The Best Electric Patio Heaters 2021

This year more than ever, many of us have spent a lot of our time socialising outside, whether sitting out in the garden or meeting in the park. With the British weather typically never on our side, chances are you’ve had to endure some chilly alfresco dining too. It’s for this reason patio heaters have continued to increase in popularity. Providing effective radiant warmth to help tackle the cold, they’re a sure-fire way to achieve indoor comfort in outside areas. We’re looking at the best electric patio heaters of 2021, to help you find the ideal outdoor heater for your garden or terrace.  

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Affordable & Effective: The Ecostrad Heatglo

Price: £149.99

Create the perfect ambience in your garden with the Ecostrad Heatglo – one of our most affordable outdoor electric patio heaters for sale this year.

Top 5 features

  • Ultra-low glare amber bulb
  • Splash resistant IPX4 rating
  • Instant radiant warmth
  • Simple on/off switch
  • Wall & ceiling mounted installation

With a glossy black finish and a warm amber bulb, the Heatglo is not only practical, but discreet and versatile too. Delivering fast and effective warmth through shortwave infrared heat, it gets to work instantly, supplying a deep level of warmth that isn’t lost easily to draughts or breezes. Warming people and surfaces directly, it works incredibly well at offsetting colder temperatures.

Fitted with a 2000w bulb, for robust and reliable warmth, this heater works particularly well in domestic settings. So, if you’re looking for a way to keep your small garden or patio warm during the evenings and colder months, the Heatglo is a perfect choice. It can even be paired with an easy-to-use external controller for those who prefer to control their heating from a distance. In terms of the best electric patio heater, the Heatglo is certainly a great all-rounder.

Suitable for: small commercial and domestic gardens as well as sheds, garages and other uninsulated garden rooms. Sheltered spaces are usually best for the Heatglo as they offer extra protection against harsher weather.

Sleek & Stylish: The Ecostrad Sunglo

Price: £169.99

Bring a touch of elegance to your garden with the Ecostrad Sunglo. Easily one of our most popular patio heaters yet, the Sunglo not only has an edge when it comes to style, but it also brings a level of sophistication to any outside space.

Top 5 features

  • Unique & elegant honeycomb grill
  • Robust IP65 weatherproof rating
  • 2-stage power output
  • Remote control included
  • Reduced light & low glare element

With a remote control included and a two stage power output, controlling the Sunglo is not only easy, but efficient too, making it the best choice for those who care about aesthetics as well as saving energy. Sporting an attractive, honeycomb grill and soothing amber bulb, this outdoor electric heater is a great addition to any garden or patio.

The Sunglo lives up to its name too, producing invigorating near infrared warmth that mimics the natural heat of the sun, only without the damaging UV rays. It comes with an IP65 weatherproof rating too, so you can keep warm no matter the weather. Plus, with special gold-coated reflectors fitted on the inside of this heater, warmth is always projected outwards to where it’s needed most. So, if you’re looking for a stylish, yet practical electric patio heater to keep you warm throughout the year, the Sunglo is ideal.

Suitable for: standard sized, modern outdoor seating areas, both domestic and commercial. Garages, sheds and other similar garden rooms needing a chic but discreet heating solution.

Contemporary & Cutting Edge: The Ecostrad Thermaglo

Price: £199.99

A striking patio heater with a teardrop design, the Ecostrad Thermaglo provides a subtle level of warmth, combining contemporary aesthetics with effective outdoor heating.

Top 5 features

  • Mellow, mediumwave infrared warmth
  • Water-resistant IP55 rating
  • 4-stage power output & timer
  • Remote control included
  • Integrated LED display

The Thermaglo offers modern flair in a variety of ways, boasting several cutting-edge features. This includes it its carbon fibre heating element which provides effective, mellow warmth best used over longer periods of time. It emits a soft, ruby glow, striking the ideal balance between subtlety and style, perfectly suited for commercial settings such as beer gardens and outdoor dining.

Available with a remote control, the Thermaglo allows you to switch between 800w, 1200w, 1600w, or 2000w power outputs. This means you can adjust your heating to suit your preferences, whilst also saving energy on those warmer, summer days when you might not need maximum heat output. With an integrated timer function, you can tailor your outdoor heating to come on at set intervals, either to match your own routine or the opening times of your business. This way, you can heat your patio or terrace to perfection, time and time again.

Suitable for: covered outside spaces such as seating areas with pergolas or sheltered terraces. It’s also great for hard-to-heat indoor spaces such as workshops and garages.

An electric patio heater for every outdoor space

This year more than ever, patio and garden heating couldn’t be more important. From freestanding to wall mounted outdoor heaters, as well as low glare and no glare options, there’s a patio heater to suit every type of garden. Whether you’re looking for a way to stay warm during BBQ season, or would like the finest heating solution for your pub’s new beer garden, we have a range of styles and sizes to match. So, join in the outdoor heating revolution today by purchasing from our range of best patio heaters for 2021.