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Outdoor Living

Propane raises the bar on outdoor living

There are many ways you can make your outdoor living space more fun, especially if you take full advantage of propane’s versatility. You have so many choices when it comes to making your backyard the talk of the neighborhood.

Whether you’re thinking about grills, hearths and heaters, stylish lighting or comforting outdoor heaters, propane can do that. Take a look at all the ways you can enjoy the great outdoors with propane by your side.

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Outdoor kitchens

These days, people are doing more than purchasing a top-quality propane grill. They’re taking things to a whole new level 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 fuel-storage tank. Using propane gives you better temperature control than you get with 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.

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Nothing can hold a candle to propane

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!

Outdoor lighting will dramatically enhance the visual appeal of your property. Popular choices include stunning solid cast brass or cast-aluminum styles in black or white, with post, pedestal or wall mounts. Gas lights cost pennies per hour to operate, and their brightness is comparable to a 70-watt lightbulb.

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Time to “pool around”

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.

How does it work? 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.

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High heat when you need it

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˚. 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.

Gather ’round the fire

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 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 for expert advice.

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