Whether you like to sit outside with a book, eat alfresco, or enjoy a drink on the deck with loved ones, it’s frustrating that in some areas it’s only warm enough to do so for a few months a year. With an electric patio heater, you can enjoy more outdoor time, whatever the temperature. Read on for all the information you need to find the best electric patio heater. Our favorite option is Fire Sense’s Frisco Stainless Steel Halogen Patio Heater. It’s a powerful freestanding model that can heat areas of up to 150 square feet. Considerations when choosing electric patio heaters Wattage It’s not an exact science, but the wattage gives you a rough idea of how warm an electric patio heater feels and the area in which you can feel its effects. The higher the wattage, the warmer the heater. You can expect to heat roughly one square foot around the heater for each 10 watts of power it has. So, you feel the effects of a 1,000-watt heater for roughly 100 square feet around it. Of course, this figure is influenced by factors such as the ambient temperature and the windchill. Heater style Electric patio heaters come in a range of styles. Freestanding models are ...