Discover the warmth of fire pits this season. Learn about the different types of patio heaters, gas and propane units, outdoor fire pit accessories, and more! Whether you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor heaters or want to add one to your outdoor living space, find out everything you need to know in our buying guide.

Stay Warm This Summer

Kick back and relax on your patio or deck into the night. Our selection of patio heaters and fire pits will keep you warm all summer long. From accessories to the latest in patio heater trends, we have everything you need to create the coziest outdoor living space ever.

Gas Fire Pits

From fire tables to decorative units, fire pits come in many shapes and sizes. They will amp up the cozy ambiance of your backyard and keep you warm when the sun goes down.
  • Does not produce smoke
  • Less maintenance and no ash to deal with
  • Faster heating time
  • Easier to use in inclement weather
  • More affordable fuel
  • Needs a tank or a gas line connection
  • Not portable
  • Less heat
  • Not for cooking

Wood-Burning Fire Pits

Bring the indoors outside with an outdoor fireplace. Wood-burning fire pits are perfect for roasting marshmallows or making s’mores.
  • Easier to set up
  • More portable
  • Greater heat
  • Can be used for grilling
  • More smoke
  • Slower to heat up
  • Regular cleaning and maintenance needed
  • Can be harder to use in harsh weather
  • Wood may be pricey, particularly in urban areas

Patio Heaters

The quintessential item for any outdoor patio, these heaters come in many configurations—table, standing, hanging, and mounted. There are electric, infrared, propane, and natural gas models available.

All About BTUs 

BTUs are British Thermal Units and measure the amount of heat that is required to raise the temperature. When buying your patio heater, you’ll want to pay attention to BTUs in relation to the size of your outdoor space. The more BTUs, the more surface area the patio heater can heat.

Area in Square Feet (sq. ft.) Recommended BTUs 
 100 - 500 sq. ft.   5000
 150 - 250 sq. ft.   6000
 250 - 300 sq. ft.   7000
 300 - 350 sq. ft.   8000
 350 - 400 sq. ft.   9000
 400 - 450 sq. ft.   10000
 450 - 550 sq. ft.   12000


Add Fuel to the Fire 

There are many ways to fuel your fire pit or outdoor fireplace:

  • Natural Gas
  • Propane
  • Wood
  • Charcoal

Safety First

Always remember to keep any open flame away from combustible materials and at a safe distance from you and your guests. They should be at least 10’ away from any structure or neighbouring yard. Fire pits and fireplaces shouldn’t be used in covered areas, like under gazebos or covered porches. Always place your fire pit on a non-flammable surface.

Note: Remember to research municipal bylaws before purchasing your fire pit or patio heater.

Fire Pit & Patio Heater Features

  • Eco-Friendly: These fire pits and patio heaters use bioethanol, a clean-burning ethanol and a great substitute for natural gas or wood logs. You can also opt for logs made of renewable resources that release up to 80% fewer emissions than regular wood.
  • Safety Shut-Off: An important feature if you have little ones around! The safety shutoff will turn the device off as soon as the fire pit or outdoor fireplace is tilted.
  • Portability: If you want flexibility when placing your patio heater, portability is key. Some heaters and fire pits are fitted with wheels, which will allow you to move the unit around with ease.

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