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The White House Hotel | Client Spotlight

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 would like to share with you pictures from a recent commercial project we completed. The White House Hotel is a grand venue with breathtaking oceanic views and prime location along Hwy 90 in Biloxi, MS. Originally opened in 1895, this location was left vacant during the 1980’s. Recently reopened in 2014, it’s set to become one of the main attractions along the Gulf of Mexico.

White House Biloxi poolside fire pits


Practical Heating Solutions for RV’s: Electric Heaters for RV’s

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Learn how you use Electric Heaters for RV’s to create your home away from home. Many couples enjoy living a life on the run; the Road-trip lifestyle. Nothing but open and free pavement, enjoying the Earth and seeing what the world has to offer. While exploring the farthest corners, you can stay warm with an electric heating element that is perfect for your on the go lifestyle.

Electric Heaters RVS

The 25″ Duraflame Stove Electric Fireplace. Only $279.00 from Portable


Patio Heater Buying Guide I Portable

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Read this Patio Heater Buying Guide to learn everything you need to know to purchase the right patio heater for your home or business. Gas and electric are the most common types of patio heaters with gas being the more popular of the two. This page will give you a complete understanding on fuel types, materials, and answer frequently asked questions.

Patio Heater Buying Guide

The Complete Patio Heater Buying Guide from!

Table of Contents

  1. How do Patio Heaters Work
  2. Types of Fuel Patio Heaters Use
  3. Types of Patio Heaters
  4. Determining What Size Patio Heater You Need
  5. Reflector Size and Shape
  6. Patio Heater Weight
  7. Materials
  8. What Type of Warranty to Look For
  9. How Many BTU’s Do I Need for My Patio Heater
  10. How Many Watts Do I Need for My Patio Heater
  11. Safety Features to Look For
  12. Patio Heater Assembly
  13. What About Maintenance and Cleaning


5 Simple Fire Pit Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

When you think of fire pits, you instantly think of being huddled around a fire under the night sky with s’mores and good friends. The truth is, safety is often our last concern. This shouldn’t be the case and we all know it.

Fire Pit Safety Tips

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Before the Summer season kicks off, make sure you follow these fire pit safety tips to make sure that your family is protected and out of harms way. Remember, it only takes one floating ember to spark a wild-fire!


How to Burn Responsibly – Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Summer weather means one thing and one thing only; time to break out the grill and make some s’mores! Enjoying a glowing fire outside can be fun! You can even learn how you can add a few ingredients found at the grocery store to make colored flames!

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s review safe outdoor grilling and bon fire procedures to keep you and your family safe. The CPSC recently recalled this outdoor fire pit so make sure you check if your model was affected if you shopped at Christmas Tree Shops.

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Outdoor Grilling Statistics

The statistics below will raise an eye-brow about the dangers associated with outdoor grilling. No, I’m not suggesting we hide inside, only that we grill responsibly!

National Fire Protection Association Statistic:

  • 27% of house fires originated from outdoor grills in the courtyard, terrace, or patio.
  • 43% of fires caused by outdoor grills at home were a result of outdoor gas grills.
  • 29% of gas grill structure fires started when a flammable/combustible gas or liquid caught fire.


Choosing Between an Outdoor Fireplace and an Outdoor Fire Pit

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

When it comes times to renovate the backyard patio, many homeowners ask themselves the same question. “Should I get an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit?” The answer ultimately depends on the purpose of your outdoor heating element, your budget, and the climatic conditions of your geographic region.

Outdoor Gas Fireplace Tropical

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Patio Heaters Warm Up the Night

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Ever wish that you could change the weather? Well you can with a simple patio heater! You may have noticed heating units at luxury restaurants, hotel lofts, and other outdoor venues. Patio heaters allow you to enjoy the evening without having to worry about cold weather, wind, or bringing an extra jacket.

If you’re skeptical about the amount of heat these patio heaters provide, try for yourself. Stand around a warm patio heater for just a few seconds and you will know that they provide ample heat for a toasty backyard bash! Here are some of the different styles of patio heaters that you may find suitable for your application.

Stainless Steel Patio Heaters

Stainless steel is among the most durable metals used for home furnishing. To top it off, the stylish finish is visually enticing and easy to clean. Patio heaters can update your deck with a modern look that will revitalize your backyard.

Pictured below is the 89” Lotus Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater. Weighing just over 45 pounds, the Lotus Patio heater packs a real punch. This stainless steel patio heater boasts a 46,000 BTU heating capacity. To put this in context, a normal house requires 20,000-25,000 BTU’s. Stainless steel patio heaters are the best way to go if you are deciding based on heating capacity.

Sonora Lotus Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater

The 89” Lotus Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater from Sonora. More info. is your source for indoor and outdoor heaters. Visit our Outdoor Heaters section to find the perfect solution for your patio deck!

Is an Outdoor Fireplace Right for You?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

An outdoor fireplace adds to the overall beauty and maximum use of your pool area, patio, or backyard. You can go for the modern gel, gas, or electric fireplace models, or opt for the traditional fireplace that burns wood. Both will offer a unique charm and vibrancy to your outdoors.



Patio Heaters: Enjoy the Outdoors Even on the Coldest of Days

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Most people enjoy spending time outdoors in the evening, unwinding with their family or friends. The patio offers people some of the comforts of the indoors as well as the informality of the outdoors. Watching the stars or the fireflies can be very soothing after a day cooped up inside whether at home or in the office. However, the patio cannot be used when it is very cold outside in the evenings, unless you have some way of heating it up and keeping the place warm.

Patio Heaters Perfect for Outdoor Dining and Lounging!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

What is a patio heater and how effectively can it keep my guests and or customers warm? The most common patio heaters are the mushroom heaters, the heat shroud at the top is what gives it the nickname “mushroom,” mushroom heaters are powered by propane and or gas and provides up to 40,000 BTU’s of heat. They provide great supplemental warmth and are most effective in dining areas and or patio decks. Restaurants will normally carry at least five or more patio heaters as they are both aesthetically appealing and effective in providing supplemental warmth in outdoor settings. The stainless steel Firesense patio heater below is commonly found in many commercial settings.