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Short-wave infrared heating application for outdoor spaces – Rezz hotel in South Australia

Short-wave infrared heating application for outdoor spaces – Rezz hotel in South Australia

The Rezz (formerly the Reservoir Hotel) is a fabulous old family owned hotel which has recently received a modern architecturally designed makeover. Situated at the foot of the Adelaide Hills, one of the objectives of the Hamood family was that they wanted to make sure that patrons could experience the beauty of the local area and so incorporated many comfortable outdoor seating areas into the new design. While their guests sit outside, they can take in views of Thorndon Park Reserve and be inspired by tall gum trees.


However, outdoor open areas require heating during winter and on chilly mornings and evenings during Spring and Autumn. Having been impressed at Fine Foods 2019 by Infrared Australia’s Heliosa range of alfresco heaters, Richard and Fred Hamood determined that these were just the heaters for them.  The completion of their build coincided with the launch in 2020 of the stylish Heliosa 66 Black heaters and they were only too pleased to buy these to match the ‘feel’ that they were looking for.  They combined these stunning alfresco heaters with timers which gave the customer choice as to whether to heat an area or not, but also meant that these alfresco heaters would not be on when customers weren’t present.



Heliosa short-wave infrared technology enables Infrared Australia to offer heat in a targeted and efficient manner compared to traditional medium and long-wave infrared. The heat emitted by Heliosa outdoor heaters is high-intensity radiant heat, which mostly heats objects and people and is directed where it is needed. With Heliosa infrared heaters, there is no need for any pre-heating – just switch on and immediately feel the warmth! Compared to gas heating there is no expensive installation costs or ongoing maintenance fees. In addition, Heliosa is a more energy-saving option compared to any other outdoor heater – electric or gas – on the market.


Now guests of the Rezz can sit out all year round, and the business enjoys the additional patronage and customer satisfaction which having more usable outdoor seating brings.



“We visited the Rezz Hotel & they had installed a bank of your Heliosa 66 outdoor heaters which provided a beautiful heat throughout the night” – Seamus, SA.


Higher energy efficiency, instant heat technology and wider coverage features make Heliosa short-wave alfresco heater an ideal solution for outdoor patios, warehouses, factories and other ‘impossible to heat’ spaces.



Please click here to check out more Heliosa outdoor heating applications for stylish houses and businesses.

Cost Comparison – Gas Space Heating vs Short Wave Infrared Heating

Cost Comparison – Gas Space Heating vs Short Wave Infrared Heating

We have carried out comparisons of the cost of buying and running natural gas or LPG heaters verses short wave infrared heaters.  We found that short wave infrared heaters such as our Heliosa or Titan series are very cost effective.  They should be considered both in hospitality and industrial sectors.  Follow this link to our table which shows the comparison in figures.  We have used costs for Adelaide, South Australia.  But we will be separately publishing comparison figures for all States and Territories in Australia.  The article Comparison of Cost of Gas Heating verses Short Wave Infrared steps through the argument as to why short wave infrared is more cost effective than other forms of outdoor and open space heating.

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