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What are the Best Portable Infrared Heaters?

What are the Best Portable Infrared Heaters?

Providing effective and reliable warmth, portable infrared heaters come with the added bonus of mobility and customisation that you won’t find in heaters that have been permanently installed. If you’re looking to give your home or garden heating an overhaul, we have the answer. Infrared heaters are easy to install, affordable and efficient – making them ideal for a number of spaces. Today, we’re looking at three of our favourite portable heaters and what makes them such a great option for your space.

Why portable infrared heaters make a great alternative

Limitless mobility

You don’t need to buy multiple heaters to suit multiple areas. Whether you’re in or out, as long as there’s a plug socket handy, you can move your heater to wherever suits you. With cable lengths of up to 1.9 metres, our selection of portable heaters can be repositioned at ease, reaching exactly where you need them.


Getting your portable heater up and running requires only the most rudimentary DIY skills. Just attach your heater to its compatible stand or feet and plug in to a socket with an appropriate IP rating. Before you know it, you’ll be reaping the benefits of your new heater without having had to shell out or spend hours studying jargon-heavy manuals.

Heat that travels

We’re not just talking about the impressive heat dispersion of infrared heaters. If you’re going away for the weekend, why not take a bit of home with you? Our heaters are slim and lightweight and can be transported effortlessly to provide you with the same reliable comfort no matter where you are.

Adapts to your needs


Portable infrared heaters are hugely beneficial for those hard-to-heat indoor areas, such as conservatories. Being able to simply pick up your heater and use it as a supplementary heat source in an otherwise draughty space can bring new purpose to rooms you probably avoid during cold weather.


Portable patio heaters are great for those spontaneous outdoor hangouts: simply get them out whenever the mood suits. With height adjustment, you can modify the heater’s elevation to direct its warmth even more specifically. You’re not restricted by your purchase either; if you decide down the line you’d like to make yours a permanent fixture, all of our portable patio heaters are suitable for wall and ceiling installation as well.

Herschel Select Under Desk: the cosy indoor heater

At a glance

  • Price – £215.99
  • Wattage – 220w
  • Weight – 3.5kg
  • Infrared type – Longwave
  • Indoor heat area – 3-5m²
  • Programming – In-built thermostat | WiFi app control | Alexa and Google Home compatible

The Herschel Select Under Desk has been designed to be tucked away discreetly next to you and deliver soothing, natural heat throughout the day. Provided with attachable feet, placing your Herschel Select is only as limited as the nearest plug socket, and you can control it without even getting out of your chair. Use the handy foot pedal to turn the heater on and off or take advantage of its many smart features. Connect it to your smartphone via app control to access schedules and other energy-saving features, or send commands to your voice assistant for hands-free management. If you want a lightweight heater to accompany you over long hours, you can’t go wrong with the Herschel Select.

Choose the Herschel Select if:

  • You spend a lot of time at your desk
  • You need an additional heat source for hard-to-heat rooms
  • You want something discreet that can be tucked away
  • You’re looking for a heater that utilises smart technology

Ecostrad Thermaglo: the sleek and effective patio heater

At a glance

  • Price – £199.99
  • Wattage – 2000w
  • Weight – 3kg
  • IP rating – IP55
  • Infrared type – Mediumwave
  • Outdoor heat area – 5-9m²
  • Programming – Remote control

The Ecostrad Thermaglo emits a comfortable warmth with an ultra-low glare, perfect for cosy outdoor hangouts. Sleek and modern, its glossy-black aluminium housing has a clear LED readout that displays your current settings controllable from the simple point & click remote control. With four heat levels to choose from, plus a timer function adjustable between 1-9 hours, you can set your Thermaglo exactly to your preference without the need to micromanage. This is a great heater for those that agree style should match substance – simply sit back and enjoy the benefits.

Choose the Thermaglo if:

  • You’d like plenty of options without the need to micromanage
  • You value modern and chic aesthetics
  • You want your outdoor heater to adapt to any temperature or season

Herschel Colorado: the discreet but powerful patio heater

At a glance

  • Price – £369.99
  • Wattage – 2500w
  • Weight – 3kg
  • IP rating – IP55
  • Infrared type – Mediumwave
  • Outdoor heat area – 7-12m²
  • Programming – Remote control

The Herschel Colorado is a potent heater wrapped in a discreet package: its classic black finish houses a heater powerful enough to reach prime levels in under 10 seconds for instant, long-lasting comfort. The Colorado comes with four heat outputs, so you can modify its settings to suit every day of the year. For ultimate safety, the Colorado has an anti-tilt function when fitted to the patio stand which cuts power if it detects an angle greater than 45°C.  Its powerful, far-reaching heat is perfectly suited for domestic and commercial spaces alike, making it one of our most versatile heaters.

Choose the Colorado if:

  • You want something silent and discreet that also packs a punch
  • You’d like a heater that suits larger or commercial spaces
  • You’re looking for something with autonomous safety features

What you need: The Ecostrad Infrared Patio Heater Stand

At a glance

The Ecostrad Infrared Patio Heater Stand is the only-add on you need to make your patio heater portable. Finished in a sleek stainless-steel, our bestselling heater stand is compatible with a variety of our Ecostrad and Herschel ranges. Height adjustment allows you to set your heater to your preferred elevation, and its optimal weight is sturdy enough to withstand gusts of wind yet light enough to be moved around effortlessly. Mounting a heater to the tripod is DIY-friendly and takes just a few minutes: all the necessary fixtures come included and require minimal effort, so you can be out and enjoying the radiant warmth of your infrared patio heater in no time.

Overhaul your home & garden today

If you want a low-fuss infrared heater that’s adaptable enough to suit any temperature, property need or programming preference, check out our full range of portable infrared heaters. Add cosiness to any space with the convenience to match – at Infrared Heaters Direct, we sell only the best, and our expert sales team are here to help you every step of the way should you like to learn more.