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

Best Gas Wall Mount Patio Heaters

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 BBQGuys

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Best Budget Gas Standing Patio Heaters

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®!