We all love our outdoor living and spend time out on the deck, patio or yard. But when it gets colder later at night or later in the season, spending time outside is not to comfortable anymore and we move inside again.
With a quality patio heater we can expand the time we can sit outside and stay comfortable and warm.
It is not easy to find the right heater for your situation and we have the solution for that.
We have done patio heater reviews for you to help you find the one that fits your specific situation. There are so many heaters available in all kind of price ranges that it is hard to choose the right one.
Quick links to info on this page
- 1 What kind of patio heater reviews can you find here
- 2 Here is an overview of the pyramid patio heater we reviewed
- 3 here is an overview of all the tabletop patio heaters we reviewed
- 4 Here is an overview of the umbrella patio heater we reviewed
- 5 What to look for in a patio heater
What kind of patio heater reviews can you find here
Maybe all you need is a small table top patio heater. Or if you have a lot of company one or several pyramid shaped patio heaters.
Do you need a propane patio heater or can you use natural gas? Is an electric table top heater a better choice for you?
We will try to answer all questions you have. We will review patio heaters in several price ranges and with a higher star rating.
Most of them we will review in depth on their own page and some of them we will just provide you with a link to the best price we could find.
The first type of patio heaters we have reviewed is the Pyramid Patio Heater. Click on the link to see all reviews.
Here is an overview of the pyramid patio heater we reviewed
The second type patio heater we have reviewed are the Tabletop Patio Heatesr. Click on the link to see all our reviews.
here is an overview of all the tabletop patio heaters we reviewed
The third type of patio heaters we have reviewed is the Umbrella electric patio heater. Click on the link to see all reviews.
Here is an overview of the umbrella patio heater we reviewed
What to look for in a patio heater
There are many patio heaters available depending on the area you need to cover and how your patio or deck is laid out
The most known is the full size stand up tall heater where you can stand or sit under, but there are also other types and models like table top heaters or heaters to mount on the ceiling or wall. An other choice you have is the fuel source.
Most of the manufacturers offer a variety of options for the same heater to match your outside decor. From stainless steel to nice bronze and heaters with a golden accent.
Before purchasing a patio heater we have to decide on what and where we use it for and the available space you need to cover with it.
Fuel sources for patio heaters
There are basically three heat source available. Propane gas, natural gas or electric powered patio heaters.
The advantage or propane is that you can move the heater to any place you like and this makes them easy to use.
The price of natural gas is lower compared to propane and you do need to worry about refilling your tank and this provides you with a constant available fuel source. Installation is most of the time required by a professional installer.
Electric heaters have to advantage of having zero emission and the cost are fairly low and most of the time between propane and natural gas. There are models that you can just plug in into any 1209 volt outlet and some have to be professionally installed.
Heat output and size
Most common and known are the full size heaters. They are most of the time around 7 or 8 feet in height and have an output of about 40.000 BTU. Depending on you lay out you can use a smaller table top heater on every table on your patio also that will produce about 3500 BTU. The large industrial patio heaters can have thousand of BTU,s but will most of the time also require a natural gas hook up.
A ceiling heater can be placed under an umbrella most of the time and will heat a smaller but more.
Consider the total lay out of your patio and how you will use the heater or heaters before deciding on what is best for you.
Models and design
On of the most important aspects in choosing the right patio heater is the design. The design has to fit the rest of your patio and can enhance the total outdoor experience of you patio or deck.
Many manufacturers have more then one option available to provide you with the look you need and match your patio design.