Warming Up: The Best Way To Heat An Outdoor Patio

Portable Outdoor Heater on Patio

With its stylish modular design, the Bromic Tungsten Smart-Heat™ Portable heater not only ensures efficient warmth but also adds a touch of sophistication to any outdoor space.

Heating your outdoor patio allows you to extend the usability of your outdoor space well into the cooler months. But what’s the best way to heat an outdoor patio? Enhancing your outdoor living space with patio heating can be a game-changer, allowing year-round comfort of your space. The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, as every patio is unique with different heating requirements. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you decide on the right outdoor heating solution for your patio.

When adding heating to your outdoor area, safety, performance, and design integration should be top priorities. To find the perfect match for your needs without sacrificing aesthetics, take advantage of our complimentary design service to help reduce the guesswork and save time. Our Bromic Heating professionals are available to guide you, ensuring your outdoor heating is both effective and harmonious with your design vision and here are some ideas to help get you started.

How to Pick the Right Heater for Your Outdoor Patio

Portable Outside Heaters - Bromic Heating Eclipse Portable
The Eclipse Smart-Heat Portable heater allows complete control overheat and lighting.

When choosing a heater for your outdoor patio, it’s important to consider the dynamics of your space. Factors such as the size of your patio, whether it’s covered or uncovered, and your design aesthetic can all play a role in determining the best heating solution for your needs.

Consider the Space

The size and layout of your patio will impact the type and number of heaters you’ll need. Understanding clearances, restrictions and resources to install and integrate your heaters will be important for the benefit of your safety and others.

For instance, patios with multiple seating areas or dining spaces, a combination of heater types may be best.

  • Large patios: Consider using multiple heaters placed to ensure even heating.
  • Small patios: You may only need one or two heaters, so choose a heater that provides sufficient warmth without overwhelming the space. Wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted heaters can maximize floor space on smaller patios.
  • Covered patios: These patios may require heaters with proper ventilation to prevent overheating, along with weatherproof materials to withstand the elements. Covered patios may benefit from heaters that can be easily adjusted for changes in weather.

Explore Different Heater Types

There are several types of outdoor heaters to choose from, including wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted, and portable/freestanding heaters. Wall-mounted heaters are great for smaller spaces, while ceiling-mounted heaters can provide more even heating for larger areas. Portable heaters offer flexibility, allowing you to move them around as needed.

Outdoor Gas Patio Heater - Bromic Platinum Gas Wall Mounted
The Platinum Smart-Heat Gas heater provides efficient and even heat distribution.

Determine How Many Patio Heaters You Need

The number of patio heaters you’ll need depends on the size of your patio and the heating requirements of your space. As a general guideline, you may need one heater for every 100 square feet of patio space. For more specific guidance, consider contacting Bromic Heating for a complimentary design consultation.

Decide on a Fuel Type

Outdoor patio heaters are available in electric, natural gas, and propane options. Each fuel type has its own advantages and considerations, such as efficiency and cost. Electric heaters are easy to install and operate, while natural gas heaters are more cost-effective in the long run. Propane heaters offer portability and convenience.

Consider Your Design Aesthetic

Bromic offers a range of outdoor heating options to suit different design aesthetics. These stylish and functional heaters include:

  • Tungsten: Combining durable stainless-steel construction with strong, directional radiant heating built with a timeless industrial design style.
  • Platinum: The perfect balance of performance, reliability, & beauty. The award-winning Platinum Smart-Heat Collection is specifically suited to effortlessly integrate into design-focused spaces.
  • Platinum Marine: The Platinum Electric Marine heater series ensures exceptional durability in coastal and marine environments.
  • Eclipse: Balances ambience and functionality. The Eclipse Collection’s contemporary design delivers a strikingly practical showpiece within luxurious outdoor spaces.

Decide if You Need Integrated Lighting

For added ambiance, consider patio heaters with integrated lighting. Bromic’s Eclipse Collection offers heaters with integrated LED lighting, providing both warmth and illumination for your outdoor space.

Elevate Your Outdoor Experience

Restaurant Patio Outdoor Radiant Heater - Tungsten Portable
The Bromic Tungsten Smart-Heat™ Portable heater works in a variety of patios and spaces.

Heating your outdoor patio can transform it into a comfortable retreat, allowing you to make the most of your outdoor space year-round. By carefully considering your patio’s size, layout, and design, as well as the heater type that suits your needs, you can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere for relaxing or entertaining. With Bromic’s stylish and efficient outdoor heaters, you can elevate your outdoor experience.

The FAQ section below provides valuable insights into Bromic’s outdoor patio heaters, addressing common questions and concerns you may have. Whether you’re curious about the efficiency of radiant heating or the safety of leaving patio heaters on all night, the FAQ section offers detailed answers to help you make informed decisions about your outdoor heating needs. Explore the FAQ section to discover more about Bromic’s high-quality heaters and how they can enhance your outdoor space.


What is radiant heating?

Radiant heating uses infrared technology to heat objects directly, rather than heating the air. This results in more efficient and effective heating.

How does radiant heating compare to convectional heating?

Radiant heating is more efficient than convectional heating, as it heats objects directly, resulting in less heat loss.

Are Bromic Heaters weatherproof?

Yes, Bromic heaters are designed to be weatherproof, allowing them to withstand the elements and provide reliable heating year-round.

Do patio heaters really work?

Yes, patio heaters are effective at providing warmth in outdoor spaces, allowing you to enjoy your patio even in cooler weather.

Are patio heaters safe to leave on all night?

It’s generally not recommended to leave patio heaters on unattended for extended periods, especially overnight. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for safe use.