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Electric Patio Heaters


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Electric Patio Heaters


Get more living out of your outdoor space! Electric patio heaters are more efficient, safe, and convenient than natural gas and liquid propane heaters.

  1. EFFICIENT - Electric patio heaters produce infrared heat that heats objects, not the air. This results in no heat loss. All energy consumed by the heaters is converted into heat that makes you feel warm and cozy.
  2. CONVENIENT - Electric patio heaters are more convenient to use. They usually have more temperature control options, wireless controls, are easier to install, and don't require any maintenance.
  3. SAFER - Electric patio heaters are safer than natural gas and propane heaters. There is no combustion in electric patio heaters which means no dangerous fumes and a lower fire threat.

Our bestselling electric patio heaters are manufactured by Bromic, Infratech, and Victory.

Types of Electric Patio Heaters

Overhead Electric Patio Heaters are the most popular type of outdoor electric heaters. They can be conveniently mounted on a wall, ceiling, umbrella, or pole and some models can even be recessed into the ceiling blending perfectly with the decor.

Overhead outdoor electric heaters are a great solution. They look integrated with your decor and don't take up valuable floor space.

Freestanding Electric Patio Heaters are less popular but they still exist. Usually, they look like a pole with a heater head on top and have a cord to plug them in. Some newer models can also double as a coffee table or a lamp.

Infrared Electric Patio Heaters

All outdoor electric patio heaters are infrared. This is great news because infrared heat heats objects, not the air. This means that no heat is getting lost and blown away by the wind.

One thing to keep in mind. Even though all electric heaters produce infrared heat, some of them are better at it than others. This is why some of higher-end brands like Bromic can cover larger areas while having the same Wattage.

Bromic electric patio heaters are some of the most powerful and efficient electric patio heaters on the market. Great for commercial and residential applications, these infrared electric heaters are worth the investment.

Click here to see all Bromic Electric Heaters.

Weatherproof Outdoor Electric Heaters

All outdoor electric heaters are weatherproof but not all of them are waterproof. For example, such popular commercial brands as Infratech and Schwank do not advise their heaters to be installed in an area where rain will be directly on the unit. Their water resistance rating is IPX4 which means they are only resistant to water splashes from any direction.

If you are planning to install your patio heater in an uncovered area, you need one with a higher water resistance. Higher water resistance means getting a heater with at least an IPX5 rating for moderate rain resistance.

Are you looking for heavy-duty electric patio heaters that can be submerged in water? Check out these RADtec Torrid Series Infrared Heaters. With an IP rating of 67, these are some of our top-rated dust and water-resistant electric infrared patio heaters.

Click here to see all of our Weatherproof Outdoor Electric Heaters.

Electric Patio Heater FAQs

+ Are electric patio heaters water-resistant?

Short answer is "yes". Most electric patio heaters have an IPX4 water resistance rating which means that they are resistant to water splashes from any direction. This is enough for most covered and partially covered applications.

However, if you are installing your electric patio heater on a pergola or a patio without a roof, you might want to shop for heaters with higher water resistance rating. There are some models with IPX5 and even IPX6 or even IP65 and higher water resistance ratings.

IPX5 rating means that they heater can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray. Like direct rain for example.

PX6 rating means that a heater can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water like a really heavy rain.

IP65 rating means that the heater is protected against water jets from any angle. Heavy rain + high winds.

If water resistance rating is important for your project, make sure to use our filters below and narrow down your search to only the heaters with appropriate water resistance rating.

+ Are electric patio heaters expensive to run?

Short answer is "it depends" - because electricity rates may vary depending on where you live and the efficiency of your patio heaters can differ. However, on average electric patio heaters are cheaper to run than propane patio heaters and just a little more expensive than natural gas patio heaters.

+ What size electric patio heater do I need?

For electric patio heaters - wattage is the most important thing to consider when deciding on the size. Wattage of the heater will determine how many square feet your heater can cover.

On average, a 1500 Watt heater can heat a 5' x 5' area, a popular 4000 Watt heater can cover 10' x 10', and a powerful 6000 ft heater can cover as much as 160 square feet. These numbers are just to give you a general idea. The actual heat coverage will depend on the efficiency of your heater and weather conditions. You will get better results in covered areas without winds and worse results in colder climates and high wind areas.

When it comes to actual size, of the heater, the width of the heater is less important than the wattage and can be coordinated with your space.

+ Are electric patio heaters safe?

Yes. Electric patio heaters are much safer than natural gas or propane patio heaters because there is no actual combustion or dangerous emissions into the air. When installed and used as recommended, electric patio heaters are as safe as any other household appliance.

+ How many heaters do I need?

On product pages, we provide the coverage area for each particular heater. This information should give you some understanding of how many heaters you might need for your space. However, these are just estimates, and heaters performance can differ depending on the ceiling height, climate, weather conditions, and the amount of coverage your space offers. Our team will be happy to help you calculate how many heaters you need for your space. Simply send us your project information to

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