Prem-I-Air 2.7kW Fuego 360 Degree Freestanding Patio Heater Review

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Searching for a weatherproof free standing heater with multiple heat settings and remote control? Prem-I-Air have released something special that might be perfect for those of you looking for a powerful heater with a one year guarantee!

Prem-I-Air – 2.7kW Fuego 360 Freestanding Infrared Patio Heater

This heater boasts 3 separate 900W elements providing copious amounts of infrared heat. With an estimated 9200BTUs and built in fluorescent light, this heater has all the features of a premier patio heater, but is it worth the cost?

Heating Area

We would expect this heater to provide up to 14sqm of heat, although your mileage may vary. Perfect for both indoor and outdoors!

Bulb Life & Heating Type

These halogen infrared heating elements offer limited light but a lot of heat. Rated for approximately 5000 hours as with all other halogen lamps.

Replacement bulbs can be found for £30.70 from the official Prem-I-Air website.

It also comes with a 28W fluorescent downward facing lamp.

Power Settings & Specifics

After finding the official user manual we managed to find that this heater has 3 power settings – 900W / 1800W / 2700W.

The heater is also provided with a 3.5m power cable. Ample length to find the nearest plug socket.

Aesthetics

Standing at 168cm tall, with a width of 42cm and depth of 39cm. It’s not a small heater by any means.

White from top to bottom with a wonderful downlighter.

Weighing in at 12kg.

Features & Extras

The Fuego 360 comes with an ingress protecting rating of IP34. Limited solids protection for solids over 2.5mm and liquid protection from splashing water (like rain) in all directions.

It also comes with handy under heater storage for the power cable when not in use, and a remote control!

Also supplied with tip-over safety cut out feature.

Suitable For

Great for home and commercial users. This heater is more suited to the home user than the commercial user but can be used by both.

If this heater lasts the full 5,000 hours per bulb, it will cost you 0.044p per hour to run before electricity!

How much does this Firefly 2.1kW Table-Top Infrared Patio Heater cost to run?

The average cost per kWh in the U.K is currently 14.7 pence. Our hourly usage can be calculated as follows.

Heater running costs:

Full Power (2700W) – 2.7kW x 1 hour = 2.7 kWh x 14.7p = 39.69p (per hour)
Medium Power (1800W) – 1.8kW x 1 hour = 1.8kWh x 14.7p = 26.46p (per hour)
Low Power (900W) –
0.9kW x 1 hour = 0.9kWh x 14.7p = 13.23p (per hour)

Assuming we were to use this heater for 2 hours a night every night.

On full power (2.7kW or 2700W) our monthly electric bill will be £23.81
On medium power (1.8kW or 1800W) our monthly electric bill will be £15.88
On low power (0.9kW or 900W) our monthly electric bill will be £7.94

The user manual claims a usage costs of £0.32 per hour based on a kWh price of 12p. This was correct at time of print, however due to the increase in cost of electricity you may find this costing you a little bit more per hour.

Heater Specifications

  • Cost at time of review (26th August 2017): £220.96 – Check Latest Price
  • Type of heater: Electric, Halogen, Infrared
  • Suitable for: Home & Commercial
  • Comes with: 3.5 metre power cable, remote control
  • Height: 168cm
  • Width: 42cm
  • Depth: 39cm
  • Power settings: 900W / 1800W / 2700W
  • Cost to run (per hour): 13.23p / 16.46p / 39.69p
  • Additional: Weatherproof Rated IP34

 

PatioMate’s Thoughts

This heater has it all. It’s weatherproof, comes with a decent sized power cable, remote, and 3 separate power settings. The only negative we have is the price, at £220 you can buy 2 to 3 Firefly patio heaters or save £10 and buy a Fire Mountain 1.8kW Slimline Floor Standing Electrical Patio Heater.

That being said we still really like this heater and can’t wait to see it a little bit cheaper. Once the price drops you can expect to see a 5 star review!

Final verdict – 4.5 / 5

This product was reviewed on the 26th of August 2017 at the price of £220.96 – Check Latest Price

Prem-I-Air 2.7kW Fuego 360 Degree Patio Heater

£217.05
Prem-I-Air 2.7kW Fuego 360 Degree Patio Heater
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Purchase Cost

8/10

    Running Costs

    8/10

      Features

      10/10

        Style

        10/10

          Heat

          10/10

            Pros

            • 3 Heat Settings
            • Weatherproof (IP34)
            • Handy Flourescent Lighting
            • Remote Control Supplied
            • Cheap Replacement Elements

            Cons

            • Somewhat Expensive
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