Richmond VA > Public Utilities > Energy Services Division > Residential Patio Heating

Last Updated: 2010-09-16

Enjoy your deck or patio with a natural gas patio heater even when the temperatures get chilly. Natural gas patio heaters help you control the temperature on your deck or patio and are the perfect complement to natural gas grills and heated spas and pools.

A natural gas heater burns cleaner and requires less cleaning. An additional advantage is the ease of use. They are quick to light and once you are finished outdoors, they are easy and safe to turn off instantly.

The choice of styles is endless. From rustic wrought iron, to sleek sophisticated stainless steel and luxurious copper finish, there is a patio heater to suit every decor and budget. Some heaters even have water features, shooting a gas flame over a small pond of water with spectacular effect. With clever lighting your outdoor patio heater becomes not just a heat source but a focal point, with soothing sounds of babbling water during the day and lighting effects and warmth at night.

Whether you pick an outdoor patio heater just for the ambiance, or a utilitarian heater that you can put away when not in use, you are guaranteed to benefit.

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Please see the City of Richmond's Charge Policy for New Residential/Commercial Gas Service Lines

Contact Information:

Energy Services Division
Public Utilities
City of Richmond
730 E. Broad St., 7th Floor
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-8544
Fax: (804)646-3199

For Billing questions or to turn on/off, transfer gas or water services call Custormer Care Center at (804)646-4646 or email

Residential Gas Conversion Inquiries
(804)646-5248

New Project Residential & Mixed-Use Natural Gas Inquiries
(804)646-3553

All Commercial Customer Gas Inquiries
(804)646-3553

All Large Industrial Gas Customer Inquiries
Direct: (804)646-5465

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