The coronavirus pandemic is changing the appeal of outdoor patio heating in less-temperate regions, as well. That has led to a surge in demand—we’ve heard more requests on this topic than ever before, and we’ve also seen models arriving (and selling out) at retail sooner than in years past.
We began this research in summer 2020, and we plan to test our finalists as the weather cools this fall. But outdoor heaters are scarce this season, we thought it would be helpful to list the models we’re testing for any readers looking to make an immediate purchase. We’ll update this guide with full test results as soon as possible.