Patio Heater require regular maintenance and should be serviced at least annually.
It is important that regular service is performed to insure that your heaters are working at their peek efficiency. Insect eggs, cobbwebs, dirt and environmental corrosion can effect safety and efficiency and even make the heater inoperatable. It is best to have a qualified service technician service your heater before the start of the heating season or after  a long period of disuse.

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