Outdoor heaters a must in the UK climate

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If you like being outside whether for an adventure or just a quick chill afternoon, having an outdoor heater will definitely come in handy. During seasons when the weather goes from cold to very cold, bringing your own outdoor electric heater can switch things up. No longer will you think twice about whether or not it’s a good idea to have fun outdoors. 

Family times can be awesome when you’re hanging out on your patio or your backyard. Celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, and other achievements will always be joyful with wide-open spaces and your loved ones around. A reliable outdoor patio heater can surely help out in controlling the temperature while being together.

Going out with your friends can also sometimes feel a bit tiring and you’d rather just stay at home in your backyard and not go too crazy like before. You might also opt to go camping or have a beachside chill night with the closest people you have in your life. 

If you own a business, you might also find having outdoor infrared heaters helpful. By having these types of heater, you’ll be able to provide more space for your customers, especially those who prefer outside seating. As a business owner, it’s part of your task to give the best experience for your patrons. This includes giving them a space that’s comfortable and cozy.

Outdoor Heaters for All Types of Weather

Tansun Outdoor Heaters

One feature that can elevate an outdoor electric heater is if it can operate and withstand all types of weather. Since it’s mostly used during cold days, this means that there’s a chance it might rain while you’re using the outdoor heater.

Because of this, having waterproof heating equipment can give you and your visitors warmth despite having rain. One example of this product is the Tansun RIO IP. It is an IP-rated outdoor heater keeping it safe from a drizzle should you use it while it’s raining. Because of its size, it’s easy to transport and is usable for small spaces. This is perfect for smoking areas, awnings, terraces, and parasols to name a few. 

If you’ve got a patio that can fit a small family, then you don’t have to go all out on the size and its heat coverage area. However, if you do plan on using one out in your patios or garden, then a much larger outdoor heater is needed. Check out the Tansun Sorrento Double 4kW Outdoor Heater. It’s got all the waterproofing the Tansun RIO IP has plus the addition of a wider heat coverage area of 26 sqm.

These heaters are manufactured in the UK using sturdy materials to make them more robust. Designed for long-term use, the exterior of the Tansun Sorrento is made out of an aluminum extrusion body. To help with covering such a wide space, it’s got wide beam reflectors that can directly heat a specific area by projecting infrared heatwaves.

If you own a restaurant or a bar, you might wanna start looking into this model and others we have at QBIC.

Safe Outdoor Heaters

Tansun Rio Grande Outdoor Heater

Aside from providing warmth, outdoor heaters also need to be extra safe for use. It should be designed in such a way that it can be used almost anywhere and can be easily operated. One of the ways outdoor heating companies do this is by installing safety guards on their equipment. This way, the rails can prevent items from touching the heating lamps.

As an addition, some outdoor electric heaters provide a way for you to decrease the glare you and your visitors can see. The Tansun Rio Grande comes with an optional gold reflector that keeps your eyes safer from possible direct glare. It also comes with a universal burning HeLen gold lamp. To ease things up you can adjust this lamp based on your preferences. You can mount it horizontally or at an angle.

If you’re looking for an outdoor heater that warms your patrons in a more direct way, this is the heater for you. The Tansun Rio Grande utilizes shortwave infrared heat to be more effective. We recommend having this outdoor infrared heater in places like alfresco dining seats, smoking areas, bars, and terraces.

Convenient Outdoor Electric Heaters

Tansun Double Outdoor Heater

Heaters are highly useful, especially for people who live in places that experience low temperatures all year round. And in places like these, it might be common to see several outdoor electric heaters being installed in a single establishment. This way, the heat can be distributed throughout the room.

Putting one heater in several corners can surely keep things warm and cozy despite cold winds. However, the challenge of controlling several heaters at once can come up. It’s a bit of a hassle individually configure each heater manually. This is especially true if you have several rooms that have heaters in each.

The best solution for this is to have a web of receivers that can be adjusted using a remote control. The QBIC store has Tansun Wireless Receivers you can purchase and easily install into your homes and places of business. Using this receiver, you can control your outdoor heaters and dim them down using the four presets available: OFF, 50%, 75%, and 100% depending on your need.

A Tansun Remote Control is needed to operate these receivers. The good thing is, the remote control can be used to control up to 1000 outdoor infrared heaters at once. Most people probably won’t have this much heating equipment in your space, but it sure is nice to have the option should you expand your business.

With this setup, you can also save on your energy costs. It might not be easily noticeable, but over time, these tiny savings can get you huge savings on your operational expenses.


There are several outdoor heating brands you can choose from in the market. And if you’re looking for one, it’s best to see if they fit your needs. The first thing you need to check is the size of the space you want to use outdoor heaters in. The number of frequent visitors also matter so that you can estimate the number of heaters you need to install.

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