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Start Enjoying Your Patio With a Firetable

There’s never a better time to enjoy your patio than the spring. The cool nights can be enjoyed with some comfy furniture and good company. The only thing to make it better would be a nearby fire!

Introducing the Regency Firetable

It’s not just a coffee table. It’s a fire pit, and is perfect for your outdoor lounging and entertaining. If you purchase and install it now, you can enjoy it’s beauty and versatility for spring and summer! The firetable burns propane or natural gas and is easily installed in any space outdoors. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, designs, and feature a stainless steel burner that won’t become damaged by your weather. Firetables are match-lit, but have a knob flame adjuster that makes it convenient to use and control.

The versatile firetable is perfect for entertaining. This is because you can place the dining leaf over the burner for dinner, then remove it for dessert or drinks by the fire. These firetables feature a beautiful yellow flame that can be large if you need a little extra heat, and can be small if you’re only looking for the ambiance.

Firetable Safety

Firetables are rated for use outdoors and are easy to use safely. The only thing to keep in mind when you make your purchase? You need to follow instructions exactly as stated. Use only the type of fuel indicated by the manufacturer, and never attempt to repair your firetable yourself. Doing so will nullify any manufacturer warranty.

Safety Tips for Your Firetable:

  1. Always keep flammable materials out of the fire. These tables are designed to place glasses and small items on the outside of the flames. However, leaning something large against the table (like a pool cue for instance) can fall into the flame and catch fire. Other items to keep away from the flame would be loose clothing or hair.
  2. Use the proper barriers while the flame is lit. These firetables have a glass barrier to contain the flame. The burners should never be lit when the glass is not in place.
  3. Practice fire safety even with a small flame, and even when it’s properly contained. A fire can still cause serious burns! Children should never be left alone with an open flame and should never climb on a firetable.

Your Dream Patio Space

You can have your dream patio even if you don’t have room for both a beautiful and functional coffee table, furniture, AND a fireplace. Save space and still have your dream patio by choosing a firetable! The Cozy Flame sells many options for outdoor gas fireplaces, including the Regency Firetable.

Schedule a consultation with a fireplace expert today and get started on your patio now, just in time for warm weather!

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Fire Safety Tips For Your Outdoor Fireplace

An outdoor fireplace can bring warmth and ambiance to your patio or yard, giving you additional spaces to relax and entertain. And there is no better time to use your outdoor fireplace than the spring and summer; as temperatures cool down in the evenings, an outdoor fireplace can add warmth to your entertaining spaces. However, there are a number of safety considerations that should be taken into consideration when using your outdoor fireplace. Outdoor Fireplace Safety Tips - Milford CT- The Cozy Flame

Fire safety tips

Outdoor fireplaces create great spaces for entertaining family and friends. However, fire safety tips should be followed to ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable time. The following are five fire safety tips that will allow your friends and family to safely enjoy your outdoor fireplace this year.

1. Never leave a fireplace unattended. Just like your fireplace indoors, an outdoor fireplace should never be left unattended. Even if a fireplace is screened, embers can still escape; if left unattended, this can lead to accidental fires or injuries.
2. Keep emergency supplies nearby. In case of an emergency, make sure there is a way to douse a fire immediately accessible nearby. A working hose, fire extinguisher, or buckets of sand or water can all be used to extinguish a fire in case of an emergency.
3. Use a fire pad. If you have a portable fire pit, it is important to never set place it directly on a flammable surface such as a wood deck. If you do not have a stone, brick, or concrete slab to place it on, use a fire pad to protect the underlying patio from damage from heat or embers.
4. Only burn seasoned wood. Being outdoors doesn’t give you an excuse to burn whatever you want in your outdoor fireplace. Instead, it is important to only burn seasoned firewood as it burns at higher temperatures with minimal smoke. Attempting to burn trash, Styrofoam, or treated wood can release harmful chemicals into the air – and damage your fireplace.
5. Keep the chimney clear. To prevent chimney blockages or debris in the chimney, make sure that there are no hanging limbs, leaves, or building structures such as gazebos or pergolas that interfere with the chimney venting. Fireplaces should be built at least 100 feet away from buildings and other structures to minimize the risk of accidental fire.

Maintaining your outdoor fireplace

Being outdoors doesn’t excuse your outdoor fireplace from regular maintenance. Outdoor fireplaces should be swept and inspected at least once per year to remove creosote, ash, and soot and to check for signs of damage. Because outdoor fireplaces are constantly exposed to the elements, the masonry and other fireplace components may deteriorate faster.

Safely operating your outdoor fireplace and keeping it well maintained can allow your family and friends to enjoy enjoyable evenings in front of the fire all year long. For more information on how to safely operate your outdoor fireplace or about adding an outdoor fireplace to your home contact The Cozy Flame today.

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Time to Start Thinking About an Outdoor Fireplace

With spring finally here, the temperatures outside have finally begun to warm up. However, even in the heat of the summer outdoor air temperatures can still be extremely chilly during the evenings. This year, get the most out of your outdoor spaces by warding off any chills with an outdoor fireplace. Below are three of the most popular reasons why you should start thinking about adding an outdoor fireplace to your home.

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1. Add value to your home

A beautiful custom fireplace can set your home apart from others in the neighborhood – while providing an excellent return on investment. As outdoor living spaces become increasingly popular, more and more home buyers are looking for features that make a home stand out; according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, prospective buyers rank an outdoor fireplace or fire pit as the third most appealing outdoor feature. The desirability of outdoor fireplaces – as well as the fact that they can last for years with regular maintenance – give homeowners extremely high returns on investment.

2. Expand your entertaining space

If you love to entertain, adding an outdoor fireplace to your home can greatly expand your potential entertaining space. Whether your yard is large or small, an outdoor fireplace can create a focal point for your outdoor living space; tables, chairs, benches, and other seating arrangements can be used to encourage guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy quiet conversations in front of a roaring fire. Outdoor fireplaces can also be about fun! Kids of all ages will enjoy roasting hot dogs, marshmallows, and other foods over an open flame, taking advantage of the most delicious parts of camping from the comfort of your backyard.

3. Ward off chills – even in summer

While few people think of using their fireplaces during the summer, outdoor temperatures are known for their sharp drops once the sun sets. Because of this, it often gets too cold to remain comfortably outside at night – even in the hot months of July and August. To get the most out of your outdoor spaces, an outdoor fireplace can help ward off the chilly night air while also providing light in the darkness. Outdoor fireplaces also allow you to enjoy your outdoor living spaces during the spring and fall, when temperatures are just a bit too chilly to comfortably stay outside without a heat source.

Adding an outdoor fireplace to your home not only adds value – it allows you to get the most out of your outdoor living spaces all year long. With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about an outdoor fireplace. Contact The Cozy Flame today for more information on improving your outdoor living spaces with fireplaces!

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