Best Gas Outdoor Heaters for 2023
Gas patio heaters are your outdoor kitchen's champion against cold months and temperature downswings. Picking one means picking between mounted or freestanding designs.
Stay Warm Year Round With Gas Patio Heaters
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to outdoor heating, mounted gas heaters are your best bet: they burn hotter than electric heaters and save valuable floor space with wall or ceiling positioning. Freestanding gas heaters offer strong differences between natural gas and propane models. Freestanding natural gas heaters must be connected to a gas line, but they burn hotter and need no refills. Freestanding propane heaters are highly portable and don’t require installation — but they do require propane tank refills. When it comes to picking the best gas models available, our experts considered the following:
- Quality - No one wants to go cold because their heater didn’t stand the test of time, so we put a high priority on quality for this list. It’s better to buy a patio heater that’ll last for years than to get the cold shoulder from an inferior and unreliable product.
- Performance - As a general rule, gas patio heaters burn hotter than their electric counterparts. Even so, our experts carefully vetted the best gas patio heaters on the market — ensuring our picks are the hottest thing to hit patios since the classic 2 x 4.
- Features - 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.
Best Gas Ceiling Mount Patio Heaters
Bromic Heating Platinum 500 Smart-Heat Natural Gas Patio Heater
What We Love:
- Glass-ceramic technology uses infrared heat to resist winds up to 11mph
- Designed with multiple mounting options to fit most spaces
- Pivot brackets allow for directional heat changes
- Smart system ignition automatically reignites the heater
Best Gas Wall Mount Patio Heaters
Bromic Heating Tungsten 500 Smart-Heat 25-Inch Patio Heater
What We Love:
- 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
Best Premium Gas Standing 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:
Bromic Heating Tungsten Smart-Heat Propane Freestanding Patio Heater
What We Love:
- 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 up to 200 sq. ft.
While most freestanding patio heaters are at risk of vertical heat loss, the Bromic Tungsten Smart-Heat freestanding gas heater has no such problem. This unit uses a radiant infrared heating element designed to warm people and objects in its path rather than heating only the air around it, making it one of the most efficient portable models around. — Team BBQGuysRead Full Expert Review
Best Budget Gas Standing Patio Heaters
Cuisinart 47,000 BTU Propane Patio Heater
What We Love:
- Stainless steel construction for durability and longevity in the outdoors
- Push-to-start ignition quickly and reliably fires up the unit every time
- Heavy-duty wheels allow you to move the warmth where it’s most needed
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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