How effective are electric outdoor heaters?
Each Gtech electric garden heater is equipped with the latest infrared technology. Infrared has a double benefit of being both eco-friendly (hardly any energy goes to waste) and high performance. The result? You stay warm outdoors – without the typical high costs.
If you’re not sure how infrared technology is different from your standard garden patio heater, let us talk science. Infrared technology emits what is known as ‘radiant heat’ and gas heaters produce ‘convective heat’. While the latter produces large amounts of warmth, only the air around the heater heats up – and this disappears rapidly in outdoor spaces.
Our Heatwave outside patio heaters, on the other hand, evenly target areas within a six-metre radius, meaning you (and not the air around your heater) get the full balmy benefits.
Can you leave electric patio heaters outside?
Yes! That’s the beauty of our Gtech outside heaters - they can stay outside, come rain or shine.
If you’re looking for extra reassurance, we always advise our customers assess the electrical safety of their products. For instance, our HeatWave electric outdoor heater has received an IP65 weatherproof rating. This is the industry standard for any outdoor weather-resistant electrical product.
For future reference, an IP rating (Ingress Protection rating) classifies the different levels of sealing effectiveness. The IP65 rating ensures protection against not just torrential downpours, but also stronger manmade events, like water jets.
Electric vs gas patio heaters
Gas patio heaters seem cheaper at first (in terms of total power output vs initial price), but their poor energy efficiency makes them more expensive than electric patio heaters in the long run. In fact, gas garden heaters consume about 1.25kg of gas per hour to maintain their substantial energy output.
What’s more, Gtech outdoor electric heaters slot seamlessly and discreetly into seating areas. Unlike cumbersome gas patio heaters, our low-maintenance small outdoor heater is portable and can be easily attached to any solid outdoor surface. If you wish to reposition your garden patio heater, simply detach and reattach as you please – easy!