While this heater from Dr. Heater indoors, but it’s an especially great choice for patios, decks, or even the garage. Available as a wall-mounted or freestanding design, the heater comes in 1,500 and 3,000-watt options. Although not the most aesthetically pleasing, the DR-238 gives you three heat settings (900W, 1200W, and 1500W), plus a timer and remote control to control the temperature from afar.
We named this option our top pick for outdoor use because of the water-resistant aluminum exterior, which protects the internal heating component. It’s also designed to maximize the reach of the infrared heating rays with its highly reflective, reflective aluminum interior. What’s more, the product is ETL-listed for safety, so you won’t have to worry about hanging it outdoors once the temperature drops.
What users say:
Despite accumulating over 3,500 ratings on Amazon, this heater still has an impressive score of 4.3 out of 5 stars. In fact, some testers relaxed outdoors at the end of winter thanks to the design, but other shoppers found one major drawback: the 6-foot cord. It is not long enough to reach every plug, and the device should not be used with an extension cord, so it may not fit every space.