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User opens sliding door to enclosed patio
User opens sliding door to enclosed patio

User in enclosed patio with infrared heating
User in enclosed patio with infrared heating

Furniture in enclosed patio
Furniture in enclosed patio

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Glassed-in patio with infrared heating

A glassed-in patio allows people who freeze easily to be outdoors on chilly days and evenings – suitable for wheelchair users

Description
A glassed-in patio was built where the original patio stood. The windows can be opened to allow a breeze to blow through when it gets too warm. An infrared heating unit is installed on the ceiling. The room is not insulated and is not kept frost-free in winter.

Patio furniture: a table without an edge was chosen to make it easy to slide under with the wheelchair.

Authors comments
It is important for the user to be able to be outdoors in warm places. On chilly days and evenings she enjoys sitting in the glassed-in patio.
She plans to install a carpet to reduce the cold draft from below.

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
housing » porch/garden, looking after ones health » keeping warm/ keeping cool, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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One comment:

  1. how much energy (KWhrs) does the heated patio use in the winter months?
    #4510# comment 2012-11-23

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