Hiland Pyramid Patio Propane Heater

Last updated date: July 16, 2020

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Hiland Pyramid Patio Propane Heater

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Overall Take

We love the aesthetic of the square footprint on this patio heater, as it shows off its crisp and clean lines. The heat distribution is great with this unit, as well with the ability to radiate heat in all directions for the comfort of many. In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the Hiland Hiland Pyramid Patio Propane Heater placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Patio Heater for a detailed review of all the top patio heaters.

Expert Summarized Score
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
867 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Stands out for its impressive ability to effectively heat up the surrounding area within minutes.
- BestReviews
Relatively small footprint. Extremely high BTU output for the size of the unit. Flickering flame in the tube is aesthetically pleasing. Safety cage adds safety to prevent accidental contact burns. Tip-over safety shutoff. Hammered bronze finish fits with numerous décor options. Easily movable from place to place, enabling versatile placement options. Propane fueled, so safe to place near water, such as the pool or Jacuzzi.
- Home Climate Center
Anti-tilt device for safety. A 1-year warranty. Has a sturdy base that can stand strong winds. The wheels on this heater make it portable.
- Portable Beasts
What experts didn't like
Heat output drops significantly outside of a relatively small radius.
- BestReviews
Radiant heaters have limited heating capability in the open air, especially during windy conditions. Not suitable for indoors or enclosed areas. It cannot be used in the rain.
- Home Climate Center
It is tall and so the tip can get too close to the ceiling. Quite heavy.
- Portable Beasts
When it’s full, the unit tends to be affected with strong winds.
- Listderful

From The Manufacturer

At 89-inch tall and a two piece Quartz Glass Tube heater makes a perfect compliment to any patio setting! The 40,000 BTU output that not only keep everyone warm and cozy on those chilly evenings but provides an elegant fixture for your outdoor living. Your propane tank which is not included, is easily accessible from a easy access door which is a breeze to switch when your tank is empty. Of course like all our heaters it is CSA approved and we have provided you with ease of mobility with its durable wheeled base. Parts and service are always available so you can enjoy your AZ Patio fire it for years of pleasure.

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An Overview On Patio Heaters

Enjoy the fresh air as you step outside to your patio or back yard where you might be entertaining friends with a barbecue and drinks or playing some relaxing games like bocce or cornhole. But if it’s cold outside, these activities are much less fun and you might find your guests shivering and asking if you can move the party inside.

This is something we deal with regularly in most climates, since the weather is constantly changing from warm to cold as seasons and weather patterns shift. To combat this occurrence of cold weather at the wrong time, we can use patio heaters to pump some heat into our favorite outdoor hangout spots.

Patio heaters are often fueled by propane or electricity to provide the much-needed heat that we want as we try to enjoy the great outdoors in our backyards.

The most common patio heater designs incorporate the use of propane as the fuel that will provide heat to the surrounding area. With your convenience in mind, look for models that use the large 20-pound propane tanks that are common on most grills, as they are readily available and easy to get refilled or replaced. The propane tank hooks up to a hose via a threaded connection and the hose pipes the gas to its necessary location where you will need to both open a valve for it to flow and then ignite it to create fire. Most patio heaters will have simple operating instructions and a built-in ignition switch. This igniter is really useful and something you might want to make sure you have included in your new heater.

The size and shape of a propane patio heater are important in how it functions and what kind of use you will get out of it. A tall propane patio heater will have the hot element at the top of a stand that is higher than most people, which keeps the extremely-hot element out of reach of children or pets, so that can be taken into account as a great safety benefit of this style of heater. The tall units will usually have a large metallic shield that reflects the heat back down to the people standing near it. Some models add neat features like built-in shelves that can hold your drinks or a more stylish facade at the bottom where your propane tank is hidden.

To counter the tall, overhead designs of many propane patio heaters, there are also small fire-pit style ones that you can sit around and roast marshmallows while enjoying an actual fire. The fire-pit style propane patio heaters come in two main configurations. In one version, the tank is hidden underneath the heating element where the flames come out, and the other version has a hose that allows you to keep the propane tank farther away from the fire pit. They both have their pros and cons, but you might find that if you’re sharing one propane tank with your grill and your outdoor fireplace, it’s much easier to have the tank sitting away from the fire-pit since you’ll be moving it back-and-forth to the grill whenever you need it over there. The benefit of having the propane tank inside of the body of the fire pit is that you cannot see it and it’s more permanently stationed there until it runs low on fuel, in which case it’s generally very easy to remove them from the bottom cavity of the unit.

Electric patio heaters are another useful way to bring heat to the outdoors. These will often be smaller, and therefore more well-suited for small patios or even semi-indoor rooms like porches and sunrooms. Electric heaters will need a source of electricity from the nearest plug and they use either heated coils or a ceramic element that creates the heat which is blown into your area with an internal fan. Electric patio heaters are easy to use and don’t require ever filling up a propane tank, so owning one is more straightforward and doesn’t require the same amount of upkeep. However, a propane heater will put out much more heat than an electric one, so be aware of the tradeoff.

DWYM Fun Fact

Take a trip back in time to the days when you used a Bunsen burner in chemistry class. Outdoor patio heaters, the tall kind with the mushroom-style top, are actually just giant versions of the Bunsen burner. A simple tube takes a source of gas and burns it to locally heat the area under the mushroom-cap at the top.

The Patio Heater Buying Guide

  • Propane is not the only fuel that can power patio heaters. If you have a liquid natural gas (LNG) line, you can use that to more permanently hook up your patio heater to operate from that fuel source.
  • Be very careful with your placement of these outdoor heaters as they can be fire hazards if placed too close to flammable objects. Read the manual thoroughly before installing one.
  • Check your propane tank by weighing it to see how much fuel is left. Plan ahead so you don’t run out of propane at a bad time!