Choosing the best golf cart heater for your needs is mostly a matter of considering what your tastes and preferences are. As you can see, there are pros and cons to both electric and propane golf cart heaters, so let’s consider a few things that might help you decide which one to purchase.
First of all, the BTUs provided range from 1,500 to 6,000 BTUs, and most manufacturers will include how big of an area that they will cover. All you have to do is read their detailed descriptions when you’re shopping for your heater. Certain conditions will affect how efficient each product is, and these include the outdoor temperature, the temperature setting when the product offers more than one, and whether you’re using the cart with or without a cover.
For instance, if you are using a cart cover and buy a mid-sized heater, an increase of up to 20 degrees can be expected in average conditions. If you set the temperature setting a bit higher, that number could possibly go up. Covers are safe for both propane and electric golf cart heaters – again, provided you have adequate ventilation. However, you also need to remember that the more ventilation you have (for example, opening and closing the flaps as you play golf), the more heat loss you experience, and in these cases, a model with a higher output might be advisable.