A gazebo is an essential feature of many British gardens, providing shade during hot spells and shelter during showers. Not only do they cater for changeable weather conditions, but they also act as a freestanding garden room for your favourite outdoor space. However, with these hard-to-heat areas being susceptible to the chill, it’s worth considering the best ways of keeping them warm. We’ll be looking at the most effective options available, so you don’t have let the UK weather stop you from making the most out of your garden hotspot.
What’s the best way to heat a gazebo?
When it comes to heating a gazebo, you can't go wrong with electric patio heaters.
Portable, efficient and highly effective, they provide a deep level of radiant warmth that isn't easily blown away by draughts or breezes. This is because, rather than heating the surrounding the air, infrared patio heaters warm people and objects directly, making them ideal for outdoor sheltered areas where a more lasting type of warmth is needed.
Yes, you can place a patio heater under a gazebo – but you should always read through a product’s installation manual carefully, following all safety instructions provided. It’s important to position a patio heater away from any flammable material, so it’s worth finding a suitable spot in advance, which may mean rearranging your garden furniture slightly. Some patio heaters are compatible with freestanding installation when purchased with a stand, which means you can safely move the heater to wherever it’s needed most in your gazebo.
Why electric patio heaters are the ideal solution for your gazebo
When it comes to using electric patio heaters for keeping your gazebo warm, there are a number of advantages, such as:
- No plumbing required: providing your garden has access to electricity and you’re using a plug socket with a suitable IP rating, you won’t need to spend a small fortune on extending your plumbing. Better yet – most patio heaters are compatible with plug and go installation.
- Quick installation: for those wanting to warm their gazebo on a flexible basis, there are a number of DIY-friendly electric patio heaters that take no time to install. For a more permanent fitting, we’d recommend getting your system hardwired by a qualified electrician - a quick and straightforward job that won’t require lengthy call-outs.
- Sustainable: being 100% efficient at point of use, an electric heater converts all energy into usable heat, making it an eco-friendly, energy-saving option.
- Versatile: with so many different styles available, there’s a patio heater to suit every type of gazebo.
What are the most effective options?
We’ve narrowed down the top three cutting-edge heaters that would be ideal solutions for your gazebo:
With a simple flick of a switch, the Solaglo delivers fast acting heat that warms your gazebo in a matter of minutes. Highly responsive, this heater emits a mellow, lasting glow that ensures your gazebo stays cosy despite the nip in the air. Not only will the Solaglo warm your space effectively, but it also comes with a robust IP65 weatherproof rating, making it an exceptional choice for your gazebo. It can even be used in hard-to-heat indoor areas, like your garden workshop or shed, making this heater a truly versatile option. Contemporary in design, the sleekness of the Solaglo will also ensure that you can enjoy a warm, cosy gazebo in style.
Offering a reduced glare for discreet heating, the Thermaglo is built with sophisticated carbon fibre technology designed to gently warm sheltered outdoor spaces and emit a soft ruby glow. This heater offers a range of control functions, with the remote letting you select between 800w, 1200w, 1600w and 2000w outputs, so you can easily adjust your heating on hotter days to save energy. But that’s not all – the Thermaglo also comes with a timer function, which can be set for up to nine-hour intervals. So, if you use your gazebo for three hours every Friday night to host family and friends, you can schedule your heating ahead of time, for the perfect temperature right when you need it. Once those three hours are up, the heater will automatically switch off, eliminating the need for manual adjustment. Excellent controllability, comfortable warmth and energy-saving tools – the Thermaglo is a modern choice for gazebo heating.
The Sunglo provides a deep level of near infrared heat that warms people and objects directly whilst counteracting those colder outdoor temperatures. Built with special gold-coated reflectors on the inside of the housing, all the warmth produced by this patio heater will be projected where it’s needed most. Like the Thermaglo, this heater comes with a handy remote control that allows you to choose between 50% or 100% output, so you can easily adjust the heater based on the weather that day. A blue, green and red light on the display will conveniently tell you which output the heater is operating on, making heat management easy and accessible.
Modern gazebo heaters for all year round
With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to browse our versatile range of sophisticated gazebo heaters. Designed to provide controllable, lasting warmth to sheltered areas, our innovative selection will allow you to enjoy a cosy gazebo all year round.