10 patio heaters for your home you can still buy online in time for Canadian winter

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Turn your patio or garage into a safe space for socially distanced visits this winter.
Turn your patio or garage into a safe space for socially distanced visits this winter.

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As the temperatures continue to drop, many of us are lamenting the end of patio season and the ability to gather with friends from a distance outdoors. However, others are taking a page from the restaurant world and opting to buy their own patio and space heaters so that they can comfortably gather with loved ones in their backyard or garage (at a safe distance, of course).

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If you’re looking to create your own cozy space to host a socially-distanced visit, there are a few things you should remember to keep both you and your guests safe.

Propane heaters are for outdoor use only

Propane heaters are incredibly popular right now, but can also be incredibly dangerous if not used correctly. Never bring a propane patio heater into your garage, since they’re highly flammable and emit carbon monoxide, nitric oxide. and nitrogen dioxide - which can be fatal.

If you’re looking to create a hang-out space in your garage, opt for a space heater designed specifically for a garage. It’s safer!

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Do not leave your propane patio heater outside in bad weather

Storing your patio heater is key to staying safe. You should not leave your propane patio heater outside in the rain or snow. Follow the safety and storage instructions on your specific model of heater - and be sure to keep all propane heaters at least four feet away from anything potentially combustable.

Below, we’ve gathered some patio and space heaters to help you stay connected to the ones you love from a safe (and cozy) distance.

Hampton Bay 36-inch Outdoor Table Top Patio Heater

Hampton Bay Tabletop heater.
Hampton Bay Tabletop heater.

This 10,000 BTU tabletop heater has a heating radius of 3ft - allowing you to easily extend your patio season.

SHOP IT: Home Depot, $129

Outland Firebowl 893 Deluxe Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Fire Pit

Outland Firebowl 893 Deluxe Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Fire Pit .
Outland Firebowl 893 Deluxe Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Fire Pit .

This portable fire pit has an output of 58,000 BTUs - and can be set up quickly and easily for guests.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $200

Uniwatt Portable Heater - 16,382 BTU - 240 V

Uniwatt Portable Heater.
Uniwatt Portable Heater.

This compact heater is perfect for the heating the garage - and comes with a two year warranty.

SHOP IT: Rona, $119

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Carbon Infrared Heater, 800W Electric Patio Heater Indoor/Outdoor Standing Heater

Carbon Infrared Heater, 800W Electric Patio Heater Indoor/Outdoor Standing Heater .
Carbon Infrared Heater, 800W Electric Patio Heater Indoor/Outdoor Standing Heater .

This infrared heater is perfect for small spaces - including your garage or even your home.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $165

Dyna-Glo Pro 240 Volt 4800 Watt Electric Garage Heater

Dyna-Glo Pro 240 Volt 4800 Watt Electric Garage Heater.
Dyna-Glo Pro 240 Volt 4800 Watt Electric Garage Heater.

This garage-safe heater provides 16,380 BTUs - enough to heat up to 400 sq. ft.

SHOP IT: Home Depot, $99

Dr. Infrared Heater 1500W Carbon Infrared Heater

Dr. Infrared Heater 1500W Carbon Infrared Heater.
Dr. Infrared Heater 1500W Carbon Infrared Heater.

These wall mounted heaters are a great alternative to propane - and can be used inside the garage safely.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $282

Ener-G+ Indoor/Outdoor Freestanding Electric Patio Heater

Ener-G+ Indoor/Outdoor Freestanding Electric Patio Heater.
Ener-G+ Indoor/Outdoor Freestanding Electric Patio Heater.

This indoor/outdoor heater doesn’t require any propane and therefore doesn’t release any carbon monoxide.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $187

Patio Heater Tall Hammered Finish Garden Outdoor Heater

Patio Heater Tall Hammered Finish Garden Outdoor Heater Propane Standing.
Patio Heater Tall Hammered Finish Garden Outdoor Heater Propane Standing.

This outdoor propane heater has an impressive output of 41000BTU, enough to keep you and your family comfortable outdoors on a chilly night.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $365

Simple Deluxe Standing Heater Patio Outdoor Heater

Simple Deluxe Standing Heater Patio Outdoor Heater.
Simple Deluxe Standing Heater Patio Outdoor Heater.

You can have heat within three seconds thanks to this easy to assemble and easy to use space heater with overheat protection.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $230

AZ Patio Heaters 42,000 BTU Quartz Glass Tube

AZ Patio Heaters HLDS01GTSS 42,000 BTU Quartz Glass Tube - available on eBay
AZ Patio Heaters HLDS01GTSS 42,000 BTU Quartz Glass Tube - available on eBay

These sleek patio heaters definitely make a statement on any patio while delivering an output of 42,000 BTUs.

SHOP IT: EBay, $601

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