Category - Outdoor Heating and Fire

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Best Electric Patio Heaters. Infrared Outdoor Heaters
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Best Gas Patio Heater. Natural Gas, Propane Patio Heater Reviews
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Ethanol Fireplaces Pros and Cons
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Gel Fuel Fireplace Pros and Cons for your Outdoor Fireplace
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La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Review WS-9077U-IT
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Woodhaven Firewood Rack 8’ Review and Information
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Do Ethanol Fireplaces Produce Heat?
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The Chimneyless Fireplace. Guide and Information
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Chiminea Clay Outdoor Fireplace Reviews and Guide
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Pergola Lights! Eight Easy Pergola Lighting Ideas

Best Electric Patio Heaters. Infrared Outdoor Heaters

Electric Patio Heaters generally put out a fraction of the heat that propane gas patio heaters do, but they are much easier to use. There’s no need to move around heavy propane tanks, no need to get refills from the stores, no worries about proper hose connections and safety, etc. Electric Patio Heaters are plug and warm! After a thorough examination of the infrared patio heater market, we have found that the Fire Sense 1,500 watt electric outdoor heater is the best heater on the market. It is well built, has an adjustable height option, two color options, a directional heating system, a heavy, wheeled base, and is protected under a one year warranty.

As electric outdoor heaters go, these are a solid choice. We should mention that these glow pretty strongly, so if you don’t want bright light, consider another style of heater.

For a complete review of these heaters, please see our Product Reviews section below.

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Best Gas Patio Heater. Natural Gas, Propane Patio Heater Reviews

A high quality outdoor heat source can add several months of additional use to your outdoor space, keeping you outside in the fresh air late into the fall, and earlier in the spring! For many, this is incredibly valuable, and is a significant quality of life improvement. After an extensive examination of several propane and natural gas patio heaters on the market today, we have determined that the overall Best Gas Patio Heater is the Golden Flame 46,000 BTU Patio Heater XL Series. These units supply great heat output, are constructed with good materials, have a straightforward, reliable ignition system, and feature a well thought out design. You won’t go wrong with these propane gas patio heaters.

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Ethanol Fireplaces Pros and Cons

Ethanol Fireplaces Pros and Cons of Bio Ethanol Units like the Moda Flame shown here.

Ethanol Fireplaces Pros and Cons of Bio Ethanol Units like the Moda Flame shown here.

Bio ethanol fireplaces are a relatively new, and welcome, addition to the array of fireplaces available on the market. With a wide variety of new designs and setups, these fireplaces are beautiful, creative, relatively inexpensive, and environmentally friendly. Their popularity has exploded since coming to market in roughly 2005. They provide a number of benefits over their traditional fireplace counterpart, although there are always nuances to keep in mind before diving right into them. We’ll cover ethanol fireplaces pros and cons in this article, and note how they are different from their common competitor, the gel fuel fireplace.

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Gel Fuel Fireplace Pros and Cons for your Outdoor Fireplace

Gel Fuel Fireplace Pros and Cons Examined - Anywhere Fireplace Heathcote

Gel Fuel Fireplace Pros and Cons Examined – Anywhere Fireplace Heathcote

A number of alternative fireplaces have cropped up in recent years, giving consumers a variety of options when it comes to choosing one for their home or patio. There are three primary types of fireplace to focus on that are giving traditional wood-fueled fireplaces a run for their money: propane, gel fuel, and bio-ethanol. Each type has advantages and disadvantages that will impact purchasing decisions. Some of the most common aspects we cover below, include initial cost, ongoing cost, maintenance, safety, aesthetics, ease of ignition, and ease of extinction. First, we will briefly recap the advantages and disadvantages to traditional wood and propane fireplaces. This will give context to compare to bio-ethanol and gel fuel fireplace pros and cons. It is worth noting that gel fuel and bio-ethanol are a bit different from each other, and we will go over those differencesnext, comparing the pros and cons of both gel fuel and bio-ethanol.

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La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Review WS-9077U-IT

La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Main Panel

La Crosse Wireless Weather Station Main Panel

A slim and sleek weather station, the La Crosse Wireless Weather Station is an entry-level weather station for beginners. This weather station offers a large, reasonably attractive screen, one sensor capable of communicating at decent range, and the ability to add additional sensors as expansion. With a very low price relative to more complex units on the market, it appears to be a great deal. However, the unit lacks sophistication compared to what is found in more expensive weather stations. This means that its competitors are smartphone apps, as opposed to proper weather stations that allow for data collection and analysis. Compared to free phone apps, the La Crosse WS-9077U-IT is actually quite expensive! In this review, we will look at the Wireless Forecast Station by La Crosse Technology for what it is, consider it on its merits, and zoom in on who might find it useful.

The La Cross Forecast Station won our Best Budget Wireless Weather Station in our Review Round Up.

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Woodhaven Firewood Rack 8’ Review and Information

Woodhaven Firewood Rack 8ft

Woodhaven Firewood Rack 8ft

Elegant, simple and reliable, Woodhaven’s 8′ Firewood Log Rack is a must-have for those who seek a secure and neat firewood stacking system. Larger than the 5′ Firewood Rack by Woodhaven (which is our choice for the best overall firewood rack system), the 8′ version covered here allows for significantly more storage capacity than the 5′, but with a similar design. The Woodhaven Firewood Rack uses an integrated cover and rack system, which helps you save precious time, money and energy, as the system cleverly stores and seasons wood as you need it.

You will always have that extra firewood log to keep you warm and comfortable.

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Do Ethanol Fireplaces Produce Heat?

Ethanol Fireplaces have a large number of positive attributes that make them an increasingly attractive choice for today’s buyers. With no installation costs, an environmentally-friendly fuel, no requirement for venting, no need to purchase wood, season it, and store it, these units can be an excellent, convenient choice for both indoor and outdoor fire features! However, the heat produced by ethanol fireplaces is different than that produced by natural gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces, and many shoppers are concerned about heat output. So do ethanol fireplaces produce heat? Or are they simply for aesthetics?

Moda Flame Lugo Ethanol Fireplace Produces 12,000 BTU

Moda Flame Lugo Ethanol Fireplace Produces 12,000 BTU

The short answer is yes, ethanol fireplaces produce heat, but there’s more to the story than that. In this article, we will look at how ethanol fireplaces work, and whether an ethanol fireplace will be right for your needs.

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The Chimneyless Fireplace. Guide and Information

Chimneyless fireplaces, or vent-free fireplaces, come in many forms. These units can be used both indoor and outdoor, and offer many intriguing design possibilities. Vent free fireplaces burn a wide variety of fuels, such as bio ethanol liquid fuel, gel fuel, natural gas, etc., so no matter your circumstances, you’ll be able to find a chimneyless fireplace that will supply you with ambiance, heat, and soothing beauty.

A Vent Free Fireplace

A Vent Free Fireplace

In this article we will touch on several varieties of ventless fireplaces, and hopefully give you some context as to how these units work.

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Chiminea Clay Outdoor Fireplace Reviews and Guide

Clay Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace

Clay Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace

Sitting outside in the quiet night, listening to a crackling fire and feeling the soft amber glow from your chiminea spreading warmth and delight around your patio is a wonderful experience. There are many different outdoor fire place types available in today’s market, from fire pits, to ethanol fireplaces, to chimineas, and beyond. Each of these styles has advantages and disadvantages, and there are wide variations of materials, design, and capacity within each. This article focuses on the chiminea clay outdoor fireplace. We look at five top chimena models, all available on Amazon, and compare them. We also provide a buyer’s guide to clay chimineas in order to help give context. Read More

Pergola Lights! Eight Easy Pergola Lighting Ideas

 

Beautiful Pergola Lights Source Home Depot

Beautiful Pergola Lights Source Home Depot

Pergolas are the ideal canvas for interesting outdoor lighting. The roof line gives something to hang pergola lights from, and the open-roof structure allows natural light to filter through, complimenting the planned lighting. This all creates a whole lot of atmosphere, and with a little creativity, can make the pergola into a magical place in the evening.

Here is some pergola lighting inspiration from around the web, and some ideas for products that can be used to achieve a similar look to these designs, without breaking the bank!

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