Archive for the ‘Outdoor Heating Solutions’ Category

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!

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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.

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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.

PortableFireplace.com is your source for indoor and outdoor heaters. Visit our Outdoor Heaters section to find the perfect solution for your patio deck!
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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.

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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.
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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.


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Outdoor Heaters can Provide Four Seasons of Enjoyment

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Don’t let the cold weather prevent you from enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Patio Heaters are available in many styles and models that are sure to be the perfect solution for your outdoor heating needs. Quality outdoor heaters are important for providing the warmth you need to customers, family, or friends. They offer efficient heating and can use gas, propane, or electricity as the power source based on the style of the patio heater. Restaurants often use patio heaters for ambiance and to provide warmth to their outdoor dining section. The large variety of patio heaters allow for multiple heating options that you can select to provide four seasons of warmth and enjoyment. Different styles of outdoor heaters include floor standing heaters, tabletop heaters, ceiling heaters that mount to any ceiling, and outdoor fire pits that are often in the form of a low coffee table with a gas or propane fueled firepit in the middle.

This is an example of a floor standing patio heater, it features stainless steel finish and an impressive heating capacity of 46,000 BTU’s. It also features wheels in the rear that allow for the unit to be tilted and conveniently relocated with ease.

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