Propane Appliances You’ll Want for Summer

Posted: April 30, 2018

Outdoor patio heater

With the unofficial start of summer coming soon on Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to take inventory of your backyard haven and decide what improvements to make. With that in mind, here are a number of ways you can use propane to add more fuel to your outdoor fun.

Move the kitchen outside

People are taking cooking to new levels by adding cooktops, ovens, and rotisseries to their deck or patio. Outdoor propane kitchens can be fueled either by a portable cylinder or, for more convenience, through a connection to your home’s main storage tank. Using propane to power your outdoor kitchen gives you better temperature control than electric appliances so your food will taste even better. You’ll enjoy the same delicious home cooked meals as you do in your indoor kitchen.

Light the way

Simple touches like propane lighting can add a touch of class and Old World charm to your outdoor paradise. When it comes to backyard lighting, nothing can hold a candle to propane! Using outdoor lighting will dramatically enhance the visual appeal of your property and will also accentuate it. Popular choices include stunning solid cast brass, black cast aluminum or white cast aluminum styles, with post, pedestal or wall mounts. Gas lights cost pennies per hour to operate and the brightness of these lights is comparable to a 70-watt light bulb.

Take the plunge anytime

If you’re longing for a relaxing evening dip in the pool or spa but don’t want to wait until the next hot night, a propane pool heater can maintain a comfortable water temperature any time of day, in any weather, in any season—all for an affordable price. A propane pool heater simply burns gas to warm water from the pool pump then cycles the water back into the pool. That’s why propane pool heaters are an ideal choice for in-ground and aboveground pools and spas.

Bring the heat

A propane patio heater’s adjustable temperature setting allows you to enjoy a comfortable backyard environment for an evening barbecue, a dip in the spa or any other outdoor activity. Patio heaters can raise outdoor temperatures by as much as 30 degrees. With this type of radiant heat, you can enjoy your backyard, patio or pool deck much later into the fall and earlier in the spring than ever before. Patio heaters are economical, easy to use and safe. All patio heaters feature a safety switch that immediately shuts the unit off if it is tilted.

Get fired up

Bring friends or family together with the warmth of a propane-fueled fire pit and never worry about feeding the fire or cleaning up ashes afterward. A large fire pit can be used as a centerpiece for your yard, or you can set up a series of small ones at the entry of your home to wow your guests. Many models have ignition systems that can be turned on and off with a smartphone or tablet.

Keep bugs at bay

Trade in ineffective bug sprays and scented candles for something that really works: a Propane Mosquito Trap. This device mimics the scent of humans to lure these pests toward the trap. Once they go near, a fan pulls them inside. Remember that these devices are designed to attract bugs so put them at a distance from your deck or patio.

Need more advice about updating your outdoor living space this summer? Contact your local propane company.