Has 2 x 1Kw elements and operates via a pull switch, weighted base and tip over cut off.
Some facts about patio heaters - (from http://www.heat-outdoors.co.uk/
An average gas patio heater (13kW) emits approx, *3,300 KG CO2 per year
An equivalent (2kW) IR heater uses approx *500 KG CO2 per year
Electric Patio Heaters have only 15% of the CO2 footprint of Gas Patio Heaters
COST TO RUN
An average gas patio heater (13kW) costs approx £1.20 per hour in gas
An equivalent (2kW) IR heater uses approx 18p per hour in electricity
Electric Patio Heaters cost 15% of the running cost of Gas Patio Heaters
* Data Source Market Transformation Programme; used to inform Government decisions. The information and analysis form part of the Evidence Base created by Defra's Market Transformation Programme.
Gas heaters generate over 6.5 times as much CO2 as IR heaters
Gas heaters cost over 6.5 times as much to run as IR heaters
Gas heaters give off fumes
Gas heaters are noisy
Gas heaters have been implicated in serious burns accidents
Gas heaters heat 360 degrees around as well as straight up! 70% is usually wasted
Gas heaters heat the air and not the people. One gust and all the heat is gone.
Gas heaters are an environmental nightmare
Gas heaters are difficult to switch and are usually lit and then left on all evening
Electric IR heaters are efficient. They warm the people and not the air.
Electric IR heaters are clean
Electric IR heaters are silent
Electric IR heaters emit no smelly fumes
Electric IR heaters cost a fraction of the price to run hour for hour
Electric heaters can be switched off and on in a second and when used in conjunction with a remote switch and cost as little as one tenth of the price of gas heaters to run.