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A Review of the EvenGlo Post Style Patio Heater
By Scott Workman · 8 years ago
With the advent of post style outdoor heaters, there has been a quest on the part of almost all manufacturers to make the cheapest heaters in order to capture the largest possible share of the ...
Why Use Infrared Tube Heaters to Heat Your Shop or Barn?
By Scott Workman · 8 years ago
A common problem with heating most shops, barns or similar buildings is that many are poorly insulated and/or have a very high air turnover ratio due to high ceilings, large overhead doors and generally drafty ...
Patio Heater Demand On the Rise
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
In case you haven’t noticed, propane post-style patio heaters (often called umbrella heaters or mushroom heaters), are popping up in big box retail stores all over North America. In addition you’ll find hundreds of online ...
A Review of the EvenGlo GA201 Outdoor Patio Heater
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
With the patio heating season just starting, freestanding "post-style" or "dome-type" portable propane patio heaters will again be flooding retailers all across the nation. The most common question we get from consumers is "why are ...
7 Things to Know Before Buying a Post-Style Patio Heater
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
As winter winds down, the patio heating market is just winding up. Freestanding patio heaters will soon be showing up at retailers across the nation. The draw? Homeowners want to squeeze in more quality time ...
How to Heat an Aircraft Hangar
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
Heating aircraft hangars has been a problem since …well, the dawn of the airplane. And for good reason. Airplane hangars are typically high bay open-air structures with one large hangar door on one end to ...
A Review of the Heat Wave FES Series Portable Electric Heater
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
The Heat Wave FES series heater (by TPI, Corp. – formerly Fostoria Industries) is an electric heater designed primarily for the construction trades such as drywall workers, plumbers, electricians, finish workers and painters and general ...
How to Heat an Auto Body Shop
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
What makes auto body shops so difficult to heat during the cold season? To shop owners, the answer is obvious. Auto body shops are characteristically dusty, breezy, high heat-loss environments. To make the indoor air ...
A Review of Superior Radiant Infrared Tube Heaters
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
We're often asked "what sets Superior Radiant apart from other brands of infrared tube heaters?" That's a great question since all tube heater manufacturers are equal in their intent, that is - to heat building ...
Electric Garage Heaters… The Pros and Cons
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
If you’re looking for a way to heat your garage or workshop you might want to consider installing an electric garage heater. Generally speaking, electric heaters cost a bit more to operate than gas fired ...
What’s Hot in Direct Vent Fireplaces?
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
Are you looking for a direct vent fireplace? Then you’ve likely spent some time searching on the web to see what’s offered in the current marketplace. And like most you’re head is spinning as there ...
How to Heat Your Barn
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
A common problem with heating most barns or other animal confinement buildings is that many are poorly insulated and most forced air heating systems are just plain inefficient. The solution – gas infrared heaters. What ...
A Review of Heatstar HS25N/HS22L Vent Free Garage Heaters
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
In recent years the popularity of vent free gas heaters to heat residential garages and small shops has grown steadily. Heatstar (by Enerco of Cleveland, Ohio) manufacturers a small gas fired vent free heater designed ...
How Zone Heating Can Save You A Ton of Money!
By Scott Workman · 9 years ago
Making ends meet during these tough economic times can be … well … tough! For me, nothing is more annoying than watching my monthly utilities spike upward during even the worst economic times. Then, adding ...
Buying A Heater Online – 10 Things You Should Know
By Scott Workman · 10 years ago
Are you searching the internet to buy a heater or a heating system for your garage, living room or shop? Here are 10 things you should consider in your web search before you make that ...
Buying A Patio Heater?
By Scott Workman · 10 years ago
Springtime is here and people everywhere are looking for opportunities to shake off the winter blues and escape to the great outdoors. To help take the chill off those cooler days and nights and extend ...
Now’s The Time to Buy a Heater Featured
By Scott Workman · 10 years ago
It’s 100 degrees in the middle of July and we’re talking about heaters? Believe it or not, summer is the best time to purchase a heater for your family room, basement, garage, patio or workshop. ...
The Patio Heating Revolution
By Scott Workman · 13 years ago
In case you haven't noticed, patio heaters have been popping up in just about every box store and wholesale club across North America. Not too long ago, patio heaters were sold only through specialty stores ...
Garage Heating - Practical and Affordable
By Scott Workman · 13 years ago
A typical two car garage represents approximately 20% of the usable space in an average home. In addition, there are currently over 40 million single family residential garages in the U.S. But the fact is, ...