Our Favorite Propane Heaters for Outdoors

Extend your entertaining season with these heating options

A propane heater outdoors
Liven up your outdoor spaces with a propane heater.Hampton Bay

Why are outdoor propane heaters so popular? Because propane heaters put out more heat than electric models and are generally more pleasant - and safe - to be around. Their secret is heating up the ambient air instead of heating people up directly. And today’s propane heaters are designed with plenty of safety features and weather-proof construction to make them long-lasting additions to your outdoor entertainment regime. Here are a few models we recommend.

Garden Treasures 48000-BTU Stainless Steel Floorstanding Liquid Propane Patio Heater

Heats up to 200 square feet

Operates with a 20-pound standard propane tank, which is not included.Garden Treasures

This outdoor heater from Garden Treasures has thought of everything. The stainless steel construction means it’s durable and long-lasting. It has a pair of wheels at the bottom so you can roll it in and out of storage painlessly. And small brackets are attached to the base so it can be secured to a wooden surface for safety. Oh, and just use your regular grill’s propane tank to fire it up.

Hampton Bay 48000 Btu Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Refurbished model

It's been tested and certified to work as good as new.Hampton Bay

This 48,000 BTU outdoor heater from Hampton Bay - a name probably best known for its ceiling fans - can quickly heat up to 200 square feet (roughly the size of most common patios). Stainless steel construction makes it a wise pick if it’s subjected to rainy conditions. Even though it’s refurbished, it’s been tested, cleaned, inspected and repackaged with all relevant accessories.

Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater, Red-Black

Excellent safety features

Automatically shuts down in the case of tipping over, the pilot light going off or detection of low oxygen levels.Mr. Heater

If you’re looking for a heater that’s safe indoors and outdoors, take a closer look at this model from Mr. Heater. It operates with a 1-pound cylinder propane tank so it’s even safe for enclosed areas up to 200 square feet. This compact radiant heater is ideal for porches, garages, campers, picnics, sheds and more.


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