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Stay cosy outdoors all year round: The best patio heaters of 2022

March 14, 2023 Paul

As we move into the spring and summer months, spending time outside on your patio or in your garden becomes an increasingly popular activity. But when the temperature starts to drop, you need a reliable and efficient patio heater to keep you warm and comfortable. Luckily, there are many great options available, and we’ve compiled a list of the top five best patio heaters of 2022 based on their popularity and sales.

Number 5 - Herschel Malibu

Step into ultimate luxury and comfort with the Herschel Malibu, the perfect addition to any outdoor space. With a stylish freestanding design and sleek powder-coated finish, this is not only visually stunning but also incredibly efficient.

Its powerful 2kW heater uses Herschel's warm glow, woven carbon fibre lamp to keep those close by comfortably warm, creating the perfect cosy ambiance for your outdoor space, whether it be your home patio or a restaurant terrace.

Not only is it incredibly efficient, but it is also portable and easy to set up and operate. With two power levels (50% and 100%) and a 0-24 hour timer, you can customise your experience with ease. Plus, the handy remote control means you can adjust the heat from the comfort of your seat.

Safety is also at the forefront of the design, with tip-over safety protection and mirror aluminium reflector plates to prevent rearward heat loss.

Its quick warm-up time of 5-10 seconds is perfect for when you want to feel the warmth right away. And the best part? This is not just for outdoor use. It can also be used as a portable indoor heater, making it an ideal top-up option for colder rooms, such as a conservatory.

Number 4 - Dimplex OPH13

Imagine being able to enjoy a warm and cosy outdoor dining experience, even on chilly nights. With the Dimplex OPH13, you can make this dream a reality. This has been designed to provide long-lasting performance with an attractive modern design that's perfect for outdoor dining areas, or even heating for smokers.

Crafted with a sleek two-tone silver finish, this 1.3kW Quartz Infrared model is designed and rated for permanent external installations, making it perfect for outdoor use. And with its instant heat, there's no need for expensive pre-heating, so you can start enjoying its warmth as soon as you turn it on.

Its 'in-situ' lamp replacement feature allows for easy maintenance, so you can keep it running smoothly for years to come. Plus, with its fitted guard included, you can rest easy knowing that it's safe and secure.

But what really sets it apart is its energy-efficient design. Unlike gas patio heaters that heat the air around them, this patio heater heats people directly, making it a cost-effective solution. And with the additional option of PIR sensors, touch sensors, or push switches, you can choose the lowest running costs to save even more energy.

The Dimplex OPH13 is approved by CE and IP24, giving you peace of mind that it meets rigorous safety and quality standards. So why wait? Bring warmth and style to your outdoor space now.

Number 3 - Herschel Miami

Introducing the Herschel Miami - the compact but mighty infrared heater from the performance range. Perfect for outdoor use, it is designed to provide an impressive heat output while keeping glare to a minimum.

Made from durable aluminium with a sleek white finish, it is built to last and won't rust or discolour. Plus, it's suitable for use even in coastal areas. Whether you want to mount it under a parasol, on a wall or ceiling, it is flexible enough to meet your needs.

What sets it apart from other models on the market is its specially designed low glare heating lamp. Not only does it produce a pleasant orange light, but the mirror aluminium reflector plates ensure that 98% of the infrared heat is projected forward - making it highly efficient.

Please note that in areas with air movement and wind, the infrared spread may reduce by 1/3 to 1/2. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Simply increase the number of heaters proportionally and you'll be good to go.

With this model, you get a high-performance, low glare lamp that delivers excellent weather protection (IP65) and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Plus, the on/off switch is conveniently located at the rear of the heater for easy access.

So why wait? Get ready to enjoy the benefits of the Herschel Miami that's perfect for any outdoor space.

Number 2 - Herschel Florida

Introducing the Herschel Florida, the ultimate solution for comfortable outdoor heating. This sleek and stylish freestanding patio heater has been designed with both domestic and commercial settings in mind, offering a warm and inviting glow that will instantly transform your outdoor space.

Crafted from durable stainless steel and aluminium, it is built to last and comes equipped with Herschel's cutting-edge long lifetime middle wave lamp technology. The result is a warm and gentle heat that is perfect for those seated near the heater, without any annoying glare.

It is incredibly easy to operate, with an integrated power switch that allows you to adjust the heat to your desired level. Choose from two power settings, 50% or 100% power, depending on your needs. Safety is also a top priority, with a built-in tip over protection feature and the option to bolt the base to the floor for added stability.

With a 40mm diameter pole, it is suitable for use through the parasol hole in most patio tables, making it the ideal choice for alfresco dining. And thanks to its long life, quality components, you can rest assured that this outdoor heater will provide many years of comfortable warmth.

Assembly is required, but with its splashproof IP44 rating, it is suitable for sheltered or semi-covered areas, making it the perfect addition to your outdoor space. So why wait? Upgrade your patio today and enjoy the ultimate in outdoor comfort.

Number 1 - Herschel Havana

Are you looking for a cost-effective, portable, and easy-to-use heater for your patio or conservatory? Look no further than the Herschel Havana. There is a reason this is our bestselling model and it isn't just its price.

It is compact and freestanding, making it the perfect addition to your outdoor space. With a warm orange glow, it is designed to gently warm those sitting close to it, providing instant, localised warmth. It's perfect for positioning underneath an outdoor table, where it can take the chill off your legs on colder evenings.

It utilises Herschel's long-life carbon fibre middle wave lamp, which is the very latest in outdoor heating technology. And the best part? It's easy to operate. Simply plug it in and switch it on, and you'll have the extra warmth you need in no time.

The Havana is also completely silent and odour-free in operation. It's lightweight and has a handle for ease of movement, so you can take it wherever you need it. And with tip-over protection built-in, the heater will turn off if it's not upright, ensuring your safety. Plus, it has a unique low surface temperature protective finish, so you won't have to worry about getting burned if you accidentally touch it.

With just 800W, the Havana is a low wattage option that won't break the bank. It will only cost you around 27p per hour to run, assuming a 34p per kWh electricity cost.

So, whether you're looking for a temporary heater for your conservatory or garden room, or you want a portable option for your next camping or caravanning trip with an electric supply, this is the perfect choice for you.

Overall, these top-selling patio heaters of 2022 offer something for everyone, from portable options for those on the go to powerful free-standing heaters for larger outdoor spaces. Whichever option you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space in comfort and warmth, no matter what the weather brings.