Nothing brings a fabulous backyard party to an end faster than chilly night air that sends guests scrambling for jackets and shelter. But unless you want to limit your outdoor entertaining to the summer months, dealing with colder conditions at some point is a fact of life. Fortunately, all it really takes to solve this problem is the addition of a few outdoor patio heaters in strategic locations around your deck or yard.
Outdoor patio heaters are a stylish, unobtrusive way to heat your backyard without going to the expense of installing a full-sized fireplace or sacrificing performance. In fact, depending on the particular model you select, these units are capable of heat output that ranges from a modest 10,000 BTUs to a whopping 40,000 BTUs, which is enough to keep everyone comfortable in any season. Plus, outdoor patio heaters come in many shapes, sizes, and styles giving you a variety of options to choose from.
Here are the most popular types we sell at MantelsDirect.com:
- Tabletop units. If your outdoor space is small and limited, then a tabletop heater would be sufficient for your needs. The tabletop units we carry are compact and easy to assemble. Using a standard 1 lb. propane tank, they are able to warm a 7- to 10-foot radius by up to 25 degrees.
- Umbrella units. These clever units run on regular household electricity and attach to any standard umbrella pole to provide instant heat with the flip of a switch. They represent the ultimate in affordable space-saving outdoor heating solutions, and are a terrific choice for intimate gatherings.
- Wall-mounted outdoor patio heaters. If there are walls or structural beams near your outdoor entertaining area, then you should consider installing a wall-mounted heater or two. These units are powered by a standard electrical current, making them more cost-effective than propane units, and their 5,000 hour lamp life ensures that you'll be able to host hundreds of get-togethers before having to purchase a replacement.
- Floor units. For the utmost in flexibility, we recommend floor units. These standalone heating appliances look like typical floor lamps, but because they are powered by LP gas they can be placed anywhere in your yard, regardless of whether or not there's an electrical outlet nearby. We carry a large selection of residential and commercial models, both of which are capable of delivering tremendous warmth across a wide radius.
Most of the outdoor patio heaters featured on our site are made of highly durable type 304 stainless steel and run on standard electricity or propane gas for easy, no-fuss operation. We also have styles and models to fit any outdoor space and budget, so be sure to browse our entire collection to find one you like. Once you add an attractive heater to your yard, you can keep the party going all night long!