Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How high from the ground should my Patio be fixed?
A. Most Patio Heaters should be mounted from 2.2-2.5 metres high from the ground. Larger 4 kW heaters can be mounted up to 3.5 metres on occasions.
Q. Can I mount inside my gazebo?
A. Yes, you can mount your heater to any solid structure. There will be mounting brackets available that suit your gazebos construction material, such as wooden beams, metal poles or stone structure of some kind.
Q. Can I mount my Patio Heater indoors?
A. Patio Heaters can be used indoors and can provide instant heat at the touch of a button.
Q. Do I need an electrician to install my Patio Heater?
A. A basic Patio Heater plugs into a socket, so if you feel confident about safely mounting your heater to the wall you don't need to employ an electrician. If your heater is above 3 kW, or linking to multiple heaters, then you will need an electrician.
Q. What level of clearance do I need around the Patio Heater?
A. You will need approximately 30 cm below a ceiling or away from the corner of the wall.
Q. If it's still raining, can I still install the Patio Heater outside?
A. Most Patio Heaters are IP65 rated, which will make them weather resistant, so they can be installed in any outdoor situation.
Q. Can electric heaters be wired together, and plugged into a standard 13A socket using a standard three pin plug?
A. Yes, they can be wired together, as long as the combined power they are drawing doesn't exceed 13 Amps. The maximum power that can be put through a conventional UK fused plug socket is 13 Amps.
Q. How much do Patio Heaters cost to run?
A. A number of factors determine the running costs, such as: efficiency, the level of heat you need, and your electricity tariff. usually, you can expect a cost of between 20-30 pence per hour to run your Patio Heater.