Are you one of the many restaurant owners asking yourself “How can I improve my restaurant business in a struggling economy?” Many business owners are watching their once bustling eatery dwindle in happily paying customers. Consumers are tightening their own belts as a crummy job market and low economy hit many where it counts. This is leading to the dreaded trickle down effect that comes in a recession. Business owners everywhere are trying to find creative ways to convince spenders who want to spend more wisely, do so at their establishments. We are all fighting for customers so finding an extra edge is important when it comes to drawing them in. Outdoor portable heaters add ambiance and outdoor seating to diners craving fresh air without a “chattering teeth” sort of feeling.
Walking around southern California recently, I was reminded again how valuable an outdoor heater could be to a restaurant. Many of us had flocked from our own wintery, white home towns, hoping to escape a bit of winter. While California isn’t blanketed in snow it still cools down significantly at night, but those willing and eager to spend their money on a warm meal at someone else’s table also want a bit of outdoor dining luxury. Especially if you are near the ocean. Listening to the waves crash and watching the sun set while sipping a nice drink is pure heaven in the winter months. As the sun sets and the cool air settles over the night sky, an outdoor heater creates a small glowing bubble of warmth around your outside dining area. Patrons seem to flock to these places that had created portable pods of outdoor heat, allowing people to soak in the beauty surrounding them but staying warm while doing it. As a restaurant owner, portable outdoor heaters set at key spots around your patio are likely to become your best friend.
Entertain Guest After the Sun Goes Down with an Outdoor Heater
Outdoor heating is slowly catching on as we all attempt to lengthen our summers and thwart the early nip in the air. Each of us long to spend more and more time outside enjoying the fresh air of fall, which proves tricky once the temperatures shift and dip. There are effective solutions to this problem with Warmzone’s line of outdoor heaters. You can install a fire pit or simple plug in a free standing portable outdoor heater and prolong your summer and fall nights under the starts.
Outdoor entertaining is more popular than ever and more hosts/hostesses want to create a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere for their guests. Outdoor heaters can give much needed time to an evening under the stars. Wine and dine your guests as the sun sets and the air takes on the cooling temperatures of dusk. You can light your fire in your fire pit for a glowing, more intimate setting or fire up your stand alone outdoor heaters and let guest mingle beneath their cast off warmth. Jackets and evening wraps will not be in demand since your overall atmosphere will have a warm and cozy feel to it thanks to your outdoor home heating products from Warmzone.
Invite Neighbors to Enjoy your Patio Heater and Your Popularity Will Soar
You’ve just moved into a new neighborhood. Rumors are circulating about Sam and Suzy Socialite down the street that throw raging block parties, complete with late night barbecues and mingling. Your anxiety is reaching an all-time high. How can you compete with such magnificent neighboring skills? You’ve got to come up with something fast. It is still early in the season, perhaps a bit brisk to host outdoor soirees. What if you could get a jump on the cocky neighborhood socialites by staging an early block party thanks to your patio heaterfrom Warmzone. It will be a celebration of the summer to come, but you do it when spring is still fresh in the air and the crisp night air keeps most people hunkered down for a few months. Yep, the neighbors’ collective jaw just dropped as they opened your invitation to your spring fling.
Suddenly thanks to your patio heater your popularity with the new neighbors is soaring. Your patio heater is the talk of the block, the must see item of all the families within eyesight. A patio heater means that you can get a jump on summer barbecues and make it comfortable for your guests to stay outside as the stars twinkle overhead. The patio heater will kick out soothing warmth as you mingle as the King of Bunker Lane, circulating with smiles and warm food. Your guests smile and sink into a relaxing evening they will never forget. Then they will eventually retire to their own beds and talk about just how cool you are and wonder why Mr. and Mrs. Socialite didn’t think of a patio heater before now.
Following the trends of the indoor heating market, where radiant heating systems have been used for decades, the great outdoors is warming up, too. Radiant heat warms the floor and any object in contact with the floor to distribute an even, no-draft heat. Outdoor settings like patios or pathways leading to a hot tub can now benefit from using a traditional hydronic radiant heating system or even more intriguing is the emerging trend of embedding electric heating cables to provide that desired surface temperature. Raising the surface above 38 degrees will conveniently remove any snow or ice and allow you to use your outdoor living areas more often.
Outdoor heating systems (snow melting systems) are more suited towards new construction since these electric heating cables are actually embedded in the concrete or placed in a sand bed directly under brick pavers. Ambitious do-it-yourselfers will have no problem laying out the cable and preparing them for a certified electrician to do the final hook-up. Outdoor heating systems have always been efficient in delivering heat; the problem has been shutting them off when the job of removing snow from a driveway or outdoor patio is complete.
Recent designs in aerial sensors and surface mounted sensors make these outdoor heating systems cost effective to operate. Automated sensors detect the combination of precipitation and cold temperatures and activate the outdoor heating systems during inclement weather conditions and then automatically turn off a few hours after the storm. Manual operation of these outdoor heating systems can also be used to spot heat your driveway or patio if additional heat is required.
Obviously, an outdoor heating system is not for everyone. Those who live in warm climates year round will not be well served. However, think of those residents in New York, Illinois and even Colorado and Utah with long steep driveways or exposed sidewalks. Even businesses are adopting outdoor heating systems to curb their liability to slips and falls. Sidewalks, entryways and even loading docks are benefiting from embedded heating systems as an effective way to remove pesky ice and snow hazards.