Exploring the Most Efficient Outdoor Heaters

By  Paul Henderson  |  30 January 2022

As the months and evenings get colder, it is a great idea to add a heater to make the most of your outdoor space. Outdoor heaters are great for use in your home such as on a terrace, balcony, or in the garden. The rise in alfresco dining has been welcomed by many restaurants and bars around the country and heaters are a great way to keep your guests nice and toasty while they dine outside! We will be taking a look at the most efficient and economical heaters including electric and gas heaters.

Infra-Red Technology

Infra-red is highly recommended for heaters as it is very safe and healthy compared to old convectional style heating solutions. This old style uses convection currents to heat and circulate air. This can cause dust to mix in with the air and can be unsafe for pets and people with asthma. Infrared heaters are much safer and efficient as they only heat the bodies they come in contact with and feel very similar to the heat of the sun on your skin.

Electric Heaters

Electric heaters are one of the most efficient ways of heating a space. They provide instant heat all at the flick of a switch. They are also extremely safe as there is no need to worry about a naked flame. We have a wide range of electric heaters to suit any need such as parasol heaters, wall and ceiling mounted heaters, or freestanding heaters. We stock some highly regarded brands such as Burda and our very own Outdoor Living heaters too.

The Burda Relax Glass Compact Heater is a very popular product for is energy efficiency and sleek design. It is the newest of its kind from the Burda range and features infra-red technology. This powerful heater is highly efficient as it has a wattage of 2000 watts and heats an area of about 6sqm. It costs approximately 40c an hour to run this heater making it very economical. Perfect for gardens and patios, or outdoor seating areas for businesses. It is made from high grade materials and features a stylish, sleek design which Burda have won awards for! It is also fully waterproof and has an IP65 rating.

Gas Heaters

Gas heaters are perfect for those who love the ambience of a fire. The great thing about a gas heater is that don’t create smoke. They create a lovely atmosphere and are great if you have guests around. Gas heaters are instant, so you don’t need to wait around for the fire to start and heat up like with a log fire. You simply just turn it on at the touch of a button. They are also very cost effective and energy efficient. We have a range of gas fire pits including fire pit dining sets which are amazing for outdoor meals as you can also cook on them. These will impress any guests you invite around for a meal. Sets such as our Hamilton Firepit Corner Bench Set or our Delgany Corner Firepit Sofa Set are the perfect options.