If you’re in the market for an infrared patio heater, Consumer Reports has you covered. In our latest ratings, we found the best-infrared patio heaters on the market, based on our extensive testing.
We tested a variety of infrared patio heaters, including both freestanding and wall-mounted models. We evaluated each model on a number of factors, including heating performance, energy efficiency, and safety.
Based on our findings, the best infrared patio heater is the Heatstrip Max (model number HSX-MAX-1500-W). This model did an excellent job of heating our test area, and it was one of the most energy-efficient models we tested.
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Fire Sense (model number 60485) is a good choice. This model wasn’t quite as effective as the Heatstrip Max, but it’s still a good option if you want to save money.
No matter which model you choose, an infrared patio heater is a great way to extend your outdoor living space and enjoy your patio or deck even when the temperature starts to drop.
If you’re looking for a patio heater that will keep you warm all night long, the Infrared Patio Heater by Consumer Reports is the perfect choice. This patio heater uses infrared technology to heat up your patio quickly and efficiently, and it comes with a remote control so you can adjust the temperature from anywhere in the room. The Infrared Patio Heater also features a timer so you can set it to turn off after a certain amount of time, and it has an automatic shut-off feature that will turn the heater off if it gets too hot.
Infrared Patio Heater Comparison Table
Top Infrared Patio Heater Ratings By Consumer Reports March 2023
Below is the list of best Infrared Patio Heater with a detailed guide that you can consider in your purchase:
Dr Infrared Heater DR-238 Carbon Infrared Outdoor Heater for Restaurant, Patio, Backyard, Garage, and Decks, Standard, Black
$84.70 in stock
2 used from $65.93
- INDOOR and OUTDOOR HEATER - Heater is IP55 approved for both indoor and outdoor use - perfect for home, backyard, garages, open-air restaurant, outdoor patio or deck. Create a comfortable environment for both your indoor activities and outdoor recreation.
- CLEAN and INSTANT HEAT - Clean, instant and odorless Infrared heat with 3 power settings, 900W, 1200W, 1500W. 120V, 60Hz.
- PLUG and GO - uses standard 120V, remote controlled
- WALL and CEILING MOUNTED - Included wall and Ceiling mounting bracket
- EFFICIENT - High level Mirror aluminum reflector with 90% reflectivity, and special design to fit the carbon lamp to bring strong heating efficiency. Made with durable and weather proof aluminum, ETL Listed.
Heat Storm HS-1500-TT Infrared, 7 ft Cord, Tripod + Heater
$94.40 in stock
5 used from $86.76
- NOTE: Will not mount on ceiling or turn on unless black box is mounted vertical. Tip-over safety switch will only allow to turn on when mounted to Heat Storm Accessory or the wall. (no ceiling mounted operation)
- INSTANT HEAT - Infrared heat is silent and comfortable. It warms objects instead of just the air. 5200 BTU Output
- PLUG & PLAY - 110 V plug in cord for use anywhere there is a normal outlet
- IPX4 WEATHERPROOF - Protected against rain and dust
- EASY SET UP - Have your infrared space heater up and running within 5 minutes of delivery
Outdoor Electric Patio Heater, Haimmy 42in Infrared Heater with Remote, 9 Heat Levels, 9H Timers, 1500W Instant Heating, Safety Lock, Tip-Over & Overheat Protection, IPX5 Waterproof Tower Space Heater
- 【Wider Heating & Advanced Heating Tec】Our infrared heater indoor outdoor is 42 inches high, and its heating tube is about two-thirds of its high, which can warm you and your family up from the feet to the whole body. This 1500-watt outdoor heater for patio features high-efficiency carbon fiber heating wire and offers instant & focused sunshine-like heat, directly transfers heat to the body so you can feel comfortably warm instantly, no need to wait in the cold for a long time.
- 【9 Optional Heat Levels】This electric indoor outdoor heater for patio is available in 9 heat modes, from 620W to 1500W, perfectly customized to meet your desired temperature that makes you feel nice and warm in the cold environment. The outdoor patio heater electric boasts a compact, space-saving design, making it ideal for outdoor or indoor use.
- 【1-9 Hours Timer】The timer function of Haimmy outdoor electric heater allows you to set a duration you need from 1-9 hours before going to sleep to prevent potential safety hazards and save energy. In winter, infrared patio heaters will be good company in a quiet way. The infrared space heater works silently since they don't use a fan - they just heat light! They're great for noise-sensitive environments to accompany you to sweet sleep and better work. Set the timer on the remote or press & hold the knob for 2s to enter/exit the timer setting.
- 【Multiple Safety Protections】With the automatic shutoff sensor, when tilting off the ground or being knocked over by pets, the screened porch heater shuts down automatically so you don't have to worry about it accidentally tipping over by the strong wind or accidental collision. When it is overheated, the electric patio heater for outdoor use stops heating automatically, providing the best protection.
- 【Safety Lock】Efficiently prevent children or pets from operating the heater by mistake. The safety lock of this infrared indoor heater has a memory function, if you set the lock while the heater is running, after you lift or move the tower heater, it will turn off and remain locked if you turn it on. (Use the remote or press & hold the knob for 5s to activate or deactivate)
Bromic Heating Portable Radiant Infrared Patio Heater, 38500 BTU
- Contemporary stylish efficient directional patio heater
- Infrared burners direct the heat where you want it
- Easily moveable design
- Electronic ignition for easy start
- Heats people up to 15 feet in front of heater
Fire Sense Telescoping Offset Pole Mounted Infrared Patio Heater With Wheels 1500 Watt Indoor Outdoor Powder Coated Steel - Stainless Steel
$146.30 in stock
- FIRE SENSE ELECTRIC PATIO HEATER: Our patented heavy duty Stainless Steel Offset Infrared Patio Heater introduces a new revolution in outdoor heating.
- Operating at 90% heating efficiency. This infrared patio heater runs on regular household electric current and is substantially less expensive to operate than propane patio heaters.
- This adaptable unit can be used indoors and outdoors and has wheels for easy mobility.
- 1500 watts | Protective aluminum heat shield | On/off toggle switch | 90% energy conversion.
- 9-foot blanket of heat not affected by wind | 6-foot non-retractable electrical cord | Stainless steel post assembly | Tip over protection system | Wheels for easy mobility | Cover included.
Briza Infrared Patio Heater - Electric Patio Heater - Outdoor Heater - Indoor/Outdoor Heater - Wall Heater - Garage Heater - Portable Heater - 1500W - use with Stand - Mount to Ceiling/Wall
- DUAL USE - Comes with hardware for mounting on walls or ceilings. Also comes with an adjustable tripod stand.
- CONTROL WITH EASE – With the remote, power your heater on and off, adjust the timer and heat levels from anywhere on your patio or in the room.
- SAFETY FEATURES -The Briza has a built-in sensor that will automatically shut off the unit if tipped over, significantly reducing the possibility of a fire hazard.
- CARBON INFRARED TECHNOLOGY - Produces heat that is similar to the heat produced by the sun. The infrared rays emitted are quickly absorbed by the surfaces around the heater, increasing the temperature of their surroundings, warming your space with clean radiant heat.
- 4 SEASON PROTECTION - With an IP 55 rating the Briza can withstand any elements; whether its rain, snow, sand, or dust, your heater will stand up to the harshest outdoor conditions for years to come. It is also great for indoor uses when you want to stay warm in the garage, shed or your home.
Outdoor heaters for patio, Infrared electric heater with Tripod & Remote control, 1500W -Space Heater with Tip-over Over-heat Protection, IPX5, Wall-mounted For Garage Backyard
- 【Fast Heating & Quiet Working】 Advanced gold tube infrared technology can quickly tube in a few seconds.The heater produces instant and comfortable heat like the sun. In comparison to the traditional heaters, it saves 30%-40% of electricity, and also, it works much more quiet, the gentle sound won't annoy you at all. They're great for noise-sensitive environments such as library and bedrooms.
- 【Easy Operation & 2 Heat Setting】The heater has a swich on the right side, you could operate it manually. Simply press the button and adjust the heat mode. It also comes with a remote control so you can control the power, heat level from anywhere in the room or outdoor space.This heater has 2 heat level setting: I-750W, II-1500W. You could set the ideal level as you wish.
- 【Tip-over & Over-heat Protection】If the heater knocked down or blown over,with the help of tip-over protection, the heater will turn off itself automatically. This infared heater is also set up with overheat protection function. When overheated, the power will be automatically cut off, providing you with the best protection.This will greatly reduce fire hazards.
- 【Weatherproof & Multiple Installation Options】The heater is a IP55 weatherproof unit, it can be used in rainy or snow days.You could not only set up it for indoor use, but also can put it ourtdoors.This heater comes with an triopd stand and all accessory parts for wall/ceiling mounting.This heater can be mounted horizontally and the angle can be adjusted 45-80 degree(up and down) for you to set an ideal warm range.
- 【Worried-Free Purchase & Customer Care】Our infrared patio heater has a perfect quality guarantee and superb after-sales service. For future use,please keep the user manual, and if you have any problems, please contact us freely. We'll reply you in 12 hours to offer help or arrange replacement for refund for you properly.
Infrared Outdoor Electric Space Heater - 1500W Fast Heating Outdoor Wall Heater Odorless Waterproof Electric Patio Heater w/ High Rated Aluminum Reflector - Remote Control - SereneLife SLOHT28
$96.43 in stock
1 used from $64.84
- ADVANCED HEATING TECHNOLOGY: This ETL-certified 1500 watt gazebo heater features high-efficiency carbon fibre heating elements and offers instant sun-like infrared heating so you can feel the warmth in just seconds. Has low and high power settings
- TIP-OVER PROTECTION: The porch heaters outdoor electric is equipped with 360-degree tip-over safety switch to ensure the safety of your family so you don't have to worry about it accidentally tipping over by the strong wind, your child, or your pet
- ENERGY EFFICIENT: SereneLife outdoor heaters for patio waterproof heats up instantly and directly transfers heat to the body making it highly energy-efficient and it is also odorless and doesn't need gas or propane making it environment friendly
- WATERPROOF DESIGN: This IP24 approved heater backyard features dust and waterproof design w/ aluminum alloy frame, stainless steel base cover making it the perfect heating solution for gazebo, patio, outdoor café/restaurant, garage, balcony, & BBQ
- MODERN OUTLOOK INFRARED PATIO HEATER- Outdoor Heater for patio w/ stylish design includes an extra roof applicable for ETL standard. It's perfect for outdoor use w/ overheat protection & quiet Op. It has high-efficiency carbon fiber heating elements
Outdoor Patio Heater, Luwior 360° Pyramid Electric Infrared Patio Heater with 1500W Instant Heating, Portable Space Heater with IPX5 Waterproof, Tip-Over / Overheat Protection for Indoor/Outdoor Use
- 360° Omnidirectional Heating: Utilizing a unique pyramid design, Luwior patio heater emits heat in all directions, everyone on the patio gets to stay warm. With a handle and lightweight design, our heater can be easily moved around, giving you heat wherever you need it. Luwior creates a warm and cozy space for you, our pyramid heater is perfect for parties with friends.
- Even & Instant Infrared Heating: Utilizing advanced carbon fiber infrared heating tech, Luwior patio heater provides instant heat in just 3 seconds, no more waiting in the cold air. Compared to a traditional fan blow heater, our infrared heater is hardly affected by the wind, providing instant and steady heat. Thanks to the higher efficiency and precise heating, it can save about 40% to 60% of the electricity cost.
- Protection for Maximum Safety: Luwior patio heater was developed by a team of professional engineers and has undergone rigorous laboratory tests. To avoid strong wind or accidental collision, our heater has a built-in sensor that will automatically shut off once is tilted or tipped. Also, with overheat protection, our outdoor heater will be turned off when it reaches 212℉, so you can enjoy warmth in ultimate safety.
- Ultra-Quiet Operation: No disturbance. Due to the infrared heating technology, our heater will not make any noise when it is working, creating no disturbance to your gathering or sleep, making sure you're not disturbed during your restful sleep. Enjoy your warm and quiet nights on a cold winter day!
- IPX5 Waterproof for Outdoor Use: Luwior patio heater has been rigorously tested for water resistance over 1,000 times. The premium aluminum material and IPX5 water resistance protect our heater in all weather conditions, giving you warmth even on rainy and snowy days. And we provide satisfaction-guaranteed service 24/7. Any questions, please feel free to contact us.
39" 5000 Watt Infratech Dual Heater
- This fixture is ideal for use in settings that require higher mounting height requirements, or when more intense directional heat is desired
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor installations, and offer a pleasing, streamlined look due to lower clearance requirements
- This patio heater incorporates a specially designed electric quartz heating element that produces safe infrared radiant energy
- Adjustable swivel mounts allow for ceiling or wall installation
- Suitable for indoors or outdoors