Patio Heaters

Patio Heaters

Outdoor propane heaters & electric patio heaters - Create a welcoming environment

People are spending more time and investing more money in the areas around their home. It's not surprising, since entertaining family and friends on a patio or hardwood deck is a welcome alternative to being cooped up inside, but it can get a little chilly at night as the seasons change. Outdoor heaters provide warmth to keep things cozy so you can enjoy an al fresco dinner or catch up over a bottle of wine under the stars year-round.

Freestanding outdoor heat lamps & mounted space heating

Outdoor patio heaters come in a variety of styles. Portable versions vary from large propane heaters that resemble floor lamps to small table top heaters that can go almost anywhere. If you prefer less conspicuous heating, there is a myriad of mounted electric infrared heaters that can attach to a wall or the ceiling.

Outdoor heating for commercial and residential settings

Gas patio heaters are frequently used by restaurants and bars with outdoor seating, especially the tower-style floor models. They generate a lot of heat, are relatively inexpensive to operate and heat in all directions - key for warming multiple tables. When floorspace is at a premium, wall or ceiling mounted natural gas heaters are often employed. Most homeowners prefer mounted electric radiant heaters that simply plug in or connect to existing wiring or portable heaters that use readily available propane tanks. Directional heat is effective in smaller spaces, while self-contained propane heaters can simply be moved to where they’re needed.

Key features to compare - Patio heaters

  • Heat Output - The size of your outdoor space and the overhead coverage will dictate how much heat you need to warm the area and different heater types and sizes generate varying amounts of heat
  • Power or Fuel - Electric or propane heaters are usually easier for the typical DIY project, as natural gas requires a plumbed connection
  • Type of Heating Element - The wavelength emitted by electric heaters impacts the level of heat, while ceramic tiles, metal grids and glass-encased flames of gas heaters each vary in the heat they produce
  • Installation Options - Permanent mounting on a wall, ceiling or pole is a bit more time-intensive and connecting to gas lines must be handled by certified contractors, whereas simple plug-in or propane tank heaters have quick set-ups (NOTE - in-ceiling heaters also need recess kits to properly affix them and safeguard flammable material)
  • Controls - Most gas and electric heaters have physical on/off switches and temperature dials on them but also have remote or mobile app controls for a single or multiple heaters

Helpful articles

Best Price
24/7 Customer Support
Free Delivery
On all orders
Payments & Information