Patio Heaters

Given that we're all confined to home now more than ever, patio heaters are the perfect way to enjoy your backyard into the fall — and add square footage to your usual living space when the temperatures dip. And now is the time to buy one, even if it's still hot where you are; they are in high demand and going fast. Here are two of our favorites:


Best Propane-Powered: Hampton Bay Gas Patio Heater

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We love this heater's shape and stability. Powered by a 20-pound propane tank, which can be easily sourced at your local hardware store, it has a 42,000-BTU output that is sure to help fight off the chill of cooler autumn days and nights.


Best Electric-Powered: Fire Sense Telescoping Patio Heater

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Electric heaters tend to be slightly less powerful than propane models, making them a great choice for smaller spaces, especially if those spaces are covered — like a porch or pergola. We like this telescoping option from Fire Sense.