Spring 2020 is just days away, so it won’t be long before we start spending more time outdoors, on porches, patios and decks. But Spring nights can still be a bit cool, so what to do about heat? We’ve rounded up some of the best patio fireplaces & heaters for 2020.
Dimplex DIR Infrared indoor-outdoor heater
Infrared heaters warm up the objects and people within their range, so the heat doesn’t just blow away on the wind. And you feel the heat immediately. The Dimplex DIR series of infrared heaters makes our list of Best Patio Fireplaces & Heaters for 2020 because of its clean, contemporary good looks. With a sleek covering of Schott Nextrema ceramic tinted glass, this heater stands out from the competition. It comes in 4 models, with heat outputs ranging from 1500 watts on 120 volts to 3000 watts on 240 volts. It may also be used indoors and looks good enough to do so. The DIR models have 3 heat settings, programmable timer and remote control, 1, 2 or 3-hour delay timer, and 8-hour auto shutoff for safety. They heat up in 6 seconds or less.
Dimplex DSH infrared outdoor heater
The newest addition to the Dimplex heater family is the DSH series. It makes our list of Best Patio Fireplaces & Heaters for 2020 because of its ‘all in one’ versatility. It comes in a single 240 volt unit with 3 heat settings – Low (1000 watts), Medium (1500 watts), High (2000 watts). It may be mounted on the wall or on a floor stand, in singles or pairs, and multiple heaters may be operated with a single remote. Its stainless steel finish blends with today’s most desired décor. The DSH series has a 1, 2 or 3 hour delay timer and 8-hour safety shut-off. They heat up in 3 seconds or less.
Faber Buzz portable propane fireplace
Faber is part of the Glen Dimplex family of companies, and is their gas division. They are known for incredible quality components. The Buzz propane fireplace makes our list of Best Patio Fireplaces & Heaters for 2020 due to its portability. Wheels in the base allow it to be repositioned as required. It comes in original black, and new stainless steel finishes. The metal grillwork around the viewing glass acts as a protective screen. Heat output is 31,500 BTUs. Viewing dimensions are 20” x 19” x 19” and the entire unit is perfect for compact outdoor spaces.
Amantii Tru-View-XL series
The Amantii Tru-View-XL series continues to grow, with new slim and extra-tall options. They make our list of Best Patio Fireplaces & Heaters for 2020 due to their 3-sided design. Multi-sided fireplaces are becoming very popular, and the fact that Amantii rates theirs for indoor and outdoor use means that homeowners and designers can bring their indoor designs outdoors. We are particularly excited by the two most opposite sizes: the 2939-Tru-View-XL, for its uprights styling; and the 88-TRV-XT-XL for its ‘WOW’ factor. All Tru-View models have wrap-around glass that can be exposed on one or both ends. The 2939 fits tighter spaces but still has an impressive viewing area. The 88-TRV is not only over 7-feet long, it also has an extra tall viewing area. This means you can load it with real logs, like birch from your cottage, and it’s perfect for larger outdoor spaces where guests could be sitting further away. Like all electric fireplaces, the Amantii Tru-View series may be operated flames only (for hot Summer nights), or with flames and heater (for cool Spring and Fall evenings).
Stylish Fireplaces & Interiors specializes in electric fireplaces and custom designs. Their Toronto-area showroom features over 50 electric fireplaces, as well as all of the add-ons and finishing materials needed to finish a project. They are NFI-certified Hearth Design Specialists, and can consult on any fireplace project. They also carry a select group of outdoor heating products.