propane tank that, you’ll be able to enjoy several hours of warmth, depending on the temperature setting—on a high setting, you can use it for 2 to 3 hours, on a low setting, the time will extend to 4 to 5 hours.
While there are some complaints about the assembly and the clearness of the instructions, several people have said that they were able to put their units together on their own. If you’re a handy person, then you may not need the instruction booklet, however if you aren’t, you may find the instructions confusing like many others have stated.
A patio heater can be a fantastic way to extend the use of your outdoor living area when the temperatures begin to drop. While you may not want to use the heater when it’s snowing (the heater becomes less effective when the temperature drops below 45 degrees), you can still enjoy barbeques, watching the sunset, or just sip some hot tea and star gaze.
When the weather gets warm again and you no longer have to rely on the patio heater, you can use the wheels at the base of this unit and store the heater in the garage until it gets cold again.
We do want to point out that there have been some cause for concern when it comes to the stability of the unit. If you frequently experience strong winds, you may find that this unit is not what you’re looking for, unless you fill the base of the heater with sand, as per the instruction booklet that is included.