A surprising number of different designs, shapes and sizes are available to heat your garden or patio. These can range from large freestanding central features to tabletop heaters, placed under glass screens, or can be integrated into the design of your patio or garden. They can be upright, low, sunken into a surface, suspended from the ceiling, built into another feature, or be placed against a wall. You also have the choice of halogen or other infrared garden patio heaters. Traditional heaters are not effective outdoors, because they waste an immense amount of energy heating the air around them. Garden Patio Heaters are designed to work a little bit like the sun, radiating heat and warming objects within the rays of heat. Apart from the efficiency and energy saving, another benefit is that the heat is instantaneous and does not have to spread gradually.