The Benefits of Infrared Heaters for Garden Rooms

The Benefits of Infrared Heaters for Garden Rooms

Heating garden rooms can be tricky, with such spaces being more draught-prone and poorly insulated than your main household. Combined with the ever-changing British weather, it’s no wonder that these rooms are often thought of as ‘hard-to-heat’ areas. Infrared heaters offer an excellent solution to this problem, providing long-lasting, comfortable warmth that you can easily adjust and control. We’ll be looking at what makes infrared heaters a perfect choice for your garden room, as well as explaining the many benefits they have to offer.

Why are infrared heaters ideal for garden rooms?

Infrared heaters produce deep, radiant heat that warms walls, surfaces and objects directly, rather than the surrounding air. This way, you don’t have to worry about warmth being blown away by draughts caused by poor insulation or open doors and windows. This type of gentle heat is great for garden rooms, largely because warmth is easily absorbed and retained by the surfaces of the room itself, providing lasting, effective heat to these typically chilly areas.

What are the benefits?

Besides providing your room with comfortable warmth, infrared heaters offer a range of other benefits that make them a prime heating solution for these spaces, such as:

Zero Plumbing

As most gardens have access to electricity, you won’t need to spend money on extending your plumbing to heat your garden room. Not only does this allow you to save on installation costs, but it also makes fitting your infrared heaters that much easier.

Easy Installation

Installing infrared heaters in your garden room is usually straightforward. Many are DIY-friendly and can be wall mounted, ceiling mounted or freestanding, depending on your preference. This means you can easily target specific spots that you want to keep warm, such as the seating areas in your summerhouse or workstation in your shed. Some infrared heaters require hardwired installation which would need to be carried out by a qualified electrician – a fairly simple task for a professional. Whether hardwired or fitted yourself, you can rest assured that the process will be quick and easy, so you can start enjoying effective warmth sooner rather than later.

Low Maintenance

Powered by electricity instead of gas, infrared heaters don’t need any annual servicing callouts or checks. Aside from occasional dusting to keep them in good condition, these heaters are virtually maintenance-free. This means you can heat your garden room to perfection, without incurring any extra costs along the way.

100% Efficiency

Electric infrared heaters are 100% efficient at point of use, taking every watt of energy from the wall and converting it into usable heat, so no energy is wasted. Not only will your garden room benefit from lasting warmth, but you’ll be saving energy and reducing running costs at the same time. This is especially beneficial for garden rooms that need to be heated regularly, like your garden office or granny-annexe.

Stylish, Space-Saving Designs

Whether you opt for the sleek and discreet Ecostrad Thermostrip or one of our many slimline infrared panels, infrared heaters blend in seamlessly with a range of interior types, without taking up too much space or clashing with your décor. And with so many aesthetic choices available, you are sure to find a style and finish that best suits the design scheme of your garden room.

Precise Temperature Control

To ensure your room always stays within your ideal temperature setting, some infrared heaters can be paired with external thermostats and controllers for convenient heat management. Others, like those in the Ecostrad Accent and Opus ranges, come with in-built digital thermostats that are accurate to ±0.5 °C. This is to ensure your room always stays within a fraction of your preferred temperature so that you don’t end up wasting energy underheating or overheating your home. If the temperature starts to drift too far above your set level, the appliance will switch off and then switch back on again to top up the heat in the room when necessary. Not only is this an excellent energy-saving tool, it’s also a great way to maintain an ambient temperature in your garden room. 

Best Smart Control Features for Infrared Heaters

For optimal control over your garden room heating, infrared heaters with smart programming capabilities provide a range of advantages. Here are two of the most intuitive features that can be found with many of our intelligent infrared heaters:

App Control

Smart infrared heaters allow you to adjust and monitor your heating through a user-friendly app on your smartphone or tablet. So, if you want to program the heating in your workshop from the comfort of your chair, you can simply open the app and make adjustments with a few easy taps of the screen. WiFi control in particular lets you manage your heating no matter where you are in the world – as long as you have an internet connection and the compatible app downloaded, you can program your garden room heating down to the minute, all from the palm of your hand. Create heating schedules, check your energy usage or simply modify the temperature – with app control, managing your heating has never been easier. 

Products compatible with app control: Ecostrad Accent iQ, Ecostrad Opus iQ, Herschel Select Under Desk Infrared Heating Panel

Voice Control

If compatible with WiFi, some infrared heaters can connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Home. So, if you want to quickly turn your heating off in your shed before you head back into the house, you can do so via a voice command, such as ‘Alexa, switch off heater’. This type of hands-free control is great for workshops as it eliminates the need for manual control whenever you’re busy with DIY tasks.

An exceptional feature for those seeking the ultimate form of convenient control over their garden room heating.

Products compatible with voice control: Ecostrad Accent iQ, Ecostrad Opus iQ

Find the best infrared heater for your garden room

Our versatile infrared heaters come in a range of styles and sizes to suit every type of garden room. Efficient and intuitive, they’re available with a number of different programming capabilities for convenient heat management. So, if you’re looking for a heating solution that will benefit your garden room, why not browse our collection of infrared heaters today.