The Best Outdoor Infrared Heaters will heat your outdoor living space effectively and economically!
The Outdoor Infrared Heaters recommended here are both Electric Powered and Gas Powered.
They are designed especially for home OUTDOOR patio type applications. However, the electric powered models could be used to heat indoor areas such as garages or workshops. I do not recommend gas infrared heaters for indoor applications because of the potentially toxic and explosive fumes.
These heaters heat by radiation. The harmless infrared rays are converted to heat when they strike an object within its range such as furniture, clothing, flesh, equipment, etc.
Whereas an indoor infrared heater converts most of the infrared heat within the unit and is then conveyed by convection into the room space.
NOTE: For INDOOR Infrared Heaters go HERE!
Electric Infrared Heaters are an excellent choice for outdoor applications:
- There’s no toxic residuals or harmful fluorocarbon emissions like you get with LPG
- They use about One Tenth the energy as LP gas which means they are very economical
- No moving parts so they are very long lasting
- The zone of heat is unaffected by the wind
- An electric outdoor Infrared Heater produces heat almost instantly
- Heat is produced by harmless Red Infrared rays and NOT UV Rays
- Infrared heat is the overwhelming choice for the food service industry for heating their patios so that should tell us something
1500 Watts is the highest wattage with an output of about 5200 Btu’s is about all you can squeeze out of a 110/120 Volt (standard household) circuit. The 2000 Watt and higher units will require 240 Volts which means you may have to hire an electrician to run 240 Volt service to your patio which is relatively simple and inexpensive.
Unlike INDOOR Portable Infrared Heaters, Outdoor Infrared heaters DO NOT have fans or any other moving parts to wear out.
See How Outdoor Infrared Heaters Work
Evaluate Customer Reviews
Normally, “Customer Reviews” accurately reflect overall customer satisfaction with a particular product. However, that rule of thumb tends to not hold true when it comes to Outdoor Infrared Heaters. The main reasons are not choosing a high enough Wattage unit for a particular area and installation.
When it comes to outdoor infrared heaters, the rays must be directed at your person or you probably won’t immediately feel the heat, if at all.
Before you purchase a unit take a few minutes to read the customer reviews to see if there is a quality issue, size issue, or installation issue.
Outdoor Infrared Heater RECOMMENDATIONS!
The Best Outdoor Infrared Heaters listed BELOW will work well to heat your outdoor patio, porch, garage, or deck area.