5 Great Outdoor Patio Heaters

5 Great Outdoor Patio Heaters

Patio heaters allow you to enjoy your outdoor space even in cooler weather, extending the usability of your deck well into the fall and even winter months because let’s face it: everything (playing card games, having a drink, enjoying dinner with the family, even reading a book) is better on the patio. Today’s modern heaters come in various styles and heating formats.  Check out these five great outdoor patio heaters so you can choose one that matches your needs and décor.

Thermo Tiki Outdoor Propane Pyramid Patio Heater

Priced at under $300, this heater combines efficiency with a stylish design, ensuring your late-night outdoor gatherings remain cozy. Crafted from premium, high-grade steel and aluminum, this 7-foot 6-inch-tall outdoor propane gas heater has its dancing flame in the middle of a pyramid-style column which produces both radiant warmth and exquisite beauty. When the Thermo Tiki heater was turned to its highest setting, it generates warmth within a six-foot radius; and thanks to its pyramidal shape, the sturdy structure remains stable even when accidentally bumped.

EnerG+ 1400W Electric Infrared Bistro Table Patio Heater

Imagine being engaged in a rousing game of poker—you have a great hand, and won the last two rounds, but after looking at your buddies’ faces, you realize they are freezing! Luckily this electric heater can keep you and your guests’ feet and legs warm with radiant heat, as it doubles as a table for dining and drinking. The bistro table heater emits 360-degree heat and features an LED light for mood lighting. The table has a tempered glass tabletop for dining or resting your drinks and only requires a standard 120V, 60HZ wall outlet for power.

BALI OUTDOORS Portable Patio Heater, Outdoor Propane Tabletop Heater

Small outdoor spaces, such as those in apartments, are best for portable heater options. Take the Balo Outdoors Portable Patio Heater, for example. Once assembled, the heater is very user friendly, with heat settings that can be adjusted once you know how to turn it on. However, since this is designed for tighter quarters, you’ll find that it does not throw the strongest heat—it’s certainly enough to keep you warm on a chilly fall night if you sit within two feet of it, but beyond that, the warmth drastically dissipates. Keep your expectations in check, as this little guy only weighs 14 pounds!

Ultimate Patio 1500W Electric Infrared Patio Heater

Did you know electric heaters are more energy efficient than gas? That’s because gas heaters use convection to heat the air around them while electric heaters provide radiant heat, meaning that they heat objects directly rather than heating the surrounding air. The Ultimate Patio 1500W operates at 90% heating efficiency, running on regular household electric current and consuming approximately 10% of the energy costs of propane patio heaters. Yeah, we’re not just about keeping you warm, we’re also trying to save you money!

Amazon Basics 46,000 BTU Outdoor Propane Patio Heater with Wheels

Now let’s assume you have a huge yard and spacious deck and are planning to host a decent-sized crew over for the game on Thursday night. This freestanding propane heater will do the trick! It’s easy to use and move, thanks to the one-touch ignition button for quick start ups and wheels for maneuvering into place. With 46,000 BTUs for heating up to a 9-foot radius, all your guests will be comfortable as the night rages on. Its powder-coated finish in slate grey has lasting durability against chipping and weathering, so you’ll be sure to have this unit for years to come if taken care of properly.