What Are Electric Fireplaces Used For? | A Brief History

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Fireplaces are—for the most part—a thing of the past. Consequently, many people may be unfamiliar with traditional or electric fireplaces. While electric fireplaces might not look, smell, or operate like conventional fire-burning fireplaces, their primary purpose is to provide heat. Electric fireplaces are commonly used to heat small indoor areas or individual rooms. They come … Read More

Avoid Potential Firepit Hazards

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An outdoor firepit is far more than a conversation piece. It can become a place where you and your family gather to enjoy summer evenings roasting marshmallows together, or the ideal location for warming oneself on a chilly winter afternoon. But homeowners and families alike often question the safety of outdoor fire pits. When an … Read More

Are Patio Heaters Waterproof? | Avoid a Damaged Unit

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Patio heaters can be a welcome addition to any wintry household, allowing residents to once again enjoy their porches, yards, and patios without freezing solid. But when heat meets snow or ice, the typical result is a puddle of cold water. This begs the question: Are patio heaters waterproof? In most cases, patio heaters are … Read More

Can I Burn Wood in a Gas Fire Pit?

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Fire pits are great to heat up outdoor spaces during the cooler seasons. There are basically two types of these pits: ones that use firewood and ones that use gas. But a lot of new owners of gas fire pits wonder if they can burn anything in their firepit. Can I burn wood in my … Read More

Stop Leaving Outdoor Heaters In Rain!

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If you want to make the most of your outdoor spaces during the cooler seasons, outdoor heaters are a great choice. Once you learn to use these devices, they can serve as practical alternatives to building a fire. But compared to a fire, how does an outdoor heater fare in the rain?

Can You Use a Patio Heater Under a Covered Patio?

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A patio heater is a must-have item for the cooler seasons. It is a great alternative to a fire, allowing you to use the outer living spaces of a house, restaurant, or office (patios, balconies, lawns, etc.) during the months when it would normally be too cold to hang outside. But one recurring question about … Read More

How to Light an Outdoor Fire Pit

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Outdoor fire pits are popular for two reasons. Not only do they allow you to use your outdoor living space during the cooler seasons, but their burning flame also adds to the overall aesthetics of the space. But lighting one up can be a challenging task if you haven’t done it before. The steps to … Read More

Cheapest Stainers for Pergolas

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Taking the time to choose the right stain for your pergola could save you years of maintenance. But what are the most important features to look for in a pergola stain? And can a good one be found on a budget?  Of the least expensive stainers suitable for pergolas, the best is the #1 Deck … Read More