It is rare that a best bang for the buck product also comes in as the best overall product on a Bestcovery list, but the Thermo Tiki Premium Floor-Standing Propane Outdoor Patio Heater w/ Cover takes the cake. It has a run time of about 10 hours on a full tank, and puts out a true 41,000 BTU's of heat. That's important because other products might say they put out more, but those are under lab or controlled conditions.
Weighing in at around 40 pounds, this outdoor heater features a 32-inch reflector, stands over 7 feet tall, and comes with wheels for portability. It’s available in several different colors and there’s also a stainless steel version to choose from, so you'll have no problem find one that fits in with your outdoor decor. The best part is this is one of the least expensive patio heaters here, so not only is it a good deal, it's also a good value as well. It features a easy-use Piezo electric starter, an anti-tip design with an automatic shut off, comes with a protective cover, and is covered by a one year warranty.
If you are looking for a visually appealing heater, the AZ Patio Heaters HLDS01-GTSS Quartz Glass Tube Patio Heater will look terrific in any setting. It gives off a rated 40,000 BTU's of heat, and will last for about 8 hours on a full tank of gas. It weighs about 65 pounds, but has wheels for portability and it’s relatively easy to maneuver. It comes with an anti-tip safety switch, has a Piezo electric starter and an access door for the tank.
This heater stands at more than 7 1/2 feet tall, and features a square umbrella that radiates the heat downwards. Please note, the assembly instructions must be followed to the letter and in the exact order they’re written or the heater won't work properly; if you’re not a mechanically skilled person, this heater might not be right for you. It comes protected by a one year warranty.
If you are looking for the best table top version of a patio heater, than the Garden Sun HPS-C-SS Table Top 11,000 BTU Propane Powered Patio Heater fits the bill. It puts out a top rated 11,000 BTU's of heat while sitting comfortably on your table. At only 36 inches tall, it will throw heat out to 15 feet in all directions.
This heater will provide about a 2 hour burn time using the smaller, camping-type propane gas cylinder tanks. It weighs almost 20 pounds and is equipped with an anti-tip shut off switch. There are several different colors to choose from, including a stainless steel model too. The Piezo electric ignition makes lighting a cinch, and it comes with a one year warranty.
If you’re willing to pay a high price for a gorgeous table top heater, then the Lava Heat Italia Ember Mini Patio Heater is exactly what you want. Although rated at 10,000 BTU's of heat output, it will run for up to 6 hours on a standard 1 lb propane tank at the lowest heat setting, and about 1-2 hours on high. This heater is a beauty, and no other can compare with how lovely it looks. It comes in three different styles, brushed copper, bronze or gun metal, and features a Piezo electric starter. It can be used as a lighting device at lower heat levels, or as a fully fledged heater at higher levels. This heater comes with a one year warranty, and has an auto-off safety switch if the unit tips.
For a basic patio heater that will get the job done, take a look at the AmazonBasics Havana Bronze Commercial Patio Heater. Although this model is labeled as bronze, this heater is offered in several different colors so you'll be able to find one that fits your decor. It radiates 46,000 BTU's of heat but it’s probably closer to 40,000 BTU's overall. It weighs 44 pounds, stands about 7 1/2 feet tall and comes with wheels for portability. This unit has the potential to throw out heat up to 18 feet, and has a Piezo electric starter for easy ignition. It comes with a one year warranty, and it is one of the more affordably priced patio heaters on this list.
The AZ Patio Heaters HLI-1P Parasol Electric Patio Heater features a stainless steel body and is made to be mounted beneath a patio umbrella. It has a range of mounting options whether to an umbrella pole, PVC pipe, beneath an overhang, offering you versatility unlike any other option on this list.
The propeller design has 3 heating elements, and each one is rated at 500 watts. Turn one on for a little heat, turn another one on for a little more heat, or turn them all on for full-on 1500 watts of heat. If it’s used under an umbrella, the heat will be trapped beneath, making this unit more effective than most.
It weighs 11 pounds and may need two people to set it up during mounting. It is rated for both indoor and outdoor use, and the stainless steel top will resist corrosion if used in an exterior setting. It will heat up to 15 square feet of space, comes with an anti-tilt switch for safety, and comes covered by a 30 day return policy if the heater fails to function as advertised.
EnerG HEA-21068 Water Resistant Infrared Heater
If you like the swag lamp look on a heater which hangs by a chain, check out the EnerG HEA-21068 Water Resistant Infrared Heater. You'll need a beam, an overhang or an exterior ceiling to hang the chain on, but once that is accomplished, the chain length can be adjusted to get the heat exactly where you need it.
This heater gives off a non-adjustable 1500 watts of heat felt from up to 15 feet away. Water resistant, this heater is made with exterior application in mind and can be used as a light source to provide a gentle orange glow to a table or other area. This heater is made to fit into any décor scheme, and as long as you can find a place to hang it, you'll be good to go. It comes protected by a one year warranty.
the Howard Berger NuLine Ceiling-Mount Quartz Heater is the least expensive heater on this list. It’s a 2 setting heater with one setting at 750 and the other at 1500 watts. It can be used in an exterior or interior surrounding, and it is best suited to a covered patio, gazebo or beneath an eve or an overhang.
This directional heater can be mounted to a ceiling, a beam or under an eve, and will give off usable heat up to a 10 foot radius. The hanging bracket is adjustable through 90 degrees, so you can point the heater exactly where you need the heat to be. It comes with a 30 day replacement warranty if the product does not work as advertised.
If price is no object, you may want to consider the Bromic Tungsten Smart Radiant Infrared Electric Patio Heater. At 4000 watts of power, this heater is capable of heating up an area to 120 square feet, almost 10 times greater than the top rated heater on this list. However, you’ll definitely pay for that luxury on your next energy bill.
Unlike the other units on this list, it runs on 220 volts of electricity so you'll need a dryer hook-up or a specially installed 220 outlet; you can also put in a dimmer switch and have an infinite heat setting. It works best beneath an eve, an awning or the ceiling in a gazebo. While protected by a one year warranty, overall, you'll have to justify the initial cost and ongoing energy bills before choosing a heater like this.
If you are looking for a table top heater, the Endless Summer New Orleans Indoor/Outdoor Electric Tabletop Heater will heat up the immediate area around the table. It puts out 1200 watts of heat, which will heat up the surrounding area, and it works best when you are sitting at the table. This heater is modeled after a table lamp, so it will fit into most decors, and will technically heat up a 12 foot radius.
This heater weighs 12 pounds, stands a bit less than 3 feet tall, features a safety anti-tilt switch, and could be used in either an exterior or interior setting. This heater is best used for close gatherings at a patio table even with the reduced wattage rate. Covered by a one year warranty, this is the lowest wattage rated heater and therefore the most economical to use on this list.