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New outdoor heater built specifically for NZ conditions

Kelray introduces new outdoor heater built specifically for NZ conditions

Outdoor heating product manufacturer and installation company, Kelray Outdoor Heaters have introduced a new product, designed specifically for New Zealand conditions.

Unlike the majority of outdoor heaters available, Kelray designs and manufactures their product in New Zealand, using marine grade 316 stainless steel.

The use of such corrosion resistant material combats New Zealand’s heavily salt-laden air. This, combine with enhanced manufacturing practices has allowed Kelray to produce a product which is more durable and copes better in New Zealand conditions.

“We found that a lot of outdoor heating products simply did not cope, especially in coastal areas, so we set out to create a product that could handle our often wild weather”, comments Kelray co-director, Kelvin Davis.

“Along with using marine grade steel, we have also made 17 improvements to the manufacturing process – including greater insulation, a more resilient element and enhanced element fixing”.

Not only did Kelray develop their range of heaters to be more weather resistant, they are also manufactured to be highly energy efficient.

Implementing infrared, high intensity, medium wave length heating technology, their products minimise heat wastage. Using a tungsten halogen elongated bulb, their heaters act much like the rays of the sun (but without the harmful UV rays).

Unlike traditional outdoor heaters, which simply heat the surrounding air, the energy waves omitted from Kelray’s heaters are only absorbed by solid objects, making them a much more energy efficient heating solution.

“A lot of our customers are moving away from LPG heating products due to their energy inefficiencies and high running costs. Our new generation of heaters cost only 25% that of gas heater operation”.

The cost of operating Kelray’s 3000 watt product is 70 cents per hour, making it one of the most energy efficient 3000 watt heaters on the market.


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