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Electric patio heaters-Patio heaters are for summer too!

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If you are like me, then you love sitting out on your patio. Especially in the summer months!  Your patio can be a great place to entertain, but what usually happens is… everybody goes inside because it gets a little too chilly… but not when you own a patio heater!

Let me show you how to warm up your patio (and your guests) with one of these best outdoor patio heaters!

What types of Patio Heaters are there?

Rest assured that there is a patio heater that will meet your needs! So... Let’s start warming up your patio by showing you the many different styles of outdoor patio heaters.                                                                                      And there are many. Let’s dig in!

Outdoor heater Styles

    • Ceiling/wall mounted
Free-Standing gas patio heater/Electric Patio Heaters
Free-Standing propane gas patio heater
  • Free Standing
  • Tabletop
  • Post mounted  (Ground secured post)
  •   Outdoor heater Power sources…     

      • Electric  (120v-240v)
      • Propane
      • Natural Gas
      • Wood
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    Electric Patio Heaters

    First of all… Your electric patio heater comes in two voltages  120v and 240v.  Your choice will depend on how big of space you want to heat and,  what your budget is.

    If you choose a heater that takes 240v then you will want to hire a certified electrician to do the wiring for you.  You may also want to hire one for the 120v if you’re not into DIY projects!

    With all Electric patio heaters, you will need a timer so the patio heater will turn itself off if left unattended.   Some models have that feature built-in!

    The box below is a guide to how big Or, how many heaters you might need to heat your patio.

     

    Tabletop Patio Heaters. 

    The following electric patio heaters will warm up your intimate gatherings.  They are lightweight and easy to use!

    Last update on 2024-05-18 at 14:00 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    These 4 Electric Tabletop heaters are just to whet your appetite! NOW…Read further for the Patio Heaters that you were probably searching for, to begin with!…

    Free-Standing Electric Patio Heaters (120 volts)

    Most electric patio heaters running on 120 volts can be used almost everywhere.  In the house, Garage, or a greenhouse, as long as you have a 120v outlet nearby.

    It is best to plug your electric heater directly into a wall outlet. However, if you must use an extension cord, only use one that is heavy-duty, meaning it has to at least have 14-gauge wire or better yet, 10-gauge.

    The picture to the left is what a typical free-standing electric heater looks like.  It will rain down nice heat on the people sitting in those classic Adirondack chairs!

    Before I show you more patio heaters, I would like you to read the following question that people ask about the prices of good quality patio heaters…

    Why does this heater cost 5 times as much as most others are selling?

    Answer:

    In the scale of patio heater prices this one is not expensive but is mid-range, and so is its quality. Patio heaters that sell for $100-$200-$300 are in our experience very light-duty and lightweight, and they look like the price paid, with skinny leaning poles, small multi-piece reflectors that quickly lose their integrity, no replacement parts available, and blow over in the first wind gust. Cheap patio heaters are like disposable lighters: You use them until they break, then put them in the landfill. – courtesy of FAQ from Alfresco Heating.

    Funny as that may seem, there’s some truth to this!  Most of the higher-priced heaters are the ones recommended the most!

    Environmental impact of Electric Patio Heaters

    For you environmentally conscious people…Electric patio heaters are the cleanest way to warm your patio or outside space.  They give off no harmful pollutants so they can even be used indoors!  

    Take a look at these freestanding heaters and see which one would fit best in your outdoor space!

    Patio Heater-1500W
    • 1-Second Rapid Heating & 3 Heating Modes
    • Ensure Safety via Tip-over Protection & Heating Element
    • Minute Quick Install & Easy Operate
    • Weatherproof Design Perfect for Outdoor Heating
    • Environmental Friendly & No Health Risk
    Hanover 6.8-Ft. 1500W Portable Electric Infrared Halogen Stand Lamp, 3 Heat Settings, Powerful Energy Efficient Outdoor Heating,...
    • Modern Heater: 6.8 ft portable heater with a weighted metal base looks ultra stylish; this efficient and reliable heater is great to keep you comfortable on those...
    • Simple and Safe On/Off: Now starting your electric heater is easier that ever lip the switch to ON/OFF to one of heat settings and presto- you've got heat
    • Powerful Efficient Heat: Use one of it's 3 power settings to transmit heat up to a 56 sq foot radius, perfect to keep your guests comfortable on your deck, patio,...
    • Easy to Assemble: Your new electric heater requires minimal tools so you can use your modern new heater in no time
    • Safe & Instant Heat: This heater has an anti tip function that will shut off after falling past a 45 degree angle
    Heat Storm HS-1500-TT Infrared, 7 ft Cord, Tripod + Heater, Black
    • NOTE: Will not mount on ceiling or turn on unless black box is mounted vertical. Tip-over safety switch will only allow to turn on when mounted to Heat Storm...
    • INSTANT HEAT - Infrared heat is silent and comfortable. It warms objects instead of just the air. 5200 BTU Output
    • PLUG & PLAY - 110 V plug in cord for use anywhere there is a normal outlet
    • IPX4 WEATHERPROOF - Protected against rain and dust
    • EASY SET UP - Have your infrared space heater up and running within 5 minutes of delivery
    • PORTABLE TRIPOD - Tripod is fully adjustable up to 6. 5', place and position your outdoor heaters according to your needs, (7' cord) Ideal for patios, balconies,...

    Last update on 2024-05-18 at 21:24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    Hanging Electric Outdoor Heaters (120 volts)

       Hanging Infrared Heaters are one of the best choices for directing heat centered on a table or seating area.  they are great for inside your gazebo!

    As with most 120 volt heaters, they run on 1500 watts and 5100 BTU’s of heat.  Hanging patio heaters are not waterproof, but water and weather resistant!  they need to be installed under a covered structure like a covered patio, gazebo, canopy, or awning.

    Mill 99499 Hanging Carbon Patio Heater, 1500W, Light Grey
    STAR PATIO Electric Patio Heater with Remote, Wall Mounted, Outdoor Ceiling Patio Heater, Indoor/Outdoor Heaters, Infrared Heater,...
    Mill 99499 Hanging Carbon Patio Heater, 1500W, Light Grey
    STAR PATIO Electric Patio Heater with Remote, Wall Mounted, Outdoor Ceiling Patio Heater, Indoor/Outdoor Heaters, Infrared Heater,...
    • The Mill heat 99499 carbon patio heater is mounted to the roof with an adjustable cable and will look especially stylish over a dining table or lounge-area. Comes...
    • This stunning and unique patio heater is formed as an elegant lamp and will naturally blend in with your home's exterior.
    • The Mill patio heater has a carbon heating element that gives comfortable heat with A soft and pleasant light compared to traditional patio heaters.
    • The Mill carbon patio heater is weather resistant and is IP25 approved.
    • Make your home's exterior just as beautiful as the interior with this stunning patio heater from Mill in a unique and modern design.
    • STAR PATIO: YOUR OUTDOOR ELECTRIC PATIO HEATER EXPERT. Instantly provides a quiet warmth with simple power settings (1500W). Heats an area of up to 15 sq.ft.
    • WALL MOUNTED & CEILING MULTIPURPOSE: The patio heater comes with both ceiling chains and wall mounted bracket. Only 1 heater but provides multipurpose for hanging...
    • NEWEST METAL GRID SHAPE UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXTRAS: It is perfect for 4-5 peoples sitting around enjoy your heating together, spend your time together. Built to...
    • HIGHT QUALITY: This wall mounted ceiling electric patio heater produces 5100 BTUs of high-quality heat. The Golden Tube provides environmentally efficient heating...
    • CERTIFIED AND WARRANTIED: IP44 safety certified; weather and dust resistant for outdoor use. cSGSus certified. Comes with 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty. Outdoor patio...
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    Mill 99499 Hanging Carbon Patio Heater, 1500W, Light Grey
    Mill 99499 Hanging Carbon Patio Heater, 1500W, Light Grey
    • The Mill heat 99499 carbon patio heater is mounted to the roof with an adjustable cable and will look especially stylish over a dining table or lounge-area. Comes...
    • This stunning and unique patio heater is formed as an elegant lamp and will naturally blend in with your home's exterior.
    • The Mill patio heater has a carbon heating element that gives comfortable heat with A soft and pleasant light compared to traditional patio heaters.
    • The Mill carbon patio heater is weather resistant and is IP25 approved.
    • Make your home's exterior just as beautiful as the interior with this stunning patio heater from Mill in a unique and modern design.
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    STAR PATIO Electric Patio Heater with Remote, Wall Mounted, Outdoor Ceiling Patio Heater, Indoor/Outdoor Heaters, Infrared Heater,...
    STAR PATIO Electric Patio Heater with Remote, Wall Mounted, Outdoor Ceiling Patio Heater, Indoor/Outdoor Heaters, Infrared Heater,...
    • STAR PATIO: YOUR OUTDOOR ELECTRIC PATIO HEATER EXPERT. Instantly provides a quiet warmth with simple power settings (1500W). Heats an area of up to 15 sq.ft.
    • WALL MOUNTED & CEILING MULTIPURPOSE: The patio heater comes with both ceiling chains and wall mounted bracket. Only 1 heater but provides multipurpose for hanging...
    • NEWEST METAL GRID SHAPE UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXTRAS: It is perfect for 4-5 peoples sitting around enjoy your heating together, spend your time together. Built to...
    • HIGHT QUALITY: This wall mounted ceiling electric patio heater produces 5100 BTUs of high-quality heat. The Golden Tube provides environmentally efficient heating...
    • CERTIFIED AND WARRANTIED: IP44 safety certified; weather and dust resistant for outdoor use. cSGSus certified. Comes with 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty. Outdoor patio...
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    Last update on 2024-05-19 at 05:59 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    Ceiling/Wall mounted Patio Heaters (240 volts)

    One of the best (or the best!) ways to heat your patio, is to purchase a ceiling or wall-mounted heater that runs on 240 volts!  Heaters with this much power can heat a larger area within your patio.

    Don’t forget… Heaters with 240 volts will need a licensed electrition (or a good DYI person) to run the wiring to your heater!

    Just a reminder…Electric heat is the cleanest source of energy.  these patio heaters can also be installed in your garage/shop etc.

    WE recommend that you purchase, or ask your electrician about a dimmer control for and 240-volt heater.  The Bromic and Infratech models each take a different controller. See 240v dimmers at end of the post

    Bromic Heating Tungsten Smart-Heat 56-Inch 6000W Dual Element 240V Electric Infrared Patio Heater - White
    39" 5000 Watt Infratech Dual Heater
    Sunwave 3000 Watt Infrared Patio Heater Tungsten Ultra Quartz Low Glare with Remote control and 3 power levels, 11,028 BTU Max...
    Bromic Heating Tungsten Smart-Heat 56-Inch 6000W Dual Element 240V Electric Infrared Patio Heater - White
    39" 5000 Watt Infratech Dual Heater
    Sunwave 3000 Watt Infrared Patio Heater Tungsten Ultra Quartz Low Glare with Remote control and 3 power levels, 11,028 BTU Max...
    • Sleek contemporary styling with white high temperature ceramic coating over stainless steel
    • Dual frosted infrared tube heating elements emit a low intensity glow for subtle ambience
    • Perfect for residential and commercial installations especially under awnings, low ceilings and indoors
    • Compatible with switch, dimmer or smart control systems (not included) which can be installed on each element for total heating control
    • Spectral reflector for excellent heat distribution
    • This fixture is ideal for use in settings that require higher mounting height requirements, or when more intense directional heat is desired
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor installations, and offer a pleasing, streamlined look due to lower clearance requirements
    • This patio heater incorporates a specially designed electric quartz heating element that produces safe infrared radiant energy
    • Adjustable swivel mounts allow for ceiling or wall installation
    • Suitable for indoors or outdoors
    • Remote controlled with on /off and 3 temp settings High, Medium, Low as well as manual control on the unit itself.
    • Comes with Adjustable wall mount bracket. Two stands are available for the Solar Comfort sold separate.
    • Patented Gold Coated Ultra Quartz high heat Elements for maximized heat output. With two Gold coated Halogen low glare shortwave infrared technologies In combination...
    • Inteded for Indoor or outdoor use with weather resistant IP65 certifications.
    • Muskoka Lifestyle Products is a company based in Logan Utah USA. Direct manufacturers. All of our product is designed to meet all UL requirements. Designed and...
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    Bromic Heating Tungsten Smart-Heat 56-Inch 6000W Dual Element 240V Electric Infrared Patio Heater - White
    Bromic Heating Tungsten Smart-Heat 56-Inch 6000W Dual Element 240V Electric Infrared Patio Heater - White
    • Sleek contemporary styling with white high temperature ceramic coating over stainless steel
    • Dual frosted infrared tube heating elements emit a low intensity glow for subtle ambience
    • Perfect for residential and commercial installations especially under awnings, low ceilings and indoors
    • Compatible with switch, dimmer or smart control systems (not included) which can be installed on each element for total heating control
    • Spectral reflector for excellent heat distribution
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    39" 5000 Watt Infratech Dual Heater
    39" 5000 Watt Infratech Dual Heater
    • This fixture is ideal for use in settings that require higher mounting height requirements, or when more intense directional heat is desired
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor installations, and offer a pleasing, streamlined look due to lower clearance requirements
    • This patio heater incorporates a specially designed electric quartz heating element that produces safe infrared radiant energy
    • Adjustable swivel mounts allow for ceiling or wall installation
    • Suitable for indoors or outdoors
    Amazon Prime
    Sunwave 3000 Watt Infrared Patio Heater Tungsten Ultra Quartz Low Glare with Remote control and 3 power levels, 11,028 BTU Max...
    Sunwave 3000 Watt Infrared Patio Heater Tungsten Ultra Quartz Low Glare with Remote control and 3 power levels, 11,028 BTU Max...
    • Remote controlled with on /off and 3 temp settings High, Medium, Low as well as manual control on the unit itself.
    • Comes with Adjustable wall mount bracket. Two stands are available for the Solar Comfort sold separate.
    • Patented Gold Coated Ultra Quartz high heat Elements for maximized heat output. With two Gold coated Halogen low glare shortwave infrared technologies In combination...
    • Inteded for Indoor or outdoor use with weather resistant IP65 certifications.
    • Muskoka Lifestyle Products is a company based in Logan Utah USA. Direct manufacturers. All of our product is designed to meet all UL requirements. Designed and...
    Amazon Prime

    Last update on 2024-05-19 at 05:59 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    Which patio heater is the Best?

    Firstly, Accent OUR Home has researched for the best electric patio heater for you!  Secondly, and most importantly, you can see that our choices were made on customer satisfaction  We tried not to pick the cheapest products but, through our research, we have picked the products with the most value for you!

    I hope we have answered the question…How to warm up your patio!  Summer is almost over and cooler weather is on the way!

    In Addition, We will soon have another post called…  Heating a Patio – Best outdoor Gas Heaters! 

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    Steve Robertson
    1. great post!

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