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Complete Propane Home: How it Works Outside

Propane Usages Outside the HomePropane appliances can efficiently and effectively meet nearly all of your home’s major energy needs, inside and out, from cooking ranges and drying clothes to outdoor lighting and pool heating.

In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of several propane appliances that can be used outside your home to help you live more comfortably, happy and free.

Outdoor Kitchen

Just like an indoor gas range, propane grills give you instant on-off convenience and precision temperature control for a perfectly done meal every time. With no coals, soot, or ash, clean-up is a breeze, too.

A full outdoor kitchen — complete with large grilling surface, cooktop, oven, and rotisserie — can surpass even your indoor propane appliances. An ultimate outdoor cooking and entertaining experience can be powered by your home’s propane supply.

Lamp Posts

Nothing enhances a home’s entrance like lighting. Propane lamp posts offer the flickering, old-world charm of real flame that electric lighting can’t match. Powered by portable tanks or your home’s main supply, propane gas lamps add beauty and value to any home, are totally odorless, and will function even during a power outage for added home security and safety.

Lighting and Flame Effects

Real flame lighting creates an unforgettable look for your yard and can be used for walkways, general lighting, and more. Propane flame effects, including torches, can add dramatic flair to a pool or patio and propane firepits and fire tables can extend the patio season and liven up chilly evenings with a ring of cozy heat.

Mosquito Traps

With a propane mosquito trap, you won’t have to bring another family barbecue indoors due to pests ever again. The traps, which use propane to attract bugs, can protect your entire backyard from mosquitoes and a host of other biting insects.

Patio Heaters

A chill in the air shouldn’t stop you from enjoying an evening outdoors. Patio heaters are available from tabletop size all the way up to standing models, and they can safely raise the temperature by up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in a 20-foot radius.

Pool and Spa Heaters

Propane pool and spa heaters warm pools faster, with lower energy costs compared with electric models.

Standby Generator

With a propane standby generator, your family can spend the next power outage playing games, reading, and relaxing while the neighbors search for candles and flashlights.

When you see storm clouds looming on the horizon, you don’t want to wonder whether your backup generator will start. Propane generators draw fuel from the home’s main underground propane tank. Unlike gasoline or diesel, propane won’t degrade over time, so when the power goes out, your generator will start automatically, every time.

Underground Tank

Propane tanks are typically owned and maintained by your local propane company. They come in a number of sizes to suit the needs of your home. A 1,000-gallon underground tank can be buried on your property, nearly invisible to the naked eye.

When it comes to storage, propane’s unique properties make it much safer than most other fuels. It’s nontoxic and insoluble in water. Because it’s released as a gas, it doesn’t spill or pool, so it won’t harm soil or water in the unlikely event of a release.

Visit your professional propane dealer today to learn more about the wide variety of propane appliances available and the benefits of propane energy.