Kingfisher 2kW Wall Mounted Halogen Patio Heater Review
Are you looking for a budget wall mounted patio heater with multiple settings and weatherproof features? Then the Kingfisher Heat1300 might be the patio heater for you!
Kingfisher – 2kW Wall Mounted Halogen Patio Heater Review
We’re looking at the Kingfisher wall mounted patio heater today; with an average rating of 4.5 based on 2 amazon reviews but minimal cost, is this patio heater worth the money? Keep reading to find out.
Most 2kW heaters offer an approximate heating area of up to 9sqm. As this is a wall mounted variant, you should expect the heat to reach up to 3 metres away from the installation point.
Bulb Life & Heating Type
Halogen heaters have a standard bulb life of 5000 hours. This heater is no exception. With the heat provided via quartz bulbs.
Power Settings & Specifics
This heater has 3 power settings. 650W / 1350W and 2000W. Most similar heaters have 3 different heat settings, however this one has a lower consumption that its’ competitors on the lowest setting. So if you’re particularly energy and budget conscious, this heater will suit you perfectly!
Installation of this heater is relatively simple and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes if you’re handy with a drill.
This is a budget product and as such we shouldn’t expect too much from an aesthetics standpoint. That being said, it’s not ugly, it’s just a bog standard grey patio heater!
Features & Extras
With anti-tilt protection, over-heat protection and a weatherproof rating of IPX4 this heater is perfectly equipped to deal with the elements and will keep running come rain or shine!
The tilt is also adjustable so you can target the heat where it’s needed most.
We’re a big fan of what this heater has to offer at this price range. For under £30 (check latest price) you’ve got a solid unit that is weatherproof and has multiple safety features to give you peace of mind.
How much does the Kingfisher 2kW Wall Mounted heater cost to run?
This heater uses 2kW on full power. We’ve done the math for you below.
The average cost per kWh in the U.K is currently 14.7 pence. So to calculate the hourly usage we must do the following calculations:
Heater running costs:
2kW x 1 hour = 2 kWh x 14.7p = 29.4p
2W x 2 hours = 2 kWh x (14.7p x 2) = 58.8p
Full Power – 2kW x 1 hour = 2 kWh x 14.7p = 29.4p (per hour)
Mid Power – 1.35kW x 1 = 1.35kWh x 14.7p = 19.85p (per hour)
Low Power – 0.65kW x 1 = 0.65kWh x 14.7p = 9.56p (per hour)
Assuming we were to use this heater for 2 hours a night every night.
On full power (2kW or 2000W) our monthly electric bill will be £17.64
On mid power (1.35kW or 1350W) our monthly electric bill will be £11.91
On low power (0.65kW or 650W) our monthly electric bill will be £5.74
A great heater if you’re on a budget. Especially on low heat.
Is this electric patio heater suitable for home or commercial use?
Although these heaters can be used in a commercial setting, we’d recommend these for home users only as the only way to control the heat is via a pull cord on the bottom of the unit. Of course if you’re happy for clients to turn the heater on and off at their leisure then it’s not really a problem!
- Cost at time of review (16th August 2017): £28.30 – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Halogen
- Suitable for: Home & Commercial
- Comes with: Mounting bracket
- Height: 25.2cm
- Width: 16.5cm
- Power settings: 650W / 1350W / 2000W
- Cost to run (per hour): 9.56p / 19.85p / 29.4p
- Additional: Weatherproof Rated IPX4, Anti-tilt switch, safety overheat protection
If you’re looking for a simple wall mounted patio heater, and you’re looking for the cheapest on the market that comes with safety features and is weatherproof… well this is your heater! The Oypla wall mounted heater was cheaper, but this beats it by a few pennies! Although the Optima Heaters 2kW wall mounted heater is on par with this price as well!
Final verdict – 5 / 5
This product was reviewed on the 16th of August 2017 at the price of £28.30 – Hover for latest price.