2023 Outdoor Electric Fireplace Guide

When it’s time to relax at home, there’s nothing like having a quiet space all your own in your backyard. Turning a boring backyard or plain patio into an entertaining space or secondary living room is no small task. It takes planning, budgeting, and of course, shopping! Outdoor electric fireplaces have become increasingly popular as more people look to spend their free time at home. Picture yourself, stretched out in front of a fireplace on a cool night, with a snack and a good book, or chatting with friends late into the evening. Sounds great, doesn’t it? At PortableFireplaces.com, we’re here to help you find the outdoor electric fireplace of your dreams.

72″ Amantii Electric Deep Built-in Electric Fireplace
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How to Decide: Patio Heater VS Firepit

When updating your outdoor space, the big question is how to keep the area warm and safe while also keeping costs down? Whether you’re looking to update your home patio or your business’ outdoor area, there are two main options for heating a patio: patio heaters and firepits.

When temperatures drop, having an outdoor heating source means everyone can enjoy the outdoors longer without a fireplace, which can be expensive, or digging a massive firepit which can be messy, dangerous, and expensive. Let’s take a look at patio heaters and firepits individually to see which fits your needs the best.

Patio Heater or Firepit?

Take your patio or backyard to the next level with these tips.

Patio Heaters

Patio heaters are commonly used at events and outdoor sections of restaurants, since they are capable of heating a large area at once. Patio heaters use either fuel or electricity. Patio heaters are safe to use around children and pets; there are no flying sparks or embers. Safety features like automatic shut off, are key. Low maintenance and quick heating, patio heaters are an ideal choice for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors year-round.

93'' Exige Stainless Steel Deluxe Patio Heater
The 93” Exige Stainless Steel Deluxe Patio Heater

Some models are safe for tent and garage usage, for parties and events, but not all. The most common style of patio heater is pole style, but other styles include wall mounted, table top, and flame heaters.

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Do Patio Heaters Really Work?

The patio, or back porch, is the outdoor extension of your living space. Part living room, part backyard, all good vibes. When it’s chilly outside, you want to make the most of your favorite spot in the house. That’s where a good patio heater comes in. Patio heaters are worth the investment! Rather than using clumsy space heaters, live fire or multiple firepits, patio heaters allow you to control the heat for a cozy atmosphere outside. Whether you’re grilling or just chilling, a patio heater from PortableFireplace.com will transform your deck or patio into your favorite “room” in the house.

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The White House Hotel | Client Spotlight

PortableFireplace.com 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

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

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.

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Patio Heater Buying Guide I Portable Fireplace.com

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.

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

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5 Simple Fire Pit Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

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.

Gathering around fire pit

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

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.

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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Patio Heaters Warm Up the Night

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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