Category Archives: Patio Heaters

Outdoor Patio Heaters in San Diego, CA Belmont Park in Mission Bay

The Outdoor Patio Heaters team was onsite for another big Calcana outdoor patio heater installation job out in San Diego, California.

On this install we are wall and ceiling mounting a custom configuration of outdoor restaurant patio heaters at two commercial sites in San Diego, Ca at Belmont Park in Mission Bay. We are outfitting two nice ocean front restaurants with permanent ceiling and wall mount gas patio heaters.  Both of these restaurants have commercial outdoor patio seating for their clientele and we were able to work up a heating plan of action for both. 

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Patio Heaters installed for restaurant Buffalo Wild Wings

Advanced Systems just completed another fine install in Newport Beach, California! On this build we installed Calcana heaters at Buffalo Wild Wings in Newport Beach, CA. They are all set to rock out some cozy temperatures with their restaurant patio heating – this patio is directly overlooking the waterfront. Beautiful and picturesque but sure to be cold in the fall and winter months. They turned to us to ensure their customers are ensconced in cozy comfort during their outdoor dining experience. Check out our other write up on our patio heater install that has withstood the test of time and the salt water air ocean side.

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How to Make Restaurant Patio Heaters Efficient

Here at, we work with a large variety of restaurants. Let’s talk about the one side of these establishments most people do not get to see: bills. Many restaurant owners are often plagued with large bills without understanding why their costs are so high. Is it because of the local produce, the recent cold snap, fewer patrons or excessive spillage within the kitchen and bar?

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Common Outdoor Patio Heater Problems and Parts Selection

Stand-up outdoor patio heater gas burner viewIt is fast becoming winter, and it’s time to get out the patio heaters, dust them off, and turn them on for patio heating comfort well into the evening hours. Hopefully, you had covers on your outdoor patio heaters during the summer months to protect your units from needing yearly service. The insulated canvas is great for keeping dust, insects, and varmints out. However, most outdoor natural gas and propane heaters will still need some parts replaced to keep them burning hot, efficient, and clean.

Each patio heating season, the consistent use of your units in cooler evenings can wear out the igniters, switches, valves, and regulators. Thankfully, you have a resource full of patio heater parts to keep your units running strong year after year. Continue reading

Now Offering Outdoor Heater Repairs, Servicing & Installations!

Advanced Systems Company has added two new services for our patio heaters division. We are now providing outdoor heater repair and installation services. This means when you shop around on, every patio heater model and brand that is available for sale, you can count on us to install them at your home or business.

Our main patio heater service center is located at our Chino, CA warehouse, and our trained technicians can install electric, natural and propane gas heaters. We have prepared our technicians to Continue reading

How Much Extra Revenue Do Patio Heaters Provide Restaurants?

In the dining hospitality business, every seat is a potential source of revenue. That is why it is important to invest in certain accommodations to lengthen the usability of your outdoor spaces. For example, when a restaurant, bar or hotel provides patio heaters, it creates a warmer environment for patrons even when outdoor temperatures are chilly. The same can be said for outdoor patio misting systems when temperatures reach uncomfortably warm levels.

It is an important point to make your patrons comfortable. Making smart investments in outdoor patio heating and cooling, as well as the layout of the space, can directly translate into serious revenue for your business. Say that each patron spends an average of $25 per stay and that you have six tables that seat four on your patio. Since temperatures fluctuate, and some guests may not want to dine outdoors, it will be rare that you have full capacity. During the winter months, most places are usually at no more than half capacity. During the length of the winter season (90 days), you could see more than $1,000,000 profit.

By turning on your infrared wall- or ceiling-mount heaters, you create a private and warm dining experience for your patrons. Imagine if your table turns sat more people than in the example figure.  This is how much revenue your restaurant could be missing out on by not providing outdoor patio heaters!

Which Type of Patio Heater is Best for My Restaurant?

Most restaurant managers see great success with the wall- or ceiling-mount patio heaters, while others enjoy the convenience of a portable natural gas or propane stand-up heater. All three platforms are available in natural gas, propane gas and electric heat sources. The latest in infrared heating technology is also quite economical for outdoor dining areas. No matter what your preference is, there is a heating solution to extend the use and enjoyment of your outdoor dining space.

We are here to help you choose the electric or natural gas patio heater for your hospitality business. Give us a call at 760.779.1352 or fill out an online support ticket, and we can direct you to which models ship for free!

Introducing a New Line of Outdoor Heaters for Winter Use

Halloween is just around the corner, and shortly after that is Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. All these great family and friend gatherings often overflow to backyard spaces and outdoor living areas. You need an outdoor heater that will keep you warm and comfortable for all types of activities.

If you are unfamiliar with the trends in outdoor heating, let us enlighten you on some of the latest technology available on the market. Electric-powered heaters are economical and provide a steady temperature for smaller areas. Gas-powered heating elements can heat up larger spaces, but it can cost more with continued use. Some also find that this option does not provide as consistent of temperature found with the electric versions. Infratech electric heaters use infrared technology to heat up faster and disperse the warm air for more coverage at a fraction of the cost. It is economical and efficient for sports stadiums, restaurant patios, outdoor bar spaces, shopping areas, and more. Continue reading

Questions We Ask to Help You Narrow Your Patio Heater Selection

Close up view of gas-fired outdoor patio heater

Sunny Southern California is gorgeous all year round, but other states are not as fortunate as we are. If you love the outdoors like we do, it can get a bit chilly on the patio or on the restaurant outdoor seating areas. We have some fabulous patio heaters that can keep you and your customers warm in the evening hours.

We get asked daily by customers about which heater is best for them and how to make a smart decision of a patio heater for their needs. Our standard answer is a series of question that helps us understand their needs and accessible power sources for their heaters.

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Narrowing Patio Heater Options with These Purchase Factors

It is pleasant to sit outside in the cooler months and enjoy outdoor patio spaces with our loved ones. Some of the best investments you can purchase to extend entertaining time on your patios include outdoor heaters, BBQ grills and fire pits. All of these help keep you and your loved ones warm and comfortable in the colder months.

There are patio heaters out there that are highly functional and dependable. Let us be the first to tell you some models on the market that are clearly the wrong choice for your needs. They will not enhance your outdoor living space. Here at Gas Outdoor Patio Heaters by Advanced Systems Company, our experts want to share their insights on heater selection and determining factors of which heater style is best for your needs.


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