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If you want to enjoy your outdoor space in cooler weather a portable Propane patio heaters or outdoor Electric patio heaters will make your space a desirable place for your guest to gather.

There are three major types of patio heaters.

Tall stand up patio heater

Stand up 20 lb propane heater.  These heaters get there energy from a refillable 20 lb propane tank, just like the ones used on BBQ grills. They are very tall and have a shield  to project the heat downward.

Your patio heater can be purchased in many decors. Copper, bronze, stainless steel and powder coated in many colors can be ordered. Most will come with small wheels to make moving them easier.

Safety features are a auto shutoff in case your heater is knocked over.  The base will be weighted to make the heater more stable.

The heater is powered by a 20 lb propane tank that will last about 10 hours. An electronic ignitor will power the 47,000 BTU heater. The heat will be felt about 9 feet away.

Electric table top heater

Electric table top heater.  These heaters will connect to a grounded 110 volt outlet with a power cord that is about 7-8 foot in length.  They will have to sit on a table or something to let the heat project, as they have a reflector to guide the heating down. This type of heater can be moved very easily.  The advantage of this type of heater is that it can be used to heat an indoor space also.

Most have the decor of a table lamp and can be purchased in many styles.  You can choose from a copper, stainless steel or fiberglass resin.  This will allow you to choose one that will match your outdoor decor.

Your table top heater will be powered by a 1200 watt halogen bulb approximately 4095 BTU's.  It also has a automation shutoff if the lamp is knocked over.  Most will be bottom heavy to keep them stable.   All of the hardware is weather resistant to let your heater have a long life.

Propane table top heater

Propane table top heater is powered by a 1 lb small propane tank that will last about 3 hours.  These tanks are not reusable and will just need to be replaced when empty.

These table top heaters will put out at max 10,000 BTU's.  They will have a electronic ignitor to light your flame.  A shut off valve will turn off the heater when finished.  If your heater gets accidentally pushed over, there is a shutoff in the valve to make sure it does not keep burning.

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Conclusion

If you do not have the space or area to use a fire pit, a electric or propane patio heater will make your outside space every cozy on the mild winter days.  When you want to heat your space you can choose from a table top or floor mount model that will fit your decor.