Best Forced Air Heater 2019.
Force Air Heaters use an actual flame to warm up areas in an extremely short amount of time.
They’re great for warming outdoor areas – many buyers use them for construction jobs and outdoor activities.
Here are my picks for best forced air propane heaters.
Forced air heater prices range, $199 – $499.
Best Forced Air Heater Reviews
✅ Top #1 Pick: Stanley Forced Air Heater
Stanley ST-60HB2-GFA is the best portable forced air heater available.
For its compact size it offers a powerful output of 60,000 BTUs heating at 300 cu. ft. per minute.
Area: 1500 sq. ft.
The Stanley forced air heater is designed w/ push-button ignition and uses a 20-lb propane gas tank.
Buyers love how portable it is, weighing only 12.1 pounds – great for construction jobs or outdoor sporting events.
Includes the latest safety functions w/ overheat protection and flameout safety.
Very affordable price w/ lots of positive buyer reviews!
Mr. Heater Hero forced air heater is powered by propane and is able to produce 60,000 BTU.
Users have been liking the power features – great for producing heat in large areas.
Heating: 60,000 BTU
Coverage: 750 – 1250 sq. ft.
Buyer reviews say it’s very powerful for its size and quickly heats large, open areas.
Battery on the Hero Propane Heater lasts 14-hours on a full charge.
If you plan on using it for extended hours simply plug it in and let it run – the flame safety feature will automatically turn it off if it becomes too hot.
Lots of positive reviews w/ affordable price.
Dyna-Glo KFA50DGD forced air heater is a high powered, 5 gallon kerosene forced air heater.
As a heavy-duty model, the Dyna-Glo is quickly heats large, open areas and is surprisingly portable.
Areas: 1200 sq. ft.
It comes with all the features you’d expect in a Dyna-Glo heater
Designed with like the dual heat technology system as it heats up rooms quicker than usual
Run Time Fuel Gauge tells you how many hours of operation are left – it can quickly be refueled if needed too.
Good buyer reviews and affordable price!
The Mr. Heater Propane Forced Air Heater is a liquid propane forced air heater.
It can reach up to 10 ft. from the power source and includes a safety regulator – a safety mechanism in case the temperature is too high.
Area: 2,125 sq. ft.
Good option for larger job sites (specifically construction areas) where it can easily over-heat without being noticed.
Mr. Heater forced air heaters generates 50% less noise than similar models – some buyers use it as a garage heater or tailgating parties.
Thermoelectric safety valve and max limit mechanisms eliminate the risk of over-heating it.
Offered in multiple sizes from, 50000 to 85000 BTU.
DeWalt forced air heater is a favorite among contractors – very easy to clean!
Ergonomic handle and tires make it very portable. Buyers like it for extended use too – easily connect to a portable generator!
Area: 4200 sq. ft.
User-friendly dial controls make it easy to adjust heat level, even with gloves on.
DeWalt’s Kerosene Heater comes with a built-in thermostat that is factory fitted and includes auto-shutoff in case of emergency.
It’s one of the more powerful forced air heaters on my list – ideal for large areas or extended use.
Fair price and good buyer reviews!
The large 8.5 gallon fuel tank provides you with an impressive 15 hours of maximum use. This is a lot of time to ensure you get your jobs done while your area is heated up.
With power of 125,000 BTU the heat emitted can effectively operate in areas of 3,125 feet.
⭐⭐ Best Forced Air Heater for Portability ⭐⭐
I appreciated how there are large pneumatic tires available. They’ll definitely make transporting the 75 pound forced air heater a lot easier.
There’s also a storage for the cord so you won’t get it tangled when moving it around. Even for a heater of this size, it’s extremely portable (granted there aren’t any stairs.)
I also liked how the sensors detect over-heating and automatically turn the heater off if necessary. It’s a very useful safety feature for busy job sites.
- Weight: 75 pounds
- Forced Air Heater: Kerosene
- Heating Area: 3,125 square ft.
- Power: 125,000BTU
- Run Time: 15 hours
- 8.5 gallon fuel tank
- 1-year limited warranty
- CSA Certified
- Tires make it easy to move = portable heater
- Fuel cap location could be better
With 75,000 BTU of heat available, this forced air heater is great for both home use and job sites.
With an upper shell that’s been split, you’ll be able to experience impressive outputs with minimal maintenance. It can effectively heat a room up to 1,875 square feet.
The built-in thermostat has been factory installed and comes w/ a high limit safety switch to automatically turn-off the system in situations where it could potentially overheat.
- Weight: 43 pounds
- Forced Air Heater: Kerosene
- JP8 Jet Fuel to be more specific
- Heating Area: 1,875 square ft.
- Power: 75,000 BTU
- Run Time: 11 hours
- 6 gallon kerosene tank
- Upper shell split design
- Factory installed thermostat
- Produces more fumes than some would prefer
With a built-in thermostat, you’re able to accurately see the precise heat settings. You’re able to heat up a room of up to 1,800 square feet with this forced air heater.
This makes it suitable for both job sites and personal outdoor use. It’s even become a favorite among sport teams playing in the winter – I read one review of how the Dura Heat was used to keep high school football players warm on the sidelines in November.
⭐⭐ Best Forced Air Heater for Sports Teams ⭐⭐
I also liked how it comes with an electronic start up the system. You simply touch it once and the heater starts up.
You’re also able to see the amount of runtime you have left via the fuel gauges.
- Weight: 30.7 pounds
- Forced Air Heater: Kerosene
- Heating Area: 1,800 square ft.
- Power: 75,000 BTU
- Run Time: 10 hours
- Built-in thermostat
- Great for construction jobs & personal use
- 1-touch electronic start-up
- Produces a stronger kerosene scent
Dyna-Glo’s Delux air heater is powered by propane and is able to produce anywhere between 120,000 and 150,000 BTU of heat.
It can also warm up areas of up to 2,700 square feet. I really like these features for outdoor use the most.
Users who work in industrial and construction sites have been pleased with the heating benefits. It has a max runtime of 5 hours, which is enough for most job sites.
⭐⭐ Best Forced Air Heater for Moving (only 25-lbs) ⭐⭐
With an adjustable heat angle, you’re able to heat up specific areas of a room more directly.
I appreciated how it comes with a back-pressure switch and automatic shutoff mode. Like the Mr. Heater Hero, the RMC forced air heaters will automatically shut itself off if the pressure or heat ever gets too high. It’s a great feature that keeps you safe, especially in a confined areas or at home.
To make it a portable propane heater, Dyna-Glo implemented a carry handle. It only weighs 25 pounds, but it’s a nice feature if you’ll be moving it around often.
- Weight: 24.7 pounds
- Forced Air Heater: Liquid Propane
- Heating Area: 2,700 square ft.
- Power: 120,000-150,000 BTU
- Run Time: 5 hours
- Best for outdoor use
- Heat angle can be adjusted
- Can give off a smell
- Noisier than some expected
** I’ll be adding #10 best forced air heater later this year! Stay tuned!
When it comes to looking at forced air heaters, it’s important that you take all the main features and your uses into consideration first.
This makes it a lot easier for you to determine the specific benefits that you want from an air heater. As a result, narrowing down your search is a lot quicker.
Use the review above to help speed up the research process. All you have to do is pick out the one that suits your needs the best!
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