Glorious summer (brrr!)

Frico has its roots in the frozen north, so we have always been keen to provide comfort, even outdoors. That’s why we have been developing infrared heaters for more than 45 years. Our 1968 catalogue even included Frico’s “new” infrared heaters.

If you were in Sweden last summer then you’ll know what I mean. Sweden didn’t have any particularly warm weather in June, July, or August. SMHI (the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) described the summer as follows: “2012 was a year when the warm air avoided Sweden with uncanny precision.” During the summer of 2012, Sweden had precisely zero “tropical nights” (nights when the temperature did not fall below 20°C). Sweden endures long, cold winters and one of the things that gets us through them is the thought of being able to sit outside one warm summer’s evening. When we have a poor summer, it’s a long wait until the next one.

Frico has its roots in the frozen north, so we have always been keen to provide comfort, even outdoors. That’s why we have been developing infrared heaters for more than 45 years. Our 1968 catalogue even included Frico’s “new” infrared heaters. 

Make the most of cooler evenings too

Infrared heaters can extend the summer and help you get the most out of it. Radiant heaters doesn’t  heat the air, but keep people and surfaces warm, which is why they are also effective outdoors. 

The traditional infrared heater is now complemented by the halogen infrared heater. This has the benefit of giving maximum effect as soon as it is switched on. It also gives off more light, which can be both a benefit and a drawback, depending on where it is used. Halogen infrared heaters give off more heat and are a bit more expensive than standard infrared heaters. You do get more heat for your money in return though, every time you switch one on.

Different products for different needs

Halogen infrared heater IH

For exposed outdoor environments, the Halogen infrared heater IH is the perfect choice. Its high temperature and optimised reflectors provide both a high degree of energy efficiency and a comfortable heat. Hotel Avalon, an exclusive hotel in Gothenburg, has chosen halogen infrared heaters IH to keep its guests warm in its popular large outdoor area, which seats 180 guests. 

Halogen infrared heater ELIR 

The Halogen infrared heater ELIR gives off an intense heat and is suitable for all outdoor applications. ELIR has a high protection class (IP65) and is robust and light. A stand is available as an accessory. Consequently, it is equally suitable for top-class outdoor service at the Meet restaurant in Gothenburg and for temporary portable heating such as for DIY. 

Comfortinfra CIR

The traditional infrared heater Comfortinfra CIR provides comfortable heat all year round on sheltered and glazed terraces, balconies and in open-air restaurants. CIR has a discreet design, so you can position it anywhere. It is slim, silent and gives off very little light. CIR comes with a five-year corrosion warranty.  

Customised solutions

For maximum effect, you can also choose from a range of controls and accessories, depending on your needs and the layout of your open-air area or terrace. Here at Frico we can supply everything from timers (so that heat is only on when you need it to be) to a range of installation accessories, such as posts, cables and arms. Everything you need to make your installation as stylish, safe and effective as possible.