Livivo 2kW Weatherproof Patio Heater
This entry level heater from Livivo is on-par with the Oypla or Optima Heaters wall mounted patio heaters. Let’s take a look and see if it has anything new to offer!
- Livivo – 2kW Weatherproof Freestanding & Wall Mounted Electric Patio Heater Review
- How much does the Livivo 2kW Patio Heater cost to run?
- Heater Specifications
- PatioMate’s Thoughts
- Livivo 2kW Weatherproof Electric Patio Heater
Livivo – 2kW Weatherproof Freestanding & Wall Mounted Electric Patio Heater Review
Depending on whether you’re wall mounting or using the stand for this heater, it should provide a heating area of between 5-8sqm.
This is on-par with all other heaters in this price range.
We were happy to see this heater is adjustable and has a 45 degree up-down adjustable heating element. The free standing version has an adjustable height of between 1.74m and 2.1m.
Bulb Life & Heating Type
Supplied with quartz heating elements these infrared heaters will provide instant medium wave heat to you and your guests.
As with other quartz elements you can expect a lifespan of up to 5,000 hours.
Power Settings & Specifics
As standard this heater comes with 3 power settings – 650W / 1300W / 2000W – excellent for saving money when it’s not cold enough to warrant the full 2kw.
Unfortunately the power cable is only 1.7-metres long. This budget patio heaters really could do with increasing the length of the power cord so we don’t have to spend extra on extension cords.
Power info: 220-240v, 50/60Hz.
With a basic black steel design it doesn’t stand out and offers a practical way to heat your garden or indoor area.
Features & Extras
The wall mounted version comes with wall mounting bracket and screws, while the free standing version comes with floor stand and brackets.
Power settings can be controlled via the handy pull switch. It comes with integrated over-heat protection as well for added safety.
This heater offers a basic IPx4 ingress protection rating.
Solid rating X – not rated for protection from solids.
Liquid rating 4 – this heater will survive through splashing water such as rain, although we don’t recommend running it during wet weather!
We’d recommend this heater for anyone on a budget who wants to bring a little warmth to either the indoors or outdoors. It would work in both a home or commercial environment but we’d suggest keeping this heater at home.
How much does the Livivo 2kW Patio Heater cost to run?
If we purchase the base model at £28.99 our cost before electricity assuming an element life of 5,000 hours is just £0.00559. This is amazingly affordable, just edging out the Oypla and Optima Heater by a fraction of a penny.
To calculate the on-going costs we need to do a little bit of math. Based on the average price of 14.7p per kWh in the U.K.
Heater running costs:
Full Power (2000W) – 2.0kW x 1 hour = 2.0kWh x 14.7p = 29.4p (per hour)
Mid Power (1300W) – 1.3kW x 1 hour = 1.3kWh x 14.7p = 19.11p (per hour)
Low Power (650W) – 0.65kW x 1 hour = 0.65kWh x 14.7p = 9.555p (per hour)
Assuming we were to use this heater for 2 hours per day.
Full Power (2000W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £17.64
Mid Power (1300W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £11.47
Low Power (650W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £5.73
Our baseline running cost of this heater is 9.5p per hour on the lowest power setting.
- Cost at time of review (5th September 2017): £27.95 – Check Latest Price / £39.95 – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Quartz, Infrared
- Suitable for: Home
- Comes with: 1.8m Power Cable, Optional Stand
- Height: 30cm (up to 2.1m with stand)
- Depth: 20cm
- Width: 50cm
- Weight: 2kg (9kg with stand)
- Power settings: 650W / 1300W / 2000W
- Cost to run (per hour): 9.555p / 19.11p / 29.4p
- Additional: IPX4 Rated
This is the new cheapest heater on the market. It offers great value and some weatherproof features. It’s not a game-changer by any means but if you’re looking for the cheapest electric patio heater on the market (at time of review) then you’ve found it!