Electric Patio Heaters

Electric Patio Heater Reviews & Deals

We’ve reviewed the best electrical patio and outdoor heaters available on the market so you don’t have to!

Electric patio heaters tend to have the edge on gas heaters as they offer a lower upfront cost and on-going costs can be as little as 6p per hour for models with an economy mode. Most outdoor & garden electric patio heaters will cost between 14.7p @1kW and 29.4p @2kW to run per hour.

As well as being substantially cheaper than their gas counterparts, they also have a lower impact on the environment. The vast majority of electric heaters on the market are also weatherproof, meaning you can enjoy the heat when it starts misting (IPX4) or even in torrential downpours (IPX5+). Keep an eye out for the ingress protection rating (most are IPX4 and above).


Infrared Heaters

Infrared patio heaters are particularly economical to run and energy efficient as they work by generating heat via electromagnetic waves which cause molecules to oscillate and these releases energy in a similar way that the sun works. With the key difference being they do not release harmful ultraviolet rays and cannot produce the harmful effects like skin damage and melanoma.


Halogen Heaters

Halogen patio heaters are similar to infrared heaters, but work on a shortwave spectrum and required the user to be closer to the heater, providing a lower distribution of heat. As a result users can occasionally complain about a “burning scalp” sensation or experience dry eyes. We recommend that if you’re looking at a halogen heater you choose one with an oscillating feature to stave off the effects of the concentrated heat.


Carbon Heaters

Carbon fibre patio heaters provide a wide area of heat and an extremely long element life. Although the upfront cost is usually higher than a halogen or quartz heater, the on-going running costs are much lower!


You can see the latest prices for all your garden & outdoor electric patio heaters below. Check the heat coverage, style, cost to run & purchase and much more all with the click of a button.

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Mensa Heating Imus Under Table Infrared Heater

Mensa Heating Imus 550w Under Table Weatherproof Patio Heater Specially designed with safety in mind, these under table near infrared heaters are perfect for commercial or residential users that want to extend their outside time without catching a ...

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MYLEK® 3kW Electric Weatherproof Wall Mounted Patio Heater

The MyLek 3kW wall mounted patio heater is a white-label patio heater. Slightly more powerful than the existing 2.5kW Futura Deluxe patio heater and the 2kW Mylek heater. With a heating area of up to 30sqm for under £100!MYLEK® 3kW Electric ...

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MYLEK® 2kW Electric Weatherproof Wall Mounted Patio Heater Review

The MyLek 2kW wall mounted patio heater is a white-label patio heater. With the same specifications as the Futura Deluxe range but with a cheaper price tag!MYLEK® 2kW Electric Weatherproof Wall Mounted Patio Heater Review We won't go into ...

Chillchaser Shadow 1.5kW Patio Heater

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.

Optima Heaters 1.8kW Tower Patio Heater

This freestanding heater from Optima Heaters offers up to 12sqm of heat coverage. It costs less than £200.00 and boasts a tonne of features. Read more and buy today.

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Tansun 2kW Sorrento Low Glare Patio Heater

The Tansun 2kW Sorrento patio heater is a low glare, commercial grade, weatherproof heater with optional modular installation and remote control operation available. Ideal for heating larger areas.

Warmwatcher 3kW Helios Electric Patio Heater

With a superior weatherproof rating of IP55 and heating coverage of up to 30SQM the Helios Warmwatcher is an excellent heater, but it comes at a cost!

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Firefly 1.8kW OL2152 Wall Mounted Patio Heater

This weatherproof, wall-mounted patio heater from Firefly offers multiple power settings, an adjustable tilt and up to 6.25sqm of infrared heat. All for under £35.00!

Firefly 1.8kW OL2801 Weatherproof Patio Heater

This floor standing or wall mounted patio heater from Firefly provides instant infrared heat and comes with a superior ingress protection rating of IP55.

Firefly 1.8kW “Black Heat” Patio Heater

Read our review of the Firefly 1.8kW Black Heat patio heater. With advanced weatherproof properties, offering no-glare infrared heat and remote control operation!

Optima Heaters 2kW Edge Patio Heater

Click here to read our review of the Optima Heaters 2kW Edge patio heater. Get the latest price and see all the amazing features before buying one.

Alfresco Heaters 8kW ALF80 Patio Heater

Click here to read our review and get the latest price for the Alfresco Heaters ALF80 dual element 8kW patio heater. Made from G4 stainless steel with weatherproof properties.

Alfresco Heaters 2.5kW ALF25 Patio Heater

The Alfresco Heaters range are made in Ireland. They come with extra long element life and are affordable commercial grade patio heaters. Click here to read more.

Optima Heaters 2.8kW Blade Patio Heater

This advanced heater comes with superior heat coverage at very affordable price. With an array of features only seen on £300+ heaters but for a fraction of the price. Keep reading to find out more!Optima Heaters - 2.8kW Blade Wall or Ceiling ...

Garden Glow 2000W Wall Mounted Patio Heater

Click here to read our review of the Garden Glow 2kW wall mounted patio heater. Packed with features and supplied with remote control and mounting bracket!

Firefly 1.5kW Wall Mounted Patio Heater

Click here to read our review of this 5-star rated Firefly 1.5kW wall mounted or floor standing weatherproof patio heater before you buy one.

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Chillchaser ShadowPlus+ 3kW Patio Heater

Click here to read our review of the Chillchaser ShadowPlus+ 3kW commercial patio heater. Check the latest prices and see why it received 5-stars!

Firefly 2.1kW Adjustable Patio Heater Review

Another Firefly patio heater today. This time in the form of a weatherproof infrared floor standing heater. With prices from just £104.99 *check latest price*. Is it worth it? Let's find out.Firefly - 2.1kW Weatherproof Floor Standing Electric ...

Optima Heaters 1.5kW Advanced Patio Heater

A weatherproof heater with built-in "soft-glo" lights and remote control function. Instant infrared heat when you need it!

Burda 4kW, 6kW & 8kW RTTV Tower Palms Patio Heater

Do you need a commercial heater that offers complete waterproof and weatherproof features with a phenomenal heating range? Then German based Burda have the perfect heater for you!Burda Tower Palms Weatherproof Patio Heater Review We were ...

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Futura Deluxe 2kW Wall Mounted Patio Heater

Read our review of the 5 star rated Futura Deluxe 2kW patio heater. Suitable for indoor and outdoor usage, with superior weatherproof qualities.