Optima Heaters 2kW Edge Patio Heater
Using just 2000W of power this advanced vertically wall mounted heater from Optima Heaters boasts up to 14sqm of heat distribution. It also comes with a handy remote control and a carbon fibre heating element which should last you over 8,000 hours. If that’s not enough it has an ingress protection rating of IP55 making it suitable for indoor or outdoor use, whatever the weather!
- Optima Heaters – 2kW Edge Vertically Wall Mounted Weatherproof Patio Heater Review
- How much does the Optima Heaters 2kW Edge Patio Heater cost to run?
- Heater Specifications
- PatioMate’s Thoughts
- Optima Heaters 2kW Edge Patio Heater
Optima Heaters – 2kW Edge Vertically Wall Mounted Weatherproof Patio Heater Review
Updated 27th September to reflect price decrease.
We’ve had nothing but positive things to say about Optima Heaters and the Edge is no exception. It comes with all the bells and whistles of the blade like built-in PIR sensors, remote control activation etc, but has a reduced maximum heating area coverage (14sqm vs 22sqm).
It’s also a bit more expensive than the blade, but offers a unique vertically mounted installation method for those lacking the space to hang a heater either horizontally, from the ceiling or free standing.
Interested? Keep reading to find out more.
The Optima Heaters Edge consumes just 2kW but offers up to 14sqm of heat coverage. This is better than average, with most 2kW heaters providing 8-15sqm – the exception, of course, being the Veito S2000 which offers 25sqm of heat but you’ll be paying upwards of £60 more for the privilege.
Suitable for both commercial and home users with a wide heating angle of 130°.
Bulb Life & Heating Type
The entire range of Optima Heaters use advanced carbon fibre elements rather than a traditional halogen bulb, this provides us with an extended element life of over 8,000-hours of instant radiative heat.
Power Settings & Specifics
With no adjustable power settings, you get what you are given with this heater – Which is why this is very much a commercial heater rather than one for the home user.
It does have an economy mode which activates the PIR sensor. This will turn off the heater when no movement has been detected for 4 minutes. This saves the hassle and the added cost of installing a timer or push-button switch in your beer garden!
Each edge heater comes with a 1-metre power cable and 3-pin British standard plug. The power is rated at 220-240v, 50/60Hz.
With low glare carbon elements, your customers will watch in awe as they feel the heat radiating from this stunning heater.
Features & Extras
Supplied with – PIR sensor economy mode, 8,000+ hour element life, remote control, wall mounting brackets, off-timer & overheat protection. Topped off with a fantastic 2-year warranty.
The Optima Edge is rated IP55 – and will work in all weather conditions.
Solid rating 5 – protection from dust and solids.
Liquid rating 5 – protection from low powered water jets.
If you need to heat your pub, club, restaurant or any outdoor (or indoor) area then these heaters might just be right for you. Definitely more of a commercial heater than a home heater unless you specifically need a vertically mounted wall patio heater.
How much does the Optima Heaters 2kW Edge Patio Heater cost to run?
Based on a purchase cost of £195.00 *check latest price* the hourly cost before electricity is just under 2 and a half pence (£0.024).
To calculate the electricity costs you need to do the following – based on the average price of electricity at 14.7p per kWh in the U.K.
Heater running costs:
Full Power (2000W) – 2kW x 1 hour = 2kWh x 14.7p = 29.4p (per hour)
Assuming we were to use this heater for 9 hours per day.
Full Power (2000W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £79.38
Very affordable as far as electric heating goes.
- Cost at time of review (15th September 2017): £189.00 – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Carbon, Infrared
- Suitable for: Home, Commercial
- Comes with: 1m Power Cable, Remote Control, Wall Mounting Brackets
- Height: 127cm
- Depth: 14.7cm
- Width: 19.5cm
- Weight: 7.2kg
- Power settings: 2000W
- Cost to run (per hour): 29.4p
- Additional: IP55 Rated, Economy Mode, Overheat Protection, 2-Year Warranty
If you purchase this heater directly from Optima Heaters you’ll be spending a bit more than you have to. With the official site pricing this at £249.00 + £12 shipping. If you purchase this heater via Amazon you’ll be saving £54 (at a purchase price of £195.00 + £12 shipping)!
Another outstanding all around heater from Optima Heater. We genuinely hope they come out with some patio heater tables in the near future.