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Patio Heaters to Build into a Ceiling or a Wall

Patio Heaters to Build into a Ceiling or a Wall

Flush mount patio heaters are favorite among home owners, interior designers, architects and engineers because of their clean and seamless look. In this article we will review the types of patio heaters that can be recessed into a ceiling or a wall.

A patio heater recessed into a ceiling or a wall is a great solution if you are looking for a supplemental heat source that will not create a distraction to the design of you space. Patio heaters in general can be a bit rough and industrial looking which doesn't go well with every decor style. That's why hiding these heaters in the depth of a ceiling or a wall has been so popular lately.

There are many different types of patio heaters but the only type you can safely recess into your structure is electric one.

Flush Mounted Electric Patio Heaters

Electric patio heaters are very energy efficient and won't cost you much more to operate than natural gas heaters. Other benefits of electric patio heaters are their low profile, ability to be used for both indoor and outdoor installation. And of course, because of their low clearance requirements, they offer a pleasing, streamlined look, perfect for any setting. Many electric heaters use infrared heat which creates a comfortable warm atmosphere without a distracting light or smell and Infrared heat does not blow away in breezy locations.

The video below shows how to install flush mounted electric heaters:

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Dyann - April 25, 2022

Hi, Kelly!

Our apologies that our response took long. Can we ask which heater you’re looking into?

Kelly Ohlms - April 25, 2022

Trying to decide between recessed electric heater and surface mount. I want recessed.. Builder says a mistake because can’t regulate or redirect heat? Opinion appreciated please.

Dyann - July 9, 2021

Hi, John!

Jay from our Customer Service Team said this regarding your question:

The control for the heaters is an optional add-on, Infratech offers a variety of control options, from a simple on/off switch with one heat setting or INF regulator with variable heat to more advanced controllers with more features.

For Sleep Timer, temperature control, and other control options, get an Analog Controller, Universal Control, or a Home Management System for smart home integration.

To give you an idea for a rough calculation of the watts, you need to multiply the area in square feet by 10. For example, for a room 20 feet by 20 feet, we get 400 sq. ft., and multiplied by 10 we get 4000 Watt. Keep in mind that you might need more than one heater to cover the entire area you are looking to heat. As a rule, larger-size heaters cover areas with larger square footage.

You may check our guide on how to choose the best electric patio heater in our Patio Fever Store:

If you have more concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to!

John Woodaman - June 29, 2021

Are these heaters remote control?
Do you offer a wattage guide for ceiling height to help design enough heat for the space?

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