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Staying warm whilst dining al fresco

woman dining al fresco with infrared patio heater

Due to COVID-19, 2020 has been the year of dining al fresco.

From home BBQs with a group of six friends to eating outside at your local pub or restaurant, everyone has been making the most of the sunshine – whilst maintaining a safe distance. Lots of people are still very wary about sitting indoors. And, in many cases, outdoor table service is the only thing that has kept people together and businesses afloat during these difficult times.

So, the question is: what will happen now that autumn weather has arrived?

Here at Under Control, we believe we have the solution.

3 tips to keep warm whilst dining outside

1. Invest in patio space heaters

This is (by far!) the easiest way to stay warm whilst dining al fresco.

Infrared patio heaters – such as those available in our space heating department – are perfect for use in home gardens and commercial spaces. They provide a gentle yet highly effective source of heat, over a large area, and are guaranteed to keep you feeling toasty on the chilliest of days.

What’s more, they’re safe to use, energy-efficient and have a sleek and modern design. The perfect solution for both relaxed gatherings on your patio and fancy bars and restaurants alike.

2. Provide warm blankets

In addition to outdoor patio heaters, perhaps supply your guests with complementary blankets? Of course, due to current regulations surrounding coronavirus, these would need to be washed thoroughly between each use. But it’s a simple way to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere in your outdoor dining space – and will encourage people to visit throughout the winter months.

3. Serve warm food and drink

Al fresco dining in winter calls for hot winter beverages. So, if you’re running a bar or having friends round for a few drinks, why not swap out the beer and gin for mulled wine, hot cider and Irish coffee? Or if food is on the agenda, perhaps choose meals that are warm and hearty? Served up next to the patio heater, these options will warm your guests up nicely, even on the coldest of days.

Invest in your infrared patio heater today

Infrared patio heater available at Under Control Instruments

Whether you work in hospitality or just wish to socialise (safely!) with friends this winter, there has never been a better time to invest in a patio space heater. They are the most effective and convenient way to heat up an outdoor space and will ensure you can dine al fresco despite plummeting temperatures. Yet despite this, they’re available for an affordable price – starting from just £175 per unit.

So, why not take a look today?

To find out more about the infrared patio heaters – or for further tips on how to keep warm whilst dining outside – please feel free to get in touch. We have detailed knowledge of all products currently available in our space heating department and we’re always happy to help. Either give us a call on 0121 238 2795 or send an email to info@undercontrol.co.uk and we’ll respond as soon as we can.