Summer is almost officially here and no other fuel can do as much as propane can to make lounging in your backyard a pleasant and care-free experience.
Here are a five ways propane can turn an average summer into a great one at your home.
- Grilling and Beyond. Propane grills light instantly, heat faster than charcoal, and emit less carbon monoxide and soot. They make your food taste better too! For convenience sake, higher-end grills offer drawers, side burners, surface lighting and LED temperature displays. People are taking cooking to new levels by adding cooktops, ovens, and rotisseries to their deck or patio. These outdoor kitchens can be fueled by a portable propane cylinder or through your home’s primary tank.
- More Power to You. A whole-house propane generator will not only keep the lights on during a summer power outage – it will also keep your air conditioning, medical equipment, sump pumps and security systems running.
- Midnight Swims. Nothing beats a cool dip on a hot day…except perhaps a warm dip on a cool evening! When you’re ready to wind down for the evening in your heated pool or spa, nothing does the job better than a propane pool heater, It will warm your water much faster—and at a lower cost—than an inefficient electric heater. Many propane pool heaters include sensors that shut off the unit if water temperatures rise above pre-set limits.
- Lounge on the Patio Anytime. Take the chill out of the night air with portable propane heaters and outdoor propane fireplaces, which can raise outdoor temperatures by as much as 30 degrees. Portable outdoor heaters include safety features that immediately shut down the heater if it gets knocked over.
- Light the Way. Propane can be used to light all areas of your home’s exterior. Popular applications include propane-fueled tiki torches, which provide plenty of lighting and ambiance while eliminating the smell and residue created by oil-burning torches. You can burn a tiki torch for 10 hours or more on your portable gas cylinder.
Discover all the ways you can use propane power and enjoy a wonderful summer. Contact your local propane dealer to learn more.