Nature. The Great Outdoors. Who doesn’t love walking in the woods or sitting by a babbling brook? And this desire to commune with nature is why more and more Americans are turning their own backyards into their little slices of paradise. I’ve spoken to dozens of people and so many of them have told me that their backyard, or deck or patio is the most important part of their house. For many of them it was the deciding factor in purchasing their homes. In South Florida where I call home, more people entertain outdoors then in their homes, in fact I am sitting on my expansive sundeck with my laptop writing this particular piece.
However in most parts of the country the time homeowners can spend enjoying their backyards is limited by the change of seasons. While no one can alter the weather, the summer season can be extended thanks to the innovative products of Desa Heating. The professionals with Desa have designed an under the table outdoor heater that can increase the surrounding temperature by as much as 15 degrees. Sold for less then 100.00 under the brand name “Outdoor Leisure” it can be found at many well known retail outlets such as Sears, WalMart, and Lowes, both in stores and in their on-line catalogs. The umbrella stand heater comes in an attractive flat black and the unit requires no assembly. It sets up in minutes right out of the box, serving as the base of any standard patio umbrella. Plug it in, turn it on and enjoy the warmth of the indoors – outdoors.
The beauty of this product is its simple yet elegant concept. Medical professionals and outdoor enthusiasts alike know humans lose most of their body heat through the extremities. Unlike other patio heating products on the market, this patio umbrella stand heater safely brings the heat to your feet. It may surprise you to hear this but believe it or not it actually does get cool in South Florida. People are under the impression that it is 85 degrees all year round but we actually have some cool evenings and cool days in our winter here in Florida. Yet despite that we still wear sandals and open toed shoes most of the time, and the tootsies can get cold, especially my wife’s. So that’s why I went out and got one of these heaters, and I was glad I did. It really does heat from the bottom up and when your feet are warm, your whole body is warm. It works, it keeps you and your guests warm, but – and don’t ask me how it does this – you can rest you feet right on it, and not worry about being injured. (Or the safety of my three year old around it, for that matter)
My in-laws live in Massachusetts. Of course the same can’t be said about up there, you know how brutal New England winters can be. Now I’m not saying they got one of these heaters and they are out in the backyard sipping Pina Coladas in February. But my brother-in-law built a screened in porch/sun room equipped with furniture, exercise equipment and even a DVD player and large screen TV for my wife and child to use and enjoy when we visit, and this unit not only warms up the immediate sitting area around the table, but radiates enough heat to enjoy this room well into the Fall, one of the prettiest times to sit and enjoy a New England backyard.
So what if it’s after Labor Day? Invite some friends over, fire up the Barbie, turn on the patio stand heater, and the buns on the burgers and dogs wont be the only thing all warm and toasty. The owner will receive relaxation after laying down at the outdoor patio daybeds. The picnic of the owner will be good and interesting.