The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters

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The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters
You can enjoy your patio for an extended period of time. (patio with a view image by Tracy Horning from

Do you ever find yourself wishing that you could extend the time you spend outdoors on your patio in the fall or early spring, but the chill sends you back inside too early? If so, there are a variety of patio heaters that will give warmth to you and your family and friends while extending your patio's use past the summer months.

Garden Sun Floor Standing 44,000 BTU Propane Powered Patio Heater

The Garden Sun Patio Heater is affordable yet delivers 44,000 BTUs of radiant heat that can reach up to 15 feet. This heater is constructed of stainless steel that can hold up to any weather conditions. It has an easy light-push button ignition system that does not require batteries. A built-in safety valve will shut the unit off immediately if the heater is ever tipped over. Consumers report that this model is easy to assemble. It is available at home improvement stores and online stores.

The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters
Stay warm on your patio and enjoy the view (patio by the sea image by Lijuan Guo from

Designers Edge Heat Zone Outdoor Patio Heater H-1200

Designers Edge Heat Zone can be mounted either on the ceiling or wall of a patio. It comes with a 12-foot cord with switch and can heat 100 square feet of outdoor space.  It requires a Helen gold series 1200 watt heat lamp. The housing of this heater is built out of die-cast aluminium. This model comes with a limited one-year warranty and is one of the least expensive outdoor patio heaters. It is available online.

The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters
You could read out here even on a chilly day. (two seats image by timur1970 from

Fire Sense 60404 Indoor/Outdoor Infrared Heater

The unique design of the Fire Sense Heater will allow the unit to attach to any standard patio table umbrella centre pole. It reaches full capability in a few seconds and runs off regular household electrical current. It operates silently and doesn't heat the air, but rather physical objects within its range. This allows the heat to be unaffected by wind. The Fire Sense Heater has three heat settings, and consumers report easy installation. It is available online.

The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters
You could feel a little warmer with a patio heater. (quiet place at home to work image by Leticia Wilson from

Fire Sense Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Infrared Patio Heater

The Fire Sense Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Infrared Patio Heater heater operates at 90 per cent heating efficiency and costs less to operate than most propane patio heaters. It provides up to 9 feet of heat and will not be affected by wind. It comes with a wall-mounting bracket and is easy to install. The heater is available at home improvement stores and online.

The Best Outdoor Patio Heaters
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