Wind Blocker Series – Gas Fired Outdoor Patio Heater

A New Wind Resistant Gas Fired Outdoor Patio Heater

Space-Ray Introduces “The Wind Blocker”

Charlotte, N.C. (May 6, 2019) — Space-Ray is introducing its latest new product, The Wind Blocker, a wind and rain resistant patio heater developed to warm a variety of hard to heat areas and extend the use of outside areas. The Wind Blocker is ideal for restaurant patios, outdoor entertainment and dining areas as well as residential patios and porches. The new product offers two heat settings. This new heater can operate on a powerful 34,000 Btu/Hr. on colder days or a softer 24,00 Btu/Hr. on milder days.

One of The Wind Blocker features is a tinted high temperature glass which provides protection on windy days and enhances the heater’s aesthetic appeal. The heater is constructed with weather resistant, zinc plated materials with enhanced black hi-temperature silicone powder coated paint. It’s specifically designed with internal reflectors to enhance the radiant output which are totally hidden behind the tinted ceramic glass. The Wind Blocker delivers a radiant warmth directly to people at floor level first and then in the surrounding air. Unlike typical infrared patio heaters which are affected by windy weather conditions that cause reduced heat output, the Wind Blocker maintains consistent efficiency year around. The system has been tested and operates in winds up to 40 miles per hour.

“The Wind Blocker was developed for those who enjoy spending time outdoors and to extend the outdoor season by providing the warmth of radiant heat. Restaurateurs have the option of extending their outdoor patio seating season throughout the year and in return enhance their revenues.” said Bob Genisol, Space-Ray Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It’s extremely quiet so families and friends can share in conversation and laughter without the overbearing fan noise of other heating systems. The Wind Blocker is unmatched in its performance.”

The clearance to combustible materials above the infrared patio heater can be as low as 10 inches with an optional heat shield when installed outdoor. The heater can be suspended from the ceiling or angle mounted from column or sidewall with mounting brackets typically covering a 12’ x 12’ area. Mounting Angles range from 0°(horizontal) to 60° to add to the unit’s installation flexibility.

Space-Ray is a division of Gas-Fired Products, Inc., a corporation founded and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., since 1949. Gas Fired Products, Inc. has five areas of concentration: Industrial/Commercial Infrared Radiant Gas Heaters, Poultry/Agricultural Infrared Radiant Gas Heaters, Construction/Temporary Infrared Radiant Gas Heaters and Garage/Residential Infrared Radiant Gas Heaters and Outdoor Restaurants and Hospitality. The company specializes in gas-fired infrared radiant heating, the most efficient heating that can be easily installed in industrial, commercial and agricultural environments, as well as garages. Its goal is to design, manufacture and market safety certified, reliable and energy-efficient gas heating products that will stand the test of time. With over 70 years of experience in the industrial and commercial heating industries, Gas-Fired Products was the first U.S. manufacturer to design unitized infrared tube heating products. Gas-Fired Products has a wholly owned subsidiary located in Ipswich, England that services the European markets.

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