Alfresco Dining Heating

Alfresco dining areas can add another dimension to a restaurant or bar, increasing capacity and adding an attractive and trendy to inside dining. However, they are exceptionally problematic to heat due to the large open space lacking sufficient insulation and room to place large heaters. Additionally, these dining areas are outside and at the mercy of the extremely unpredictable mother nature, making effective heating all year round challenging.

Often, this results in bars and restaurants only utilising their alfresco dining areas when the weather and temperature outside permits, resulting in wasted space and reduced capacity during the colder months.

All of these issues are as a direct result of the use of traditional heating systems in these areas, such as large gas heaters. The setback with these types of systems is that they are not energy efficient as they are affected by external factors such as wind, moreover they take up a lot of valuable floor space. This frequently leads to them not even being used, consequently resulting in a cold area.

In order to ensure that the dining area can be used, a dedicated heating system is vital. Not only do infrared heaters extend the months that the area can be used in, in turn increasing the capacity of the bar/restaurant, they are highly energy efficient and cost effective.

Benefits of using infrared heating in alfresco dining areas

  • Infrared light penetrates the air quickly in a way similar to how the sun heats the air, providing instant heat in the surrounding area, regardless of outside temperature.
  • Infrared invisible light is not affected by wind and other weather conditions, saving money on energy costs.
  • Infrared heaters can be used to heat specific target areas using zone control, preventing energy wastage in parts of the alfresco area not in use.
  • Extends the ‘terrace season,’ allowing bars and restaurants to enjoy the outdoor areas for longer periods of the year, increasing capacity and profit.
  • Infrared heaters can be mounted on walls, unlike traditional systems, therefore not taking up valuable floor space.
  • Infrared heating systems do not create a ‘stuffy’ environment unlike gas heaters. This is because they target specific surfaces, reducing heat loss to the environment.
  • They are weatherproof, so are ideal for outdoor areas.

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Glenn Nash
Glenn Nash
2022-03-16
Verified
I purchased a wall mounted infrared panel for my conservatory - it has worked very well in keeping the area comfortably warm even during the coldest weather. Glenn Nash
Glenda Mosdell
Glenda Mosdell
2022-03-16
Verified
I bought this infrared panel heater from this company to heat a small office in my shop. Their website was easy to use and gave useful information to choose the correct wattage for my space. The order arrive quickly. It was easy to attach to the wall and only needed to be plugged into a wall socket. It has been working well and I am very pleased with it. I would order from this company again.
Debbie Beckley
Debbie Beckley
2022-02-25
Verified
A big thank you for the wonderful panel. I was able to measure the area needed and select the correct sized panel, and yes it heats well and very little added costs to my electricity bill each month. I will be buying a couple more for other rooms.
Caroline Watkinson
Caroline Watkinson
2022-02-17
Verified
Brilliant service and excellent products
Julian Di Maio
Julian Di Maio
2022-01-25
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We are a shopfitting company relying on tight deadlines. IHS supply a very efficient service with all deliverys landing as i want them. Top service all round.
Rui Rodrigues
Rui Rodrigues
2022-01-21
Verified
Already bought 2 infrared panels from this company. Both times service was great an all went smoothly. The panels work great and although I was sceptical about its perm once before buying it, after installing it, it works great and I went to buy a second one. Very easy to install and great value for money. Very sleek and thin as well. Thank you
Robyn Kesseck
Robyn Kesseck
2021-12-01
Verified
‘We find the 350 watt FIR heater ideal when sitting at a desk or in a comfy chair – a gentle heat which keeps you warm in a cold room. You can run it for hours and only use a unit or two of electricity.’ Andrew King
Austin Kimm
Austin Kimm
2021-11-29
Verified
Good service excellent product. Works much better than any other type of heater we have (3kw bar heater).
John Russell
John Russell
2021-11-26
Verified
We have a 1900s terraced house with a rear "lean to" designed kitchen with a chimney and open fire. We have had a variety of coal fires and back burner boilers, some with a gas fire on the front. The chimney was always a problem due to a poor design of the kitchen chimney and its position near the main house roof. Finally we opted for a modern wall mounted gas boiler which vented through the kitchen wall. The options for heating the kitchen itself were an extension to the main radiator system or electric heaters. Like all fitted kitchens floor space was a problem. We decided to try an IR panel mounted on the ceiling and controlled through a simple socket plug-in thermostat with the intention of adding another if successful. It worked perfectly and so far we have not needed another. Choosing, buying and delivery was painless. No problems at all - thoroughly recommended.