Electric Patio Heaters

Electric patio heaters offer the same outdoor heating flexibility provided by gas and solid fuel burners, but without the need for gas bottles, valves, a naked flame, pipes or set-up time.

They also avoid the smell of burning gas (which many outdoor partiers actually like) and the possibility of the energy source running out mid way through a gathering.

Electric patio heaters are silent when running and require no cleaning as a result of their use.

Electric Patio Heaters

Infra red Halogen Heaters

The most popular electric garden heater is the halogen heater.

These heaters generate an almost immediate heat that is radiated directly to all objects within their heat catchment zone.

The infra red heating effect is instant and the radiated heat is not affected by wind or the temperature of the air. It works by heating up anything that falls within the path of the rays and does so very effectively.

These halogen electric patio heaters use the same technology as an infra red sauna and consequently they have very low running costs. Additionally they require nothing more than a mains electricity plug socket for connection to a power supply. This makes them easy to set-up and to pack-away.

Most halogen patio and garden heaters have a light function and they come in power options that range from general domestic use to larger scale commercial applications for functions and at bars and pubs.

 

How electric patio heaters work

Halogen heaters work by heating the people and objects in their ray’s path and not the surrounding air. This is why they are so efficient and so cheap to run.

They are highly directional, i.e. you must be in their heat path to benefit and most offer a tilt adjustment feature to take advantage of this fact.

Electric heaters can be wall mounted or, more usually, free standing and with or without a table.

Halogen heaters can have one, or several, separate halogen heating element (bulbs) and these may be spaced within a dome like reflector, or housed in a directional wall mounted heat box.

Heater that are permanently fitted in an outdoor environment need to be fully water proofed and hard wired to a mains electric supply.

The size and number of separate halogen heat units in a patio heater will determine the overall heat output, the running costs and the area of space that is heated during operation.

Running costs can be as low as 10 cents (7p) per hour and the larger free standing heaters can radiate heat over several square yards (metres).

Because of their low running costs and use of electricity, many environmentalists consider this form of garden heater to be the greenest.

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Gas Garden Heaters

The majority of garden heaters sold at this point in time are powered from a gas (propane) bottle or LPG cylinder. These cylinders are easily and cheaply obtained.
Patio heaters generally take the form of tall elegant stainless steel bodied towers made up from three sections, namely –

A base that holds the gas bottle and provides stability. These bottle or cylinder enclosing covers usually hinge, or slide up and down allowing them to be lifted when the cylinder is fitted, and pulled down once it is in place.
A narrow tubular trunk that raise the level of the burner. This acts to raise the heat umbrella to an effective heat radiating level whilst protecting the supply pipe.

A conical stainless steel emitter that radiates the heat around the unit. Often described as a heat umbrella, this vital component sits immediately above the burner and creates a heat-sink around the garden heater.

 

Gas Garden Heaters

 

How Patio Heaters Work

These propane garden heaters look like complex pieces of equipment, but they work very simply and they are easy to control and regulate.

An LPG cylinder usually fits inside the cylindrical base section of the patio heater where it is connected to the heater by placing a clip-on regulator on top of the cylinder valve. The process is simple and takes only seconds. A regulator and hose should be supplied with all garden heaters.

Turning gas powered patio heaters on is equally simple. The unit should have an automatic ignition and this typically take about 30 seconds to get the heater going.

Once running, most garden heaters have an adjustable heat output control. This allows the heating power (and energy consumption) of the unit to be turned up or down depending on the number of people in the heating zone and the ambient air temperature.

 

Garden Heater Styles

Garden Heater StylesGas fuelled garden heaters come in a range of styles that span from powerful commercial heaters through to table top patio furniture heaters. It is also possible to buy wall mounted heaters and small ground level heaters.

Patio heaters are normally finished in a metallic or stainless steel finish, but greens, blacks and other colours are available.

Equally, most heaters are styled in a slick and minimalist way, but you can also buy patio heaters styled in a period manner that is reminiscent of old Victorian street lighting.

The size and profile of the heat umbrella, along with the shape and diameter of the base, also result in a number of differing looks being available. Some of the more expensive models use curvy stylish designs to great effect by creating an elongated egg timer shape. This shape disguises the different components of the heater and results in an attractive unbroken sweeping profile.

 

More Patio Heater Features

There are a number of patio heater features that you should look for, or at least be aware of. Some of them may add extra utility to the ways in which you can use your heater.

A regulator and automatic ignition system are obvious safety features, but a gas powered patio heater should also have some kind of tilt cut-off safety device to stop the flow of gas in the event of the heater falling over. These safety cut-offs are normally tripped once the heater deviates more than 30 degrees from the vertical.
Having a heat emitter umbrella that can tilt is of great advantage. This extra feature allows heat to be directed in a specific direction or area. It is essential if you stand a garden heater adjacent to some chairs or patio furniture.
Many garden heaters also have wheels which make moving the heater around much easier and some even have a table or circular dinks bar running around them.

All Patio heaters should be made of, or coated with, an anti corrosive material. Not only may the patio heater be subjected to rain, but the lower and cooler parts of the heater’s structure will attract condensation from the warm air being generated above.

A protective rain cover is another feature, or extra, to look for. Covers prove invaluable if you intend to leave your patio set and heater outside in the garden.

 

Power Output and Practical Heating Range

Home use gas fuelled patio heaters generally have a heat output of between 10kw and 15kw. This is capable of heating an area of 25 to 30 square metres or, to put it another way, a circle with a diameter of about 6.5 metres.

If the garden heater is close to a building, or in a protected or overhanging area, its warming effects may be extended some what.

Patio and Garden Heaters

The big advantage of having a garden heater is that the garden is no longer restricted to summertime use on warm balmy days. Garden and patio heaters open up your house and extend it into the garden or yard by acting like a powerful outdoor radiator.

This means that patio heaters, combined with good lighting, extend the seasons and times during which a garden can be enjoyed and they give a house an outdoor area that can be used throughout the year.

The sleek designs of modern gas heaters, or the rustic appearance of traditional Chimeneas, also ensure that a garden heater adds style and class to any patio area or back yard.

The big benefit of garden heaters is that they enable you to replicate the outdoor living of the Mediterranean or west coast of America in your own back garden and for a very small investment.

 

Patio and Garden heaters

 

Types of garden heater

There are four basic types of garden heater, although you will find variations on all versions (or styles) from online retailers. Below is a brief summary of each heater type. You can use the main index to the left, or the search box, for more comprehensive details.

 

Modern gas garden and patio heaters

As outdoor eating and socialising has become more trendy and restrictions on smoking have Standard garden heater

compelled Pubs to provide outdoor smoking areas, garden heaters have increased in popularity.

Modern gas garden and patio heatersMost modern patio style heaters have a heavy and stable base with a funnel that leads up to a heater or burner, which in turn is topped by a reflector. The finish is usually in chrome, black or brushed metal and is easy to maintain and clean.

The base of these heaters usually contains the powers source, most commonly a gas bottle, whilst the burner at the top of the unit uses a circular domed reflector to radiate the heat back down to the surrounding area where a warm zone is created.

These garden heaters can usually be powered by propane or butane and there are electric halogen versions with zero carbon emissions (at the point of use)that use a mains electricity connection.

Some modern garden heaters incorporate a circular table, whilst others may be part of a complete patio set where the heater projects through an opening in the set’s table. CO2 emissions from most heaters are very low and the efficiency of the heaters is high.

 

Chimeneas

The traditional fossil fuel burning outdoor heater is called a Chimenea. These Chimeneas were originally made from kiln fired clay although you can now buy more durable and harder wearing cast iron versions.
Chimenea garden heater
The Chimenea originates from 17th century Mexico where it was first used to bake bread and pastries. This kind of heater has two parts, the chimney and the fire chamber and modern day versions can also double up as barbeques.

You can buy Chimenea garden heaters in a range of sizes and the larger versions not only look good, but they can also cook a considerable quantity of food.

Most garden heater Chimeneas takes the form of a stand alone fireplace and chimney and, with many designs and a garden friendly rustic look, these heaters are not only practical and useful, but they also make great garden ornaments.

Chimeneas can burn wood, coal or barbeque bricks and with the clay versions, everyone of them is unique and individual.

 

Fire pits

Fire pitsFire pits can be the most basic or the most complex types of garden heater available. In their simplest form they are nothing more than a hole in the ground, however it is not uncommon for a complete patio and outdoor dining area to be built around a detailed masonry fire pit.

Modern fire pit kits are however much more appealing and usually comprise a circular or square pit with raised masonry walls, a hard landscaped surround and bench seating.

Fire pits are permanent structures and have a fixed location, but they make attractive garden features and burn solid fuels to produce real flames.

 

Infra red electric heaters

The infrared heater, sometimes called an infrared lamp, uses radiated heat to warm anything that its rays fall upon. Unlike gas garden heaters, chimeneas and fire pits, it does not heat the air around it, nor does it use convection.

This type of heater can be cheap to run, but it will only work if you are stood or sitting directly in the path of its beam. Multiple heaters of this type can heat a courtyard area very effectively and they see a greater use in outdoor hospitality environments than in normal gardens.

 

More information on garden Heaters

If you want some tips and ideas on the type of garden heater that is most likely to suit you requirements, take a look at this different heater types page. It offers some of the characteristics and pros and cons of the various heater types.

 

How To Build A Fire Pit Secure From Frost Damage

Wherever the ground freezes in winter, special precautions must be taken in how to construct a fire pit. As with any kind of patio or stonework, frost heaves can cause damage. The way to prevent this is to provide adequate footing in the fire pit construction.

Frost disrupts the stability of soil. The force can be strong enough to crack stonework that has not been carefully designed. Over a few winters freezing weather will enlarge these cracks. Besides ruining the appearance of an important landscape feature, this reduces the safety of the pit. Use the same precautions as in constructing walls, patios or any kind of mortared stonework outdoors. The pit must withstand both extreme heat and simple cold weather.

wood burning fire pit

The required depth of the foundation depends on geographical location. More specifically, it is a matter of how deep frost is expected to penetrate during the winter. This can be discovered on the internet from a map that shows winter temperatures and necessary footing depths. The value will be given in inches.

Unlike the concrete footings for a deck, the fire pit should be built on gravel. This allows rainwater to drain from the base. Although not as stable as concrete, gravel absorbs the disturbance caused by frost. That reduces stress on the stonework.

 

In preparing the site for building a fire pit, mark a circle on the ground to indicate the outside of the wall. Next excavate the entire pit within the circle down to a depth of six inches. The base of the stonework will eventually start at that six-inch depth, and the inside of the pit will be backfilled with gravel to ground level.

Now dig a trench around the inside edge of the circle. It should be as wide as the wall and deep enough to prevent frost heaving. In most cases the bottom of the trench should be 12 inches below ground level, but more where winter frost is deep.

Finally, fill the trench with fine gravel. Use a level to ensure the entire site is level on all sides. With this foundation laid, you are ready to proceed with building the wall. This will ensure a stable fire pit, attractive and functional for years to come.

Read more: 6 Things to Think About When Building a Fire Pit

6 Things to Think About When Building a Fire Pit

If you want to know how to build a decorative fire pit, you are not alone. These pits do not just add heat, but they can really add to your landscape design when done right. Here are 6 fire pit construction considerations you have to think about before starting (and how to choose the right option):

Building a Fire Pit

Location

Make sure the pit is far away from flammable objects (i.e. trees, dry leaves, the deck, wiring, etc). For most people, the middle of the yard is the best spot because it is farthest from any potential danger.

 

Burning method

Fire pits can produce heat either through wood burning or gas. The former is by far the most popular, because it is stylish, more natural and it smells a lot better. For most home landscapes, a wood burning fire pit will be a lot better looking than a gas variety.

 

Pick a shape

Wood fire pits can have any kind of shape you want (i.e. circular, rectangular, square, octagon, etc). The most popular is circular, and for most people this will work the best.

 

Size

Again, the size is completely up to you. Assuming you have the pit in the middle of the yard (you should for fire safety reasons) space should not be a big issue for most people, so you can make it as big or small as you want.

 

Above ground vs in-ground

Another consideration is whether to make it above or in-ground. It really just depends on your preferences. If you go with the latter version, make sure you do not dig too deep. Otherwise, cleaning the ashes and dirt out will be a real hassle.

 

Decoration

Brick and stone tend to be the best materials to put around the fire pit, and they both add style to it. If you are looking to improve the design, you might want to consider these materials.

 

Conclusion

If you want to know how to build a natural gas fire pit, you have a number of things to think about. Think about these 6 things before starting, and you will get the right fire pit for your home.

Read more: How To Build A Fire Pit Secure From Frost Damage

Building A Decorative Fire Pit With Landscaping Blocks

Outdoor fires and outdoor fire pits are becoming increasingly popular. They are a great way to enjoy some fun at home by simply roasting marshmallows or gathering around the fire to spend time together. There are many methods used to teach someone how to build a wood fire pit but using landscaping blocks is one of the most decorative and durable ways to do so.

Fire Pit

Choosing landscaping blocks gives you the freedom to create any look you desire. They come in a variety of colors, sizes and can be chosen to coordinate with a home or existing landscaping. After you purchase the blocks, take them to the location you wish to build the pit. Lay them out in the desired place and create a perfect circle. Use a tool such as a spade to mark the circle all the way around, about an inch from the outside of the ring. Remove the stones and dig a trench with straight sides about 12 inches deep and one block width. Lay the ring of blocks down to verify their fit, and then move them again.

Fill the trench with gravel, making sure that the trench stays level and even. Put the first block in place and use a small level to ensure it is sitting properly in all directions. A mallet can be used to tap down one side while gravel can be added to raise it up a bit. Position the next block beside the first and so on, creating the first layer. Apply masonry adhesive to two blocks side by side on the first level and apply a block. This will begin your second level. After two levels complete, fill with a few inches of gravel to help support the progressing wall. Finish laying the third and fourth levels.

At this point, an iron fire pit ring could be added. However, more decorative options are now available. Specialized steel liners can be purchased and added to the pit. However, the actual fire pit construction must be completed with this accessory in mind. The depth and height of the pit will determine the size of cylinder you must purchase. Pre-made cylinders will give you the dimensions for constructing your pit. If you choose to build a pit prior to purchase, you may have to have a liner specially made, which can be a bit more expensive. A decorative steel ring can be added to the top of the pit to give it flair and design. These rings are also special order items but come in a variety of finishes and designs. Left unpainted they give a rustic, country appearance while black adds classic style to the overall look of the pit.

Read more: 6 Things to Think About When Building a Fire Pit

WINE STATE REVIEWS: Northern Arizona Wineries

I had previously written a summary article about Arizona’s Wine Industry, but I had never taken the time to actually visit some of the wineries and taste some wine.  My wife and I decided we would visit some of the northern Arizona wineries first.  We set out to Prescott to set up a wine tour base camp with the objective to visit wineries south of Sedona in the Verde Valley and also tour the Chino Valley area.

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 ALCANTARA WINERY FACTS

From Prescott we drove State Highway 69 to Dewey and took State Highway 169 to Interstate 17.  We traveled north on I-17 to State Highway 260 then took the exit driving toward Cottonwood.  After approximately 7 miles, we turned right on Thousand Trails Road and arrived at the Alcantara Winery turn-off to the left, just before a huge RV park front gate. The Winery was located down a windy gravel road on the banks of the Verde River.  My wife did not appreciate the narrow, windy road, but it really is not that bad.

Alcantara Vineyards and Winery sits on an 87 acre tract that has approximate 20 acres in vines and a potential to plant about 22 more acres in the future.  We proceeded to the wine tasting room and met our wine server Jennifer and another couple, Ron and Phyllis.  With Jennifer pouring our wines, all of us had a great time tasting and discussing the 16 wine offerings of Alcantara.  Of the 16 wines, we were told that 9 were made from grapes grown on site and the others were made from grapes purchased from other vineyards.  There was a nominal fee to taste the wine, but Jennifer happily wrapped our two included complimentary wine glasses for our trip home.

 ALCANTARA FEATURED WINES

White wines that Alcantara features include Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and a Merlot Rose.  Red wines included Merlot, Mourvedre, Confluence IV, Sangiovese, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon and a blended wine.  A true dessert wine called Moscato was also a part of their wine offering.

 OTHER NORTHERN ARIZONA WINERIES

Of course, there are other wineries in the area that are just a few miles away in Cornville, Arizona.  You could stop at the Page Springs Winery where Eric Gromski will happily meet and greet you with wine tasting and a tour of the place.  Near there, owner Deb Wahl has developed the Oak Creek Vineyards that tout their stainless steel rather than oak vats.  You will have an interesting time visiting Javelina Leap Vineyard and meeting Cynthia and Ron Snapp.  Two of their best customer greeters are “Vinny”,  a 255 pound mastiff, and the wispy haired “Diva”, a Chinese Crested.

The second day we drove State Highway 89 from Prescott to Chino Valley.  Our goal was to visit and enjoy the Granite Creek Winery.  This winery sits on a 100 year old estate on the northeast end of the town of Chino Valley.  Granite Creek Winery is one of only a handful of wineries in American that is a Certified Organic Wine producer with no added sulfites.  The rustic, sway back, double door red barn serves as the main eye catcher when arriving at the winery.  The front entrance was shaded so well by several trees that we missed the entrance to it not only once but twice.

 PLANNING A WINE TOUR

Each of the wineries I mentioned above will surprise you with the wines that they offer.  When planning a tour, visit their individual web sites to get the specifics regarding when they are open, wine tasting fees, directions and wine offerings.  Many of these wineries offer discounts on multiple bottle and case orders.  Maybe you can arrange to have your purchase shipped home.  In any event, you will find friendly people that work hard to make Arizona Wines notable.

My last comment is to buy the wine you like, store it properly in a wine appliance, serve it at just the right temperature and enjoy it with one of Arizona’s great sunsets.

read more: Wine State Reviews- Alabama Mississippi Wineries

WINE STATE REVIEWS: Alabama-Mississippi Wineries

When I was in the U.S. Navy, I was stationed at a Naval Air Station south of New Orleans for over two years.  One of my favorite pastimes during my time off was to travel to the beaches of the Gulf Coast areas of Alabama and Mississippi.  I did not get much opportunity to travel north into either one of those states.  My interest in finding out more about these two states led me to examine their respective state wine industries.

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WINE INDUSTRY CONSTRAINTS

Research on these two states wine industries show some interesting differences in what I found in other states.  One set of terms came up “wet” and “dry” counties.  In these two states, there are some counties that prohibit the production and sale of alcohol related products like wine.  These counties are considered dry counties.  The wet counties are merely those counties that do not prohibit alcohol based products.  Other legislated obstacles also have made wine growing in this area tougher that need be.  For example, Alabama’s old Farm Winery Act posed a major deterrent as it required wineries to get 75 percent of their grapes from vineyards near the winery and production of wine could only occur in wet counties. Mississippi still restricts wine sales to state owned liquor stores.  Alabama still requires wine be sold from “tasting rooms”. Times are changing and the repeal of the Farm Winery Act in Alabama in 2002 is a good example how restrictive practices are slowly changing and enhancing wine production in this region.

Other factors also drastically affect the wine industry in these two states.  When I was in the Navy, there were a number of hurricane events that affected the Gulf Coast areas of both Mississippi and Alabama.  As a Naval weather forecaster, I often called our U.S. Gulf Coast area “hurricane alley”.  Major hurricanes and tornados have affected the wine industry in these two states periodically.  For example, Hurricane Fredrick in 1979 wiped out the Perdido Vineyards in Mississippi just before harvest of their first crop of grapes.  Additionally, grape growing in these two states is prone to damage from bacterial diseases such as Pierces Disease.  Consequently, the wine industry in these two states has primarily focused wine production on Muscadine grapes, hybrid French grapes and fruit wines such as berries and apples.

MISSISSIPPI WINE INDUSTRY

My research indicated that Mississippi has 6 wineries in state.  Two are located northwest of Jackson, 2 are located northeast of Hattiesburg, 1 is in Gulfport and the other winery is found near Natchez.  The first ones were started in the late 1970’s but most were started later in the 1990’s.  The wine industry in Mississippi is of minor statewide economic importance at this time, but some great wines have been produced there.

 ALABAMAS WINE IDUSTRY

Alabama’s wine industry is slightly larger than its neighbor Mississippi.  My web research showed 10 to 15 wineries currently in operation.  Most all of the wineries are in the northeast part of the state bounded by a line drawn from Columbus to Montgomery to Birmingham to Huntsville.  Most of the wineries have been started between the mid 1990’s to the mid 2000’s.  As in Mississippi, the wine industry in Alabama is generally just getting started.  The Morgan Creek Winery started by Charles Brammer Sr and wife Mary in 2000 is a good example of an up and coming winery.  Last year they hosted over 1500 people for their annual “grape stomp” and at their Harpersville Plant can bottle about 1500 bottles of wine per hour.

Wine production in this area will never be comparable to the wine production found in California or most other states for that matter.  However, the wine growers in these two states continue to persist and strive to make some very drinkable wines.  Next time you are in a wine store or passing through one of these states look for a bottle or two that are worth taste testing.

 PROPER WINE STORAGE

My last comment is to buy the wine you like, store it properly in a wine appliance, serve it at just the right temperature and enjoy it, perhaps on a sandy beach along the Gulf Coast.  Storing wine is easy with one of the best under counter wine cooler shown here.  You can get single or dual zone depending if your wine collection includes both red and white vintages.

Why Should you Choose an Modern Electric Fireplace?

electric fireplace

If you live in an apartment or house and dream of sitting by the fire, there might be an ideal solution for you: Modern Electric Fireplace. Our website will supply you with all the updates and information you need to know about modern electric fireplace.

Modern Electric Fireplace Installation

This new electric fireplace heater is easy to install. Installation is literally as easy as solving 1+1. All you have to do is buy it, plug it in and you are good to go because the only requirement for it to operate is electricity.

They Are Economical

  1. You can put it on “flame only” and enjoy the glow of the fire. Some electric fireplace heaters will include colored flames. For example your flame color will be red, blue or pink. The flame with no heat option will cost you about 3 cents per hour. So you can enjoy the fire with no heater at any season at minimum cost.
  2. You can use the heater when you get cold. This option will cost you about 7 cents per hour.

So you can see how you can operate it for just pennies a day. By the way you save your money and you help our planet by using environmentally friendly electric power. Also you save a lot of trees that took years to grow, as well as you save your time. Before you had to go to the store and buy wood or coal for your fireplace. With an electric fireplace heater, all you have to do is just flip the switch on and you are all set.

They are safe

modern electric fireplace

Most of electric fireplaces don’t have hot surfaces and they are extremely safe around children, seniors and pets. So if you have a small child, you don’t have to be afraid that your kid might get burned. Also they are much safer because there is no burning embers jumping out. A lot of homes got burned down because of the fire that originated in the chimney or because the burning ember jumped out of the fireplace onto the floor or carpet nearby. With modern electric fireplace you can go to sleep right in front of it without worries about house fire. You don’t need to put logs in there anymore and you furniture and clothes will not smell like smoke.

Advantages of Electric Fireplace Heater:

  1. Earth friendly and do not pollute the air
  2. Easy to install
  3. Cheap to use every day
  4. No more wood or coal
  5. No chimney
  6. No more ashes that you have to clean up
  7. No Fumes, odors and no smoke
  8. Saves time and money
  9. They are modern and flexible. Fits any room in your house. Can even be installed in mobile homes and RVs

Wall Mount Electric Fireplace

If you buy the best wall mount electric fireplace you can save as much as 50 percent. In this post we will talk about wall mount electric fireplaces and how they are right for you.  These fireplaces are hang directly onto the wall which gives your room a better look. Customers say that the newer models of electric fireplaces can really add style to the room.

Wall Mount Electric fireplaces are made for properties that do not have regular fireplaces or those that had them but then were removed by the owner. You can easily install the electric fireplace. It will be much safer and it will give your living room or any other room a fashionable appeal.  This is a fact that most homeowners are turning over to electric fireplace heaters.

If you already decided if you want to buy a modern electric fireplace you need to know a few things. First, you have to know the room you will put it in. Second is you need to know the wall and dimensions of the fireplace that you want. Also know the color you want. If you want your wall mounted fireplace to match your room then color is really something you should know.  This is really important if you want it to look great.

Wall mounted electric fireplace can turn a blank wall into a classic showplace. If you have a blank wall in your master bedroom, dining room or even RV and you want to make it look good then all you need is 120 volt outlet. Electric fireplace heaters will help you spice up the room.

Also another good thing about wall mount electric fireplace is that little kids can’t reach them and mess around with them. Even thought they are safe and cool to touch, kids can still break something. So this why we believe that wall mounted electric fireplaces are good for any home.

Electric Fireplace Heater

Today Electric Fireplace Heaters have became so popular that you can almost see them everywhere only because of the benefits of electric fireplace . People say they are a lot more cheaper and healthier. One of the main reasons is that they don’t throw out any unhealthy stuff into the air. So that means that you don’t only help to save out planet from all those gasses but you help to save trees. You don’t have to buy wood anymore which also means you save your money.

Today in our unstable economy, money can be really important. Gas and grocery prices went up, so you can always use some money to buy more food for your family. This brings us back to Electric Fireplace Heaters. Modern Electric Fireplaces only require electricity to operate. Electric fireplace will warm up your house with a flip of a switch.  All you have to do is plug it it. Electric Fireplaces will only cost you about 7 cents per hour. That is really cheap compared to what people pay now to get their house warmed up. Stats show that people waste up to $8.00 dollars for just 4-5 pieces of firewood. Can you imagine how much money its gonna cost them per month? So Electric Fireplace Heater could really save you some money especially in cold times.

Another good thing about electric fireplace heaters is that its portable. They don’t weight a lot and you can easily carry them in any other room if you want. When your cold you can lie down right next to it without worries that a burning ember will jump out of the fireplace and start the fire in your house. We believe everyone should have at least one electric fireplace in their house. And be happy of course.

So, just a quick recap of what we said:

  • Modern Electric Fireplaces are cheap and anyone can afford them.
  • They are energy efficient
  • They save money that people waste to buy wood or coal

Electric Corner Fireplace

Corner Electric Fireplace has a very compact form compared to any other fireplaces. They perfectly fit to any type of home setting. Corner Electric Fireplace comes in any color, size or model. So if your house has any space restrictions you can find a fireplace that fits your home the best. The corner electric fireplace can be plugged into any standard electrical outlet.

The main purpose of a fireplace is to create an ambience and have a heat setting that will heat up the room quite well. These electric fireplace heaters are very similar to traditional fireplaces only without producing smoke, fumes or any other inconvenience. When corner electric fireplaces are placed in the corner of the room, they provide the best and quiet atmosphere for reading, romantic place for the couples and just a perfect spot for a lovely chat. These are the reasons why electric corner fireplaces are so popular in the market today. We have a wide range of choices for you to choose from.

Choosing the Perfect Wine Cooler

It does not matter whether you are a wine enthusiast or an amateur looking to improve your wine tasting skills and collection; a wine cooler is an affordable and efficient appliance for storing your bottles. Investing in a cooler will ensure that your wines are kept in the optimal environmental conditions, enhancing their color, taste and the pleasure you receive from every glass. So, how do you choose the appropriate wine cooler for your collection? There are a few factors that you need to take into consideration.

Choosing Perfect Wine Cooler

What Wines do you Intend on Collecting?

Wines are not all stored at the same temperature and humidity levels; some require lower temperatures and humidity levels than others, and you need wine coolers that will accommodate the specific type of wines you collect, whether they are red or white. If you enjoy both wines, invest in a cooler that has a dual temperature capability to accommodate these variations. You cannot simply place just any wine in any wine cooler; you need to make sure that the cooler was designed to store the types of wines you collect.

How large is your Collection?

If you are just starting out with a small collection, your wine cooler need not be that big.  In the event that you intend on collecting a large amount of wines, you will have to invest in a cooler that is large enough to store many more bottles.

What Type of Cooler are you looking for?

Wine coolers come in a range of different types, including counter top coolers, under counter coolers, free standing coolers and self-contained coolers, to name but a few. You should make sure that you look through all of the options so that you purchase a cooler that will easily fit into your home.

Do you Require Special Features?

These coolers can be so much more than simple refrigerators; they can also be purchased along with a range of features that will enhance the quality of the wine you store within them. When searching for your ideal wine coolers, you should look through the options that contain features such as energy savers, humidity control, glass fronts and stainless-steel trims.

Do you have Enough Space in your Home?

So many people purchase wine coolers without considering whether they have enough space to store them, and then they need to return the items because of space issues in their home. Take some time to decide where you are going to place your cooler and measure the amount of space you have to store it. Once you know how much space you have, you will be better able to choose the appropriate-sized cooler.

Storing Wine in Style

Coolers are not only practical appliances; they can also be purchased in stylish colors and designs. Decide on the look you want to achieve with your wine storage space, and search for a cooler that will not only assist you in storing your wine, but will also make this space look great! You wouldn’t buy an ugly fridge for your kitchen, so you do not need to do the same when it comes to your wine coolers.

Read my another post about buying guide of wine cooler . Hope these 2 posts will help you to make the right decision .