The ubiquitous patio ‘mushroom-styled’ heaters have dominated the outdoor heating industry for years.
This has left the industry without a product that could provide brand recognition, superior aesthetics, ergonomic edge, higher efficiency, and lower running costs.
To satisfy the demands and needs of this untapped market, Bromic Heating introduced its own line of Good Design® award-winning Smart-Heat™ heaters.
Presented below is a comparative analysis on these two types of outdoor heaters: traditional patio heaters and Bromic’s Tungsten Smart-Heat™ Portable gas radiant heater.
Some notable factors compared in the analysis below include: aesthetic appeal, safety, heat output, heat coverage, energy efficiency, wind resistance, cost efficiency and additional product specific features.
|Product Features||Tungsten Smart-Heat™ Portable||Traditional Patio Heater|
|Energy Efficiency||More – directional radiant heat: 94%, 140% and 300% higher than patio heater at 1m (3.3ft), 2m (6.6ft), and 3m (9.9ft), distances||Less – work on the concept of inefficient 360° zonal heating|
|Cost Effectiveness||Yes – running cost almost half compared to a patio heater||No – only initial cost cheaper, but running cost significantly higher|
|Heat Coverage||Directional heating covers a large target area approximately 4m (13ft) wide and 5m (16.4ft) deep||Zonal heating creates a small warm area directly surrounding the heater|
|Safety||Safe – curved anti-tilt structure with in-built flame-failure functionality||Unsafe – bulky and top heavy, tipping over in strong winds|
|Wind Resistance/ Flame Security||Greater – Tungsten Portable approved for 10km/h (6.2mph) but is resistant to wind speeds of up to 12km/hr (7.5mph); has flame security feature due to built-in mesh design||Lesser – generally designed for maximum of only 10km/hr (6.2mph)|
|Brand Recognition||Yes – Bromic’s revolutionary design is instantly recognizable, earning a 2014 Good Design® Award and 2015 Red Dot Award||No – Many brands with various quality standards|
|Aesthetic Appeal||Yes – sleek, modern aesthetics, signature design with revolutionary technology||No – deter from design aesthetics of an alfresco area|
|Placement/ Positioning||User friendly – can be placed against a wall, with unidirectional heat||360° zonal heating – bulky and gets in the way|