Wall mounted halogen heaters are very popular, because not only are they cheap to run and buy. But there are so many different makes and models out there in the marketplace to choose from. But remember, like anything else that you buy electrical, you usually get what you pay for in terms of quality. Buy cheap, and you will get a cheap and inferior halogen heater which is not going to last you five minutes.
Things to Look for when buying wall mounted electric infrared halogen heaters.
Try to choose heaters that are designed to be post mounted as well as wall mountable, this is because it will give you more options when deciding on a place to fix the heaters. Most people tend to mount these heater outdoors, so being post mountable, will give you a lot more mounting options. Also if you are deciding to mount the heater outdoors, make sure that it is fully weatherproof and complys to all outdoor safety regulations before you buy and use it.
Another very important thing to take into consideration when buying wall mounted infrared halogen heaters is the size and length of cable that the heater as. If the cable is too short, then a longer cable will need to be fitted by a qualified electrician which can be a very costly job. Or you can add an extension lead to it, but because you are housing the heater outdoors, you will need to make sure that the lead is fully weatherproof as well.
Let's take a quick look at just three models of wall mounted electric halogen heaters that are out there in the marketplace. The first heater that we are going to look at is the Mojave Sun Black Steel Wall Mounted Infrared Patio Halogen Heater. This heater is heavy duty and runs off a very impressive 1500 watt lamp. 100% heat is produced within seconds with the heater operating at an heating efficiency level of around 90%. The heater can be used indoors as well as outdoors and as got an hard wearing ceramic glass front heating head, it also as a movable wall bracket so that you move the heater in the direction that you require heating. This heater is so cheap to buy and operate and will create an impressive 9 foot blanket of heat. It is kind to the environment, because it produces no toxic residuals or harmful emissions. Which you get from its propane heater counterparts. It is mainly constructed from durable and lightweight aluminum and also has a protective aluminum cover shied for added protection. The quartz halogen lamp which is used on the heater as a consumption rate of around 5000 hours, which ensures that you get years and years good use from every single bulb.
The second heater that we are going to look at is the Sunmaster Mounted Patio Heater. This heater runs off regular household electric and is made from durable cast aluminum. The halogen bulb produces 1200 watts of powers which can last approx 5000 hours before it needs replacing. This heater is perfect for heating up your balcony, terrace or patio space and produces an instant stream of heat within seconds of turning it on.
The third and final heater that we are going to look at is the Fire Sense Black Steel Wall Mounted Electric Infrared Patio Halogen Heater. This heavy duty and energy efficient heater feature silent operation with rapid heating capabilities. It as a 90% energy conversion rate and produces a nine foot blanked of heat which is surprisingly unaffected by wind. This heater is so cheap to operate as well, costing just 1/10 of the operating costs of standard LPG heaters. It can also operate off a 110 volt household current and is fully ETL approved. The dimensions of the heater when fully assembled is 22 inches long by 7.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches diameter and it weighs 8.8 pounds.