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Best Gas Patio Heaters of 2019

  • Stay Warm Year Round With Gas Patio Heaters

    Gas patio heaters make it possible to extend your outdoor living season by keeping you and your guests comfortable during chilly evenings or cold winter months. Depending on your needs and outdoor space, you can choose between a mounted or freestanding model to get your desired heat coverage.

    If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to outdoor heating, mounted gas heaters might be the best option for you. These units burn hotter than electric heaters and save you valuable floor space by being positioned on a wall or ceiling.

    For freestanding gas heaters, there’s a significant difference between natural gas and propane models. Though freestanding natural gas heaters must be connected to a permanent gas line, you don’t have to worry about refilling them, and they burn the hottest. Freestanding propane heaters, meanwhile, are extremely portable and don’t require installation. But they run on propane tanks, which will have to be refilled from time to time.

    Make sure you take all these things into account while purchasing a heater for your outdoor area. When it comes to our list of the best gas models available, we considered the following factors:

    • Heating Coverage – Average heat area is perhaps the most important feature of any gas heater. Mounted heaters will ideally warm large spaces because they’re fixed to a wall or ceiling and can’t be moved around. Freestanding models need to be able to heat a large immediate area as well, but their portability allows you to move them to different spots that may also need warmth.

    • Safety Mechanisms — We considered safety factors such as automatic re-ignition, safety pilot shutoff system, and oxygen depletion sensors when judging which gas patio heaters are the best. We know that while looks may be important, you also value safety when it comes to heating your outdoor space.

    • Durability — No one wants to go cold because their heater didn’t stand the test of time, so we put a high priority on durability when creating this list. It’s better to buy a patio heater that’ll last for years than to have your outdoor experiences cut short by an inferior and unreliable product.

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Best Mounted Gas Patio Heaters

If you need heat in your outdoor kitchen but don’t want clutter, we can help you find the best of both worlds. These are our choices for the best mounted gas heaters:

    • Built from 304 stainless steel for long lasting durability outdoors
    • Mounting bracket angles 30 degrees left-right & extends 18 inches
    • Includes touch screen remote & wall switch for convenient operation
    • Auto re-light function immediately reignites element if extinguished
    • Uses spark ignition with a heat sensing pilot light for added safety
    • 35,000 BTU's of radiant heat can warm areas up to 100 square feet
    • Multiple mounting options reclaim valuable floor space
    • Pivot brackets offer directional control and coverage of heat
    • Mesh screen directs infrared energy giving 8mph wind resistance
    • Flame failure safety control shuts off heater if auto re-light fails
    • Single switch, electronic ignition allows control of multiple units
    • 43,000 BTU's of heat can evenly heat areas up to 200 square feet
    • Powder-coated finish blends into surrounding surfaces
    • Installs quickly and easily with included mounting bracket
    • Electronic ignition delivers reliable start every time
    • Automatic re-light and flame sensor supplies peace of mind
    • Trim kit accessories provide multiple color finish options
    • 25,000 BTU's of heat can evenly heat areas up to 144 square feet

Best Premium Freestanding Gas Patio Heaters

These are our best premium patio heaters, complete with features and materials you will not find at lower price points. Our favorites are as follows:

    • Tungsten heating element does not suffer from vertical heat loss
    • Control knob lets you increase or decrease heat output as needed
    • Operates in winds with gusts of up to 11 mph while remaining lit
    • Flame failure & tilt safety technology ensures risk-free operation
    • Radiates heat evenly so warmth is directed deep into open areas
    • 38,500 BTU's of radiant heat can warm areas up to 200 square feet
    • Stainless steel body and base will hold up to all weather conditions
    • Aluminum disk reflector radiates heat for consistent heating
    • Safety pilot system automatically shuts off gas if flame is lost
    • Emergency shut-off control mounted on heater for added safety
    • Battery operated ignition requires no electrical power
    • 50,000 BTU's of heat can evenly warm areas up to 120 square feet
    • Bronze powder coated steel construction for durability
    • Self contained design with hidden propane tank for portability
    • Tilt-safety protection shuts off gas if unit is tipped over
    • ODS sensor shuts off unit if there is inadequate oxygen
    • Provides up to 10 hours of use on a standard 20LB propane tank
    • 40,000 BTU's evenly heats an area of 100 square feet

Best Gas Patio Heaters On A Budget

We understand some people want something that will get the job and not the latest and greatest. For those looking to keep some money in their pocket, these are our best budget heaters:

    • Heavy duty stainless steel construction for more rugged durability
    • Wheels provide mobility and weighted base provides stability
    • 5-piece reflector and one-piece pole stand for sturdier unit
    • Auto shut-off tilt valve and wide base for additional safety
    • Pro series includes a Lifetime defective parts replacement warranty
    • Gets up to 46,000 BTUs to heat up to 250 square feet
    • Stainless steel & aluminum construction for corrosion resistance
    • Built-in wheels make this tower patio heater mobile
    • The base of the unit is weighted for increased stability
    • Auto shut-off tilt valve and wide base for additional safety
    • Convenient electronic ignition ensures a safe, easy start-up
    • 46,000 BTU's can heat an area of 250 square feet
    • Heater base includes wheels to easily move your heater around
    • Matching adjustable table is perfect for resting a drink
    • Safety pilot and anti-tilt safety systems provide added safety
    • Easy-access tank door to make changing your propane tank easy
    • Also available in full Hammered Bronze
    • Gets up to 41,000 BTUs to heat 15 square feet

Still having trouble deciding which patio heater is right for your outdoor kitchen? Our experts are standing by at 1-877-743-2269 to answer any of your outdoor heating questions. Don't forget to check out our Patio Heater Expert Reviews for even more information on the brands and series of patio heaters available at BBQGuys®!

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