12 of the Best Indoor and Outdoor Heaters on Amazon

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The colder months of the year have arrived, which means you're probably thinking about investing in an indoor or outdoor heater. Indoor heaters not only provide a boost of heat for drafty spaces, but they can also be a money-saver, allowing you to actively control the heat based on the rooms you’re using. Outdoor heaters, meanwhile, can help you take advantage of cold-weather activities like camping or tailgating without having to call it quits because your extremities have gone numb. Check out this list of some of Amazon’s highest-rated indoor and outdoor heaters so you can spend less time shivering this winter and more time enjoying what the season has to offer.

Indoor Heaters

1. Pelonis 1500W Ceramic Portable Tower Heater with Remote Control; From $68


Experts recommend this 1500-watt ceramic tower heater from Pelonis because it’s powerful, portable, and designed to be kid-safe. It can heat up to 70°F within a few seconds and offers three programmable settings (including an eco-friendly mode), which you can choose from using the enclosed remote control. But where it really excels is in safety features; it offers tip-over switch and overheat protection, plus it’s made from flame-resistant material, helping it stay cool to the touch—all important things if you have little ones running around the house. You can also schedule it to shut off within eight hours of use.

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2. Lasko Ceramic Portable Heater; $33


This 1500-watt heater from Lasko may only be nine inches tall, but it can heat up to 300 square feet of space. With 11 temperature settings and three quiet settings—for high heat, low heat, and fan only—it’s a dynamic powerhouse that’ll keep you toasty all season long.

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3. Vornado MVH Vortex Heater; $70


This expert-approved space heater is a great option if you’re looking for a fan space heater that’s compact, but still powerful enough to warm up a bedroom or bathroom. It comes with built-in safety features, including automatic shut-off functionality and tip-over protection. Additionally, choose from three heat settings with a maximum 1500-watt output, so you can set the perfect temperature.

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4. De’Longhi Oil-Filled Radiator Space Heather; $90


If you prefer a space heater with a more old-fashioned vibe, this radiator heater from De’Longhi gives you 2020 technology with a vintage feel. De’Longhi’s heater automatically turns itself on when the temperatures drops below 44°F, and it will also automatically turn itself off if it starts to overheat. Another smart safety feature? The oil system is permanently sealed, so you won’t have to worry about accidental spills.

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5. Aikoper Ceramic Tower Heater; $64


Whether your room needs a little extra warmth or its own heat source, Aikoper’s incredibly precise space heater has got you covered. With a range of 40-95°F, it adjusts by one-degree intervals, giving you the specific level of heat you want. It also has an option for running on an eight-hour timer, ensuring that it will only run when you need it.

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6. Isiler Space Heater; $40


For a space heater that adds a fun pop of color to any room, check out this yellow unit from Isiler. Made from fire-resistant ceramic, Isiler’s heater can start warming up a space within seconds. It’s positioned on a triangular stand that creates an optimal angle for hot air to start circulating, rendering it so effective that, as one reviewer put it, “This heater needs to say ‘mighty’ in its description.”

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Outdoor Heaters

7. Solo Stove Bonfire Pit; From $250

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This one is a slight cheat since it’s a bonfire pit and not a traditional outdoor heater, but the Solo Stove has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon for a reason. Everything about this portable fire pit is meticulously crafted to maximize airflow while it's lit, from its double-wall construction to its bottom air vents. These features all work together to help the logs burn more completely while emitting far less smoke than other pits. It’s the best choice for anyone who wants both warmth and ambiance on their patio. You can get it on Amazon, or head directly to Solo Stove and get it on sale for a limited time for $50 off.

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8. Amazon Basics 46,000 BTU Outdoor Propane Patio Heater; $178


Having an outdoor gathering and want to make sure your guests are completely comfortable with the temperature, even in the early spring? Try this 46,000 BTU outdoor propane heater from Amazon Basics. Available in six different shades if you opt for the powder-coated version, this gas heater comes on wheels and provides warmth within a nine-foot radius. Additionally, it features an adjustable knob, tilt-safety auto shut-off valve, and water box that’ll help to keep the base weighted down during use. You’ll need to grab a 20-pound liquid propane tank to go with it, which could cost you about $50 extra.

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9. Yaheetech Multifunctional Fire Pit Table; From $80


Add a little glam to your outdoor space with this budget-friendly fire pit, which doubles as a piece of furniture. Designed for wood-burning, this Yaheetech pit offers a simple, easy-to-use design and comes with a mesh lid so burning embers don’t scatter all over your yard or patio area. This two-in-one pick also includes an outer cover, which you can use to keep it protected during rain storms or other inclement weather, so it’s less likely to rust or get damaged when not in use.

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10. Hiland Pyramid Patio Propane Heater; From $320


The cold’s got nothing on this powerful outdoor heater. Hiland’s patio heater has a whopping 40,000 BTU output, which runs for eight to 10 hours on high heat. Simply open the heater’s bottom door to insert a propane tank, power it on, and sit back to let it warm up your backyard. The bright, contained flame from the propane doubles as an outdoor light.

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11. Dr. Infrared Garage Shop Heater; $100

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You’ll be able to use your garage or basement workshop all season long with this durable heater from Dr. Infrared. It’s unique in that it includes a built-in fan to keep warm air flowing—something that’s especially handy if you need to work without wearing gloves. The fan is overlaid with heat and finger-protectant grills, keeping you safe while it’s powered on.

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12. Mr. Heater 540 Degree Tank Top; $100

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Mr. Heater’s clever propane tank top automatically connects to its fuel source, saving you from having to bring any extra attachments with you on the road. With three heat settings that can get up to 45,000 BTU, the top can rotate 360 degrees to give you the perfect angle of heat you need to stay cozy. According to a reviewer, for a no-fuss outdoor heater, “This baby is super easy to light, comes fully assembled … and man, does it put out the heat.”

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A version of this story was originally published in 2020; it has been updated for 2022.