Now that Labor Day is behind us, summer 2019 will soon be a memory here in Southern Maine and New Hampshire. But your outdoor entertainment season can live on for at least a few more weeks with a little help from propane gas.
One of the best ways to stretch your outdoor entertainment season is to install a propane fire pit – an outdoor structure that can be made from concrete, brick or stone in a variety of configurations. Connected to either a 20-lb propane cylinder or your central propane tank, a fire pit will give you an evening by the fire under the stars without the smoke, embers, and ashes of a wood fire.
With some sensible precautions for placement (give it space and keep it off flammable surfaces, for starters), a propane fire pit can be a perfect focal point for your outdoor living space – and a great place to get warm on a cool late September or October evening.
Other ways propane can extend your summer – and improve your fall
Of course, propane isn’t just for fire pits: powerful, versatile propane can do it all outside your home.
These are just some of the ways you can use propane to stretch your outdoor entertainment season, or to make your fall a little bit better at home:
- Propane lighting – As the days shorten, you’ll need artificial light to keep the party going. Cost-effective propane outdoor lighting will do the trick, adding a little ambiance with its flickering flame.
- Propane spa heaters – Propane is the perfect heating solution for your outdoor hot tub! Just like propane pool heaters, propane spa heaters give you precision control of water temperature and can heat water quickly if you don’t plan to run your hot tub every day.
- Propane patio heaters – Keep your guests toasty warm on your patio or pergola with a high efficiency propane patio heater. They come a range of sizes and mounting options to match any outdoor décor.
- Propane fireplaces, fireplace inserts, and log sets – Once the get-togethers move inside for the late fall and winter, why not continue the fireside gatherings at your propane hearth? If you have an existing masonry fireplace, a propane fireplace insert will throw far more heat than a wood fire and improve your heating efficiency by a factor of five! Or choose one of today’s realistic propane fire log sets for another taste of cozy convenience. If you don’t have a built in fireplace already, consider a direct-vent propane cast iron stove or wall-mount fireplace, or a precision propane space heater to take the edge off that too-cool-for-comfort room.