Chillchaser ShadowPlus+ 3kW Patio Heater
This ultra low glare patio heater from Chillchaser is great for commercial installation and offers superior lamp life as well as remote control operation.
- Chillchaser ShadowPlus+ 3kW Weatherproof Wall or Ceiling Mounted Patio Heater Review
- How much does the ShadowPlus+ 3kW Patio Heater cost to run?
- Heater Specifications
- PatioMate’s Thoughts
- ShadowPlus+ 3kW Patio Heater
Chillchaser ShadowPlus+ 3kW Weatherproof Wall or Ceiling Mounted Patio Heater Review
We’ve reviewed the standard Chillchaser Shadow 4kW patio heater and that received a full 5 star review from us. How will the ShadowPlus+ compare to the Shadow range? Read on to find out!
This 3kW heater will produce a fraction above 10,000BTUs and this should heat an area up to 16sqm depending on ambient temperature (0-5°c will result in 12sqm up to 16sqm at 16-20°c).
With the high reflection parabolic reflector, this heater achieves what others don’t.
Bulb Life & Heating Type
These heaters are supplied with a SunKare Ultra Low Glare lamp with a life expectancy of up to 7,000 hours. Based on the manufacturer’s specifications, this heater, although consuming less energy, gives a larger heating area and is more cost effective than the 4kW Shadow. With a cost of £0.075 per hour before electricity, you’ll be paying 0.4p per sqm of heat per hour (before electricity).
Power Settings & Specifics
What sets this heater apart from the standard Shadow series is the remote control and adjustable power settings – 1500W / 2250W / 3000W.
The ShadowPlus+ series also comes with an extra long power cord measuring 4.5m long.
Power info: 240v, 50/60Hz.
Features & Extras
These heaters are supplied with an “L” bracket and chains for wall mounting or ceiling mounting. They can be adjusted to direct heat where it’s needed most and each heater comes with a 2-year warranty and remote control (2 x AAA’s not supplied) 🙁
The shadow series has an ingress protection rating of IPx5
Solid rating X – not rated for protection from solids.
Liquid rating 5 – suitable for outdoor use during poor weather. Protected from low powered water jets from all directions.
These heaters are the perfect addition to any bar, restaurant, smoking area and so much more. They offer an affordable and flexible way to provide heat to a large area without compromising on style or aesthetics.
How much does the ShadowPlus+ 3kW Patio Heater cost to run?
Based on a purchase price of £529.99 (check latest price) these patio heaters will cost you just 7.5p per hour before electricity.
We base our running costs off an average of 14.7p per kWh in the U.K.
Heater running costs:
Full Power (3000W) – 3.0kW x 1 hour = 3.0kWh x 14.7p = 44.1p (per hour)
75% Power (2250W) – 2.25kW x 1 hour = 2.25kWh x 14.7p = 33.075p (per hour)
50% Power (1500W) – 1.5kW x 1 hour = 1.5kWh x 14.7p = 22.05p (per hour)
Assuming we were to use this heater for 9 hours per day (9am-5pm / 6pm-3am).
Full Power (3000W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £119.07
75% Power (2250W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £89.30
50% Power (1500W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £59.54
As far as commercial heating solutions go, this is well within the realms of affordable.
- Cost at time of review (7th September 2017):
Black – £529.99 – Check Latest Price | Silver – £529.99 – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Infrared
- Suitable for: Commercial
- Comes with: 4.5m Power Cable, Mounting Chains & Wall Bracket, Remote Control
- Height: 10cm
- Depth: 14.5cm
- Width: 115cm
- Weight: 2.3kg
- Power settings: 1500W / 2250W / 3000W
- Cost to run (per hour): 22.05p / 33.075p / 44.1p
- Additional: IPX5 Rated
Just like the standard Shadow heater, this isn’t the cheapest commercial heater on the market, but you’re paying for quality and longevity with these heaters. Also available in a 2000W edition [easyazon_link identifier="B00I4841ZU" locale="UK" tag="patiomate-21" cart="n"]Black[/easyazon_link] | [easyazon_link identifier="B00C5EAQQC" locale="UK" tag="patiomate-21" cart="n"]Silver[/easyazon_link].
If you need a noiseless solution to heating your indoor or outdoor business area, then we can’t recommend these heaters enough.