Waterproof or weatherproof patio heaters are the latest and greatest thing to arrive on the market for home and commercial users alike. Never again will you have to worry about quickly shutting off your heaters because of a bit of bad weather.
The majority of patio heaters are rated IPX4 (Ingress Protection Rating) and above, which means they can withstand the splashing of water for 5 minutes or more. Wikipedia states the following – (Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect, utilizing either: a) an oscillating fixture, or b) A spray nozzle with no shield. Test a) is conducted for 10 minutes. Test b) is conducted (without shield) for 5 minutes minimum.)
Although we don’t recommend you leave your heaters running during torrential downpours, you can rest safe in the knowledge that a little bit of drizzle will no longer stop your patrons or friends and family from enjoying the British summer!
These commercial ultra low glare patio heaters from Chillchaser are affordable and stylish. They come with an ingress protection rating of IPX5 and will heat an area of up to 9sqm – ideal for smaller outdoor or indoor areas.
We love Firefly heaters, they’re built to last and come with an assortment of additional features. The Firefly 1.8kW Weatherproof Slimline Halogen Patio Heater is no exception! Read why we gave it 5 stars now.
Although this heater is slightly more expensive than other named brand heaters, we think it’s worth every penny. Read our review of the Prem-I-Air 2kW Weatherproof Electric Parasol Heater before parting with your hard earned money.
The Caloray 2000 isn’t your everyday patio heater. Offering both convective or reflective heat, fully waterproof and easy to maintain. See how we’ve rated it and find the cheapest deals on this heater!