5 Top Rated Heaters For Inside & Around Your Gazebo or Patio Space… Reviewed For 2021

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is or what country you live in, there’s a good chance that you’ll need a gazebo heater at the ready as the autumn and the winter months approach…

With lots of brands and the different ways in which heaters are powered, it can be confusing when deciding which type to buy. See our 5 preferred heaters to help keep you warm outdoors.

Some of these heaters will be suitable for inside your gazebo and others will be better placed on your patio whilst you sit away from your outdoor canopy.

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Top Pick
Set of 2 Heatlab 2kW Outdoor Freestanding Electric Quartz Bulb Garden Patio Heaters - 3 Power Settings (Set of 2 Grey FreeStanding Heaters)
Hanging
Outsunny 2kw Outdoor Hanging Ceiling Mounted Aluminium Halogen Electric Heater LED Garden Patio Warmer w/Remote Control
Stylish
Garden Glow 15000W Circle Flame Gas Garden Patio Heater with Variable Power Control for Outdoor Use (Circle Gas Patio Heater, Bronze)
Budget
La Hacienda Ochiba Oxidised Steel Firepit with Stand, Natural Rusted, 58265
Effective
Harbour Housewares Cast Iron Fire Pit | Outdoor Garden Patio Heater Camping Bowl for Wood, Charcoal - 75cm Diameter
Brand
Firefly
Outsunny
Garden Glow
La Hacienda
Harbour Housewares
Size
174.5cm - 210cm (H)
43.2L x 43.2W x 27.5H cm
54.0(D) x 211(H)cm
44(W) x 44(L) x 63(H) cm
75(W) x 87(H) cm
Power
Corded Electric
Corded Electric
Propane or Butane Gas only
Fuel
Wood
Type
Standing
Hanging
Standing
Firepit
Firepit
Heat Settings
650W, 1350W, 2000W
1000W, 2000W
Adjustable Dial
None
Manual
Top Pick
Set of 2 Heatlab 2kW Outdoor Freestanding Electric Quartz Bulb Garden Patio Heaters - 3 Power Settings (Set of 2 Grey FreeStanding Heaters)
Brand
Firefly
Size
174.5cm - 210cm (H)
Power
Corded Electric
Type
Standing
Heat Settings
650W, 1350W, 2000W
Hanging
Outsunny 2kw Outdoor Hanging Ceiling Mounted Aluminium Halogen Electric Heater LED Garden Patio Warmer w/Remote Control
Brand
Outsunny
Size
43.2L x 43.2W x 27.5H cm
Power
Corded Electric
Type
Hanging
Heat Settings
1000W, 2000W
Stylish
Garden Glow 15000W Circle Flame Gas Garden Patio Heater with Variable Power Control for Outdoor Use (Circle Gas Patio Heater, Bronze)
Brand
Garden Glow
Size
54.0(D) x 211(H)cm
Power
Propane or Butane Gas only
Type
Standing
Heat Settings
Adjustable Dial
Budget
La Hacienda Ochiba Oxidised Steel Firepit with Stand, Natural Rusted, 58265
Brand
La Hacienda
Size
44(W) x 44(L) x 63(H) cm
Power
Fuel
Type
Firepit
Heat Settings
None
Effective
Harbour Housewares Cast Iron Fire Pit | Outdoor Garden Patio Heater Camping Bowl for Wood, Charcoal - 75cm Diameter
Brand
Harbour Housewares
Size
75(W) x 87(H) cm
Power
Wood
Type
Firepit
Heat Settings
Manual

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Firefly Electric Energy Efficient Patio Heater Review (set of 2)

This set of 2 firefly electric patio heaters are great for chilly evenings.  There are 3 heat settings to help control the temperature and reduce the energy costs when it’s not needed as much.

Surprisingly, for a pair of electric heaters, they aren’t too expensive to run and can last for years due to the excellent quality.  They also provide a decent source of light too for your patio space.

Firefly Freestanding Electric heaters that can keep you and your friends warm outdoors

 

IPX4 approved means they’re suitable for indoor or outdoor use, so when summer ends you can use them in other ways.  Maybe to heat your garage, a spacious pergola or conservatory.

You can adjust the height depending on your preference and ranges from 5ft 8¾in – 6ft 10¾in high.  The heating lamp can be angled, as it pivots on a 45-degree angle for better positioning.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Low energy cost
  • 3 output settings
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Great value
  • Can also be used indoors
  • Adjustable height

CONS:
  • Takes a few minutes to warm up

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Outsunny Outdoor Halogen Hanging Gazebo Heater Review

Outsunny offer up this elegant ceiling heater and boy does it kick out some heat too.  With 2 heat settings, you can easily keep the temperature under reasonable control and to your liking.

It’s a bit of hassle to install a hanging heater but that’s expected with the style.  It has chains attached that allow for the easy setup.

Outsunny hanging heater (electric)

There are hooks included to help you adjust the height once you have it installed and there is a light built into this outdoor heater too, but to be honest, it isn’t that bright.

With a splash-proof rating of IP24, you’ll have peace of mind when it’s under your canopy as it’s fine against any splashing or light spraying by accidental exposure to moisture.

However, do not leave it exposed to rain or large amounts of water as it’s not waterproof.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • 2 heat settings
  • Easy to adjust
  • Takes up no floor space
  • Can also be used indoors
  • Adjustable height
  • Protective Mesh

CONS:
  • Built in light is quite dim

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Garden Glow Outdoor Gas Heater Review with Flame Showing

This Garden Glow gas flame heater will be a real focal point when it starts to get dark but most importantly, when it gets a little cold it really kicks into action.

All guests will be in awe of the beautiful flames that this produces, it gives a really relaxing and warm feel to the environment.  It really encapsulates your guests into the evening.
Garden glow gas flame heater

The variable temperature controls mean it has the potential to kick out a huge 15,000 watts. I doubt you’ll ever need to crank it up that high unless you’re looking to heat a large area.

It runs on either butane or propane gas which is obtainable from stores such as Homebase or B&Q.  You will need to head over to the customer service desk as you cannot buy it off the shelf.

As it’s gas-fuelled, there are no annoying wires lying around anywhere.  Another advantage is the versatility, you can move it around easily due to the two wheels it has at the back.

With gentle force, you can tilt it onto the wheels and easily transport it to your desired location.  Once you’ve finished with the heater, you can purchase a cover to store it away for winter.

Obviously, you must remember to let it cool before you start covering it with anything!

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Variable heat
  • Mesmerising flames
  • Huge heat output
  • Available in square design
  • No trailing wires
  • Quick to heat

CONS:
  • Quite pricey
  • Requires building

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La Hacienda Ochiba Patio Fire Pit & Log Burner Review

If you’re loking for a firepit with an authentic design then this is what you’re looking for.  The design took inspiration from the middle east and it’s perfect for summer evenings.

It’s naturally rusted and is a great focal point for any garden and evenings and once you get the logs burning, this can really kick out some heat to help keep all your guests warm.

Log burner to keep you warm outdoors

 

It features a large space for you to stack your logs under the fire bowl. It shows how much effort they actually put into the design.

We recommend the Lekto briquettes, as they’re slow burning and last around 8 hours per brick.  On top of that, they are brick-shaped so they are perfect for stacking in the heating area.

If you’re after a more traditional log to burn then we’d recommend this hardwood firewood.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • Rustic design
  • Space for storage
  • Good heat output
  • Great centre piece
  • No wires
  • Laser cut flame pattern

CONS:
  • Takes a while to heat
  • Quite heavy

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Harbour Houseware Cast Iron Fire Pit Camping Bowl Review

This Harbour Houseware cast iron burner sits well with many garden styles.  The design is a classic bowl shape which makes it easy to add more wood to your fire.

It’s engineered in a way that improves the heat radiation and allows sufficient air in so your fuel burns longer and brighter.  It also stands comfortably away from the ground too.

Cast Iron fire pit

Assembling the fire pit was pretty smooth and required minimal effort. In the box, you’re provided with the Allen key needed to tighten everything.

The stand ensures that the firepit is stable on the ground and even with uneven surfaces it can cope due to the tripod design.  It’s recommended to try to find an even surface though.

One good thing about the weight is that it weighs approximately 15kg, which is ideal as it makes it very stable when in use, however, when it comes to moving it can be a little tricky.

The weight adds to the stability and prevents it from being accidentally knocked over which is a hugely important safety feature.

The side handles cool much faster than the bowl which means you can move it before the base has cooled but be careful and keep it away from your skin or clothing.

Pros and cons

PROS:
  • 3 different sizes
  • Simple, traditional design
  • Side handles
  • Suits any garden
  • Gather people around easily
  • Great focal point

CONS:
  • Quite heavy to lift
  • Rusts a little

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My name is Shaun Bird and I've been writing about and reviewing outdoor products (mainly tents and gazebos) for over 4 years now. If you're looking for advice before you buy then read my posts or contact me via the about us page.