Outdoor Gas Heating

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we have extensive Outdoor Gas Heating experience.

Established experts

Transform Your Outdoor Space

If there’s one amazing thing about Brisbane weather–it’s our mild winters. But even with winter temps that aren’t too extreme, it still can be chilly spending time outdoors. With outdoor gas heating, you can stay warm and comfortable no matter how cold it gets. S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting offers gas heating installation, repairs, and maintenance for both homes and businesses.

Types of Outdoor Gas Heaters

Our experienced gasfitting team installs and services all kinds of outdoor gas heating systems running on natural gas or LPG including:

  • Patio Heaters - Floor-standing units typically with long, slender builds to heat wide areas. 
  • Table Heaters - More compact circular units to provide warmth over seating areas with a variety of stylish design options.
  • Infrared Patio Heaters - Emit infrared waves mimicking heat of the sun. Wall or ceiling mounted units available. 
  • Outdoor Gas Fireplaces - Classical brick or modern metallic fireplaces tailored to outdoor spaces providing comfort and ambiance.

With experience across all the leading outdoor gas heater brands and fuel types, we can advise the right style and capacity tailored to your home or business needs.

Outdoor Heater Installation 

The S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting team handles complete outdoor gas heater installation. 

Our process:

  • Site Evaluation - We thoroughly assess the outdoor area intended for heating, checking clearances, ventilation, proximity to structures and layout to determine optimal heater placement. Safety is assessed ensuring no flammable materials are nearby and walkways remain unobstructed. We validate sufficient coverage based on the heater specifications and range.
  • Gas Line Connections - New gas line runs or extensions from existing gas meter/sources are installed meeting piping standards. Weatherproof enclosures protect valves and fittings. Appliance connectors are mounted securely.
  • Mounting and Positioning - Based on the area being heated and appliance directives, heaters must be properly wall mounted or post mounted to ensure stability and access. Weatherproof covers or wiring protects vulnerable components.
  • Testing and Validation - Once installation is fully complete, extensive burner testing across all settings is conducted to guarantee flawless ignition, an intact external heat perimeter and automatic safety shutoffs if sensors detect issues. Operational diagnostics get a clean bill of health before owner hand off.

Our 360-degree installation process covers all bases delivering an outdoor heating system optimised for performance, longevity and safety.

Outdoor Heating Repairs and Maintenance

In addition to installation, we provide both home and commercial outdoor gas heating repairs and maintenance services like: 

  • Leak Detection and Repairs - Using electronic gas detectors and leak solution, any fittings, hoses or components leaking gas are promptly identified and fixed. Supply lines are further pressure tested.
  • Pilot Light and Ignition Fixes - Clogged pilot tube assemblies are cleaned out and igniters replaced restoring proper ignition function enabling heaters to safely operate.
  • Fuel Flow Optimisations - Specialised tools measure BTU output identifying restrictions from corrosion, crimped lines or clogged burners reduced by servicing.
  • Cleaning and Servicing - External debris/dirt accumulation and spider nests interfering with burner ventilation and temperatures are cleared away. Internal components are accessed and lubricated/tuned per manufacturer specifications.
  • Identifying Damage/Wear - Heater frames are checked for dents and cracks while valves, knobs and switches are tested, adjusting or replacing aged parts nearing end of functional lifespan.

You can maximise the lifespan of your gas outdoor heater with prompt fixes and regular maintenance.

24/7 Plumbing and Gas Emergencies

Have an emergency? S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting is available 24/7/365 for those unexpected emergencies.
Whether day or night, don’t hesitate to call. 

We do Outdoor Gas Heater Installations Brisbane wide!

The team at S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting are locally-owned and we do Outdoor Gas Heater Brisbane wide.

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Outdoor Gas Heater FAQs

What factors should I consider when choosing an outdoor heater?

Key factors include the square footage requiring heating, proximity to structures, fuel type availability, operating costs, safety, and aesthetics regarding blend with outdoor decor.

Do outdoor heaters require special installation?

Yes. A licensed technician must handle the gas line hookups, mounting, positioning and testing to ensure adequate ventilation, stability, gas pressures and compliance with codes. DIY installs often void warranties if issues arise.

Why does my outdoor heater keep shutting off?

If heaters shut off frequently, likely causes include tripped safety valves from wind, buildup limiting oxygen flow to burners, faulty regulators not handling pressure fluctuations or failing thermocouples.

Are infrared outdoor heaters energy efficient?

Infrared heaters provide targeted warmth people directly feel thereby using less energy for the same perceived output as traditional units heating entire areas. Their power usage varies among brands but can cut consumption 30-50% over standard heaters.

Contact S&J Plumbing. 

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