Electric patio heaters-Which patio heaters are the best?

Electric Patio Table Heater

electric Patio Table Heater

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 with 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

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 2020-09-11 at 08:53 / 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 Outdoor Electric Heater, 3 Adjustable Power Level Outdoor Infrared Heater with Tip Over & Overheat Protection,...
  • 【1-SECOND RAPID HEATING & 3 HEATING MODES】 Equipped with 3 halogen tubes as heating element, the electric heater warms within 1 second. The patio heater delivers...
  • 【ENSURE SAFETY VIA TIP-OVER PROTECTION & HEATING ELEMENT 】When purchasing a patio heater, safety is a main concern. A protective sheath covers the heating...
  • 【5-MINUTE QUICK INSTALL &EASY OPERATE 】Only partial assembling is required to set up the electric heater, and the whole process takes only 5 minutes. Using the...
  • 【WEATHERPROOF DESIGN PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR HEATING 】Airchoice patio heater’s ruggedness makes it perfect for outdoor use. The aluminum body and design allow it...
  • 【ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY & NO HEALTH RISK】 Unlike gas heater, the halogen heater does not output any harmful odor or chemical. Also, the electric outdoor heater...
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Electric Outdoor Heater, Waterproof Space Heater with 3 Power Levels and Remote Control, Indoor/Outdoor Heater, Free-Standing and...
  • ❤ INDOOR & OUTDOOR USE: With weather and dustproof function, SURJUNY patio heater is designed to be assembled both indoor and outdoor use - perfect for home, BBQ...
  • ❤ CONTINOUS WARMTH: Once you turn on the heater, you’ll be surrounded by instant warmth. The halogen heater uses electricity and does not output carbon dioxide,...
  • ❤ EASY OPERATION: Only partial assembling is required; adjustable height of standing pole, waterproof rocker switch as well as remote control make the heater more...
  • ❤ USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN: with CE and ETL certificated, the heater is weather and dust proof and maintenance-free, adapting explosion-proof net and tip-over switch...
  • ❤ RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE: Customer service responds within 24 hours; 30-day money pay back and 12-month manufacturer replacements. If you have any questions,...
Hanover HAN1023HA-SLV-6.8 ft Modern Efficient Steel Electric Heater-2 Heat Settings, Up to 1500W, Silver
  • -PORTABLE MODERN HEATER: 6.8 ft portable heater with a weighted metal base looks ulra stylish. This efficient and reliable heater is great to keep you comfortable on...
  • -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 AND 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, 13 ft Cord, Tripod + Heater
  • 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

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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.

 

JLL 23" Electric Patio Infrared Outdoor Ceiling Heater Indoor Tent Hanging Garden
Hiland HLI-1P Electric Parasol/Umbrella Patio Heater, 1500 Watts, IP Certified Water Proof, Variable Heat Output, Black
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,...
JLL 23" Electric Patio Infrared Outdoor Ceiling Heater Indoor Tent Hanging Garden
Hiland HLI-1P Electric Parasol/Umbrella Patio Heater, 1500 Watts, IP Certified Water Proof, Variable Heat Output, Black
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,...
  • ★Energy-saving and environmentally friendly, easy to move, large space to heat up quickly, can be used to heat the entire family, creating a warm and comfortable...
  • ★Suitable for living room, bedroom, study, bathroom, office and beautiful and practical, long service life.
  • ★Silence - This is remote control, saving time and effort
  • ★Effective - Instant warming, giving a comfortable feeling from the moment you open it
  • ★If you have any questions, please contact customer service in time. If you are satisfied with our products and services, please give praise and support, thank...
  • Electric heater for umbrellas. Heats Up to 15 SQ FT
  • Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • 1500 Watts Made of Stainless Steel. Provides Instant Heat
  • Variable temperature control
  • IP Certified Water Proof
  • 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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JLL 23" Electric Patio Infrared Outdoor Ceiling Heater Indoor Tent Hanging Garden
JLL 23" Electric Patio Infrared Outdoor Ceiling Heater Indoor Tent Hanging Garden
  • ★Energy-saving and environmentally friendly, easy to move, large space to heat up quickly, can be used to heat the entire family, creating a warm and comfortable...
  • ★Suitable for living room, bedroom, study, bathroom, office and beautiful and practical, long service life.
  • ★Silence - This is remote control, saving time and effort
  • ★Effective - Instant warming, giving a comfortable feeling from the moment you open it
  • ★If you have any questions, please contact customer service in time. If you are satisfied with our products and services, please give praise and support, thank...
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Hiland HLI-1P Electric Parasol/Umbrella Patio Heater, 1500 Watts, IP Certified Water Proof, Variable Heat Output, Black
Hiland HLI-1P Electric Parasol/Umbrella Patio Heater, 1500 Watts, IP Certified Water Proof, Variable Heat Output, Black
  • Electric heater for umbrellas. Heats Up to 15 SQ FT
  • Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • 1500 Watts Made of Stainless Steel. Provides Instant Heat
  • Variable temperature control
  • IP Certified Water Proof
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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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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
Bromic Heating Platinum Smart-Heat Series II 50-Inch 3400W 11,600 BTU 240V Electric Patio Heater - Black - BH0320005
Infratech WD Series 5000 Watt 240V Electric Infrared Quartz Patio Space Heater
Commercial SunWave 3000W 220-240V with Remote Patio Heater
Bromic Heating Tungsten Smart-Heat 56-Inch 6000W Dual Element 240V Electric Infrared Patio Heater - White
Bromic Heating Platinum Smart-Heat Series II 50-Inch 3400W 11,600 BTU 240V Electric Patio Heater - Black - BH0320005
Infratech WD Series 5000 Watt 240V Electric Infrared Quartz Patio Space Heater
Commercial SunWave 3000W 220-240V with Remote Patio Heater
  • 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
  • The glass-ceramic screen spreads infrared heat while resisting wind and emitting minimal light
  • Simple bracket adjustment provides directional spot heating and alters heat coverage
  • Minimal clearances and multiple mounting options are perfect for residential and commercial locations
  • Weather resistance and stainless steel construction offers reliable heating and quality that lasts
  • Can be integrated into a Smart control system with one or more units being controlled with one remote
  • Warm indoor and outdoor spaces like patios, dens, restaurants, homes, hotels, and more with this WD-Series dual element mounted heater
  • Generates infrared heat from its dual, quartz elements
  • Electric heater uses 5,000 watts at 20.8 amps and 240 volts of power
  • Should be mounted at heights of 8 to 12 feet and at an angle between 0 and 60 degrees
  • Includes 6-inch, stainless steel mounting kit to match the stainless steel housing of the heater
  • Just listed, our most powerful commercial Infrared heater with an outstanding 220V, 3000W variable heat output giving you instant heat in under a second.
  • Remote controlled with on /off and 3 temp settings High, Medium, Low as well as manual control on unit itself. Can also be controlled manually.
  • High heat, low glare shortwave infrared heat output. In combination with our patented Gold coated Halogen Quartz element and our and heat reflectors, we stand apart...
  • IP65 (waterproof) Rated, 8' UL listed cord ETL/ ROHS/ CE/ GS safety certified listings. This heater is Engineered with an extruded aircraft aluminum/ Stainless...
  • Dimensions: 39" X 5.5" X 8" Weight: 20 LBS Outdoor Range: 15' plus in line of sight Color: Black Voltage: 220~240V Wattage: 3000W-50Hz 1 year warranty covering...
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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
Bromic Heating Platinum Smart-Heat Series II 50-Inch 3400W 11,600 BTU 240V Electric Patio Heater - Black - BH0320005
Bromic Heating Platinum Smart-Heat Series II 50-Inch 3400W 11,600 BTU 240V Electric Patio Heater - Black - BH0320005
  • The glass-ceramic screen spreads infrared heat while resisting wind and emitting minimal light
  • Simple bracket adjustment provides directional spot heating and alters heat coverage
  • Minimal clearances and multiple mounting options are perfect for residential and commercial locations
  • Weather resistance and stainless steel construction offers reliable heating and quality that lasts
  • Can be integrated into a Smart control system with one or more units being controlled with one remote
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Infratech WD Series 5000 Watt 240V Electric Infrared Quartz Patio Space Heater
Infratech WD Series 5000 Watt 240V Electric Infrared Quartz Patio Space Heater
  • Warm indoor and outdoor spaces like patios, dens, restaurants, homes, hotels, and more with this WD-Series dual element mounted heater
  • Generates infrared heat from its dual, quartz elements
  • Electric heater uses 5,000 watts at 20.8 amps and 240 volts of power
  • Should be mounted at heights of 8 to 12 feet and at an angle between 0 and 60 degrees
  • Includes 6-inch, stainless steel mounting kit to match the stainless steel housing of the heater
Commercial SunWave 3000W 220-240V with Remote Patio Heater
Commercial SunWave 3000W 220-240V with Remote Patio Heater
  • Just listed, our most powerful commercial Infrared heater with an outstanding 220V, 3000W variable heat output giving you instant heat in under a second.
  • Remote controlled with on /off and 3 temp settings High, Medium, Low as well as manual control on unit itself. Can also be controlled manually.
  • High heat, low glare shortwave infrared heat output. In combination with our patented Gold coated Halogen Quartz element and our and heat reflectors, we stand apart...
  • IP65 (waterproof) Rated, 8' UL listed cord ETL/ ROHS/ CE/ GS safety certified listings. This heater is Engineered with an extruded aircraft aluminum/ Stainless...
  • Dimensions: 39" X 5.5" X 8" Weight: 20 LBS Outdoor Range: 15' plus in line of sight Color: Black Voltage: 220~240V Wattage: 3000W-50Hz 1 year warranty covering...

Last update on 2020-08-28 at 10:36 / 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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