This commercial grade patio heater from Alfresco heaters is made in Ireland. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor wall mounted installation. It comes with a standard 7,000+ hour element and offers weatherproof features! Perfect for pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Alfresco Heaters – 2.5kW ALF25 Wall Mounted Weatherproof Patio Heater Review
These advanced patio heaters from Alfresco Heaters Ltd come in 7 varieties. The ALF25, 30, 60, 80& the ALFS25, 40 & 50 series. With varying degrees of output and consumption. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more.
This heater is rated at 2500W but has a heating area of 6.25sqm (2.5m x 2.5m) according to the official Alfresco Heaters website. Other heaters in this price range tend to offer 10-20sqm+ of heat as standard.
These heaters can be wall mounted or ceiling mounted as long as they’re not in a vertical position.back to menu ↑
Element Life & Heating Type
Although the heating area of the ALF25 isn’t amazing, this is where the Alfresco Heaters really shine. Using a patented quartz element to emit near instant medium wave, infrared heat, these elements will last in excess of 7,000 hours.
Replacement elements start from £84.61 for a standard 2.5kW element up to £127.34 for the “gold element” upgrade. The gold elements offer 20% more radiant heat than the standard element.back to menu ↑
Power Settings & Specifics
No adjustable power settings.
These heaters run at the stock 2.5kW setting, drawing a meagre 10.5 amps. They are very much a plug-and-play type heater, with a 3-metre power cable and 3-pin pre-wired plug included.
Power information: 220-240Vback to menu ↑
We quite like the stainless steel look but for those of you that want this specific heater to match your existing decor, the option is available.back to menu ↑
Features & Extras
This heater comes with an ingress protection rating of IPX4
Solid rating X – no protection from solids.
Liquid rating 4 – protection from splashing water in all directions. Traditionally manufacturers would not recommend running these heaters in the rain, however, the following is taken from their Amazon listing – “Tested IPX4 is suitable for use in case of rain.”back to menu ↑
Commercial users for both indoor and outdoor operation. Great for pubs, clubs, restaurants and any hospitality events.back to menu ↑
Cost to Run?
Based on the current purchase price of this heater, our pre electricity price (based on a 7,000-hour element life) is £0.035 pence per hour. This drops to just £0.012 per hour once you have replaced the element, making this a very affordable commercial patio heater.
To calculate our running costs we multiply the cost per kWh x Wattage – based on an average of 14.7p per kWh in the United Kingdom.
Heater running costs:
Full Power (2500W) – 2.5kW x 1 hour = 2.5kWh x 14.7p = 36.75p (per hour)
Assuming we were to use this heater for 9 hours per day.
Full Power (2500W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £99.23
As far as commercial heaters go, this is about what you would expect to pay.
- Cost at time of review (13th September 2017): £250.00 – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Quartz, Infrared
- Suitable for: Commercial
- Comes with: 3m Power Cable, Wall Mounting Solution
- Height: 22cm
- Depth: 20cm
- Width: 99cm
- Weight: 7kg
- Power settings: 2500W
- Cost to run (per hour): 36.75p
- Additional: IPX4 Rated
This heater is listed at £330.00 on the official Alfresco Heaters website but substantially less on Amazon so it makes sense to buy at the cheaper price.
It has a 2-year warranty as well should something go wrong.
We like this heater, but there are better heaters available on the market in this price bracket that have a longer element life, come with remote activation and have better ingress protection as well as a larger heating area – we’re looking at you Veito 2000back to menu ↑
Price Tracking & History
Alfresco Heaters - ALF25 99cm Single Element Medium Wave Infrared Outdoor Electric Heater 2.5kW, Alfresco Heaters Ltd
|Current Price||£250.00||20th November 2017|
|Highest Price||£250.00||12th November 2017|
|Lowest Price||£250.00||12th November 2017|
Last price changes
|£250.00||12th November 2017|
The Alfresco Heaters range are made in Ireland. They come with extra long element life and are affordable commercial grade patio heaters.a
- Weatherproof (IPX4)
- Long Element Life (7,000 Hours)
- 2-Year Warranty
- Rust Resistant
- Affordable Replacement Elements
- Lower Than Average Heating Area
- No Other Extras