Home and Garden December 21, 2022
It’s that time of year again. The colder nights are well and truly drawing in and that patio you got installed for the Summer? Forget it. Covered in leaves and all manner of detritus, what use is it now? Especially as the temperature is now dropping and nobody wants to be outside in the cold. What to do, what to do…
Well, (short of turning up the central heating to max and flinging the patio doors open -doesn’t work by the way, trust me!) there’s not many better ways of heating up that outside space than with a patio heater. This one from Devola has a decent height, standing at 130 cm tall, just right for people-sitting-down-in-chairs size which is far more likely what your guests will be doing this time of year! The base is a good weight ensuring it needs a strong wind to even stand a chance of knocking this down so it shouldn’t be an issue in most cases, just make sure you store it inside somewhere when not in use. Saying that it’s also rated at IP65, meaning it can handle being left out in light rain for a bit so don’t panic too much if that bad weather appears out of nowhere.
The heat itself is adjustable with 3 different power outputs, 650, 1300 and 2000 Watts and a remote control so you don’t even have to get up to change it to whatever is most suitable for your environment. And to help out those who are forgetful, you can set the timer to switch the heater off but only in hourly increments up to a maximum of 9 hours. A standard plug socket is enough for this and the cable is 1.8 metres long, hopefully enough to get it where you need it outside.
- Fairly solid
- Different heat settings
- Remote control
- Weather resistant
- Cable could be longer
- Expensive to run at higher wattages