Can You Put a Patio Heater Under a Gazebo?

As warmer months approach, and the sun strays out longer making our nights shorter, we turn to shade to block out the harsh rays of the sun. Awnings and gazebos are all excellent options. Gazebos not only protect from the sun’s harsh rays but can act as a separate space with its own patio like lounge. As dusk falls and the warmth of the sun dwindles, and you may notice a chill in the air. Your thoughts then linger over to, can you put a patio heater under a gazebo?

The short answer is yes. Patio heaters may be safely put under a gazebo or other enclosed outdoor spaces if you adhere to clearance and ventilation requirements. Bromic Heaters, renowned for their market-leading power and stylish designs, are suitable for such setups. However, besides clearance and ventilation, it’s crucial to consider other safety tips.

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What to Know Before Using a Patio Heater Under a Gazebo

First, it is important to understand the available power to the area for the heaters. Suitable electric heaters require 220-240V and require 2000 to 6000W of power, whereas gas heaters will require either natural gas lines or a suitable propane source. Once a type of heater is determined, we must understand the structure of your gazebo and if it is clear to install mounted patio heaters, or if it may be better to use portable heaters. For natural gas or propane heaters, a check should be done to ensure there is adequate ventilation and the right height requirements are met. Lastly, to thoroughly go through the manufacturer’s instruction manual.

Understand Your Heater’s Clearance Requirements

It’s important to thoroughly review your heater’s clearance requirements to ensure the safety of you and your guests, minimizing the risk of any potential harm from nearby equipment.

Ensure There’s Adequate Ventilation

You want to guarantee that your heater operates efficiently and safely by providing adequate ventilation, preventing any potential hazards associated with poor air circulation.

Securely Mount Your Patio Heater

Properly securing your patio heater is essential to prevent accidents and ensure stability, providing peace of mind for you and your guests.

Keep Combustible Materials Away From Patio Heater

Maintaining a safe distance between combustible materials and your patio heater is critical to prevent the risk of fire or other hazards, ensuring a secure environment for everyone.

Maintain Your Heaters

Regular maintenance of your heaters is essential to ensure their longevity and safe operation, minimizing the risk of malfunctions or breakdowns while maximizing efficiency and safety.

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Best Patio Heaters to Use Under a Gazebo

Traditional gazebos that may be inherited through purchases or familial properties are typically made of wood. Heaters with an open flame are not recommended to heat a gazebo as it may be hazardous. Instead, heaters that run on gas or electric fuel type are more suited for outdoor gazebos.

Infrared Heaters

Bromic heaters utilize infrared heat for both our gas and electric models. With infrared heat, there is no worry or fear of a flame catching fire to your structure.

Mounted vs Portable Patio Heaters

Depending on the age and structure of your gazebo, mounting from either the ceiling or wall can be doable to not only save space but to also blend in with the look of your gazebo. If the structure is deemed not strong enough, portable patio heaters are another fantastic option as well.

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Is It Safe to Use an Infrared Patio Heater in an Enclosed Space?

Electric infrared patio heaters are a great solution for enclosed spaces as they reduce the risk of hazards such as carbon monoxide build up. While gas fueled infrared patio heaters require enough ventilation and cannot be used in an enclosed space. If you’re considering using a patio heater indoors, opt for models specifically designed and rated for indoor use and remember to read the manual.

Can I Use a Gas Patio Heater Under a Gazebo?

The short answer – yes but with thoughtful intention. Gas fueled patio heaters are made for the outdoors to withstand the weather and other elements. Gazebos, usually built outside of the home as an extension can be used due to its open walls.

Where Can I Not Use a Patio Heater?

Patio heaters may be used in most outdoor settings however, electric heaters may also be used in enclosed spaces as it poses no threat to poor ventilation.

Can Patio Heaters Be Left on All Night?

It is always recommended to keep a watchful eye on your patio heater or at least be near it enough within the vicinity. Patio heaters should not be left unattended for extended periods, especially overnight. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for safe use.

Bromic Outdoor Infrared Heater Collections

Bromic’s outdoor infrared heater collections cater to various needs and styles, providing versatile options for enhancing outdoor spaces. Choose from our collections that offer multiple mounting options, aesthetic versatility, fuel options and more. Each model is rated at an IPX to withstand elements and made to last.


The Eclipse Collection, designed with restaurants in mind, offers multiple mounting options, a choice between gas and electric fuel, and portable options. Easily enhance and add a touch of luxury with this collection to your outdoor space.


Choose between our gas or electric models from our Platinum Collection. Each Platinum heater boasts a sleek ceramic-glass surface and a stainless-steel frame, offering a sophisticated and modern aesthetic complementing any restaurant’s ambiance.


Bromic’s Tungsten Collection offers a wide range of options from gas to electric, mounted to portable and so much more. This collection features a stylish, industrial design, ensuring a balanced blend of aesthetics and functionality.

Talk to a Bromic Expert

Have a question? Need help with a design? At Bromic we pride ourselves in not only our products but our dedication to our customers as well. Talk to a Bromic expert or one of our design consultants for any of your heater needs.