5 Great Uses for Propane during Maine’s Summer Months
Propane can do far more than simply keep you warm during the winter months. Propane can also be used to fuel your summer fun. Here are “5 Great Ways” you can take advantage of propane’s versatility to help with your summer festivities.
1. Grilling and outdoor Kitchens
There’s nothing quite like getting together with friends and family for a summer barbeque. When it comes to grilling perfection, we recommend using propane for your grill and outdoor kitchen. Here are a few reasons why.
Ease of use
A propane grill ignites with the turn of the knob, which makes it very easy to use. Also, a professional technician can integrate your grill or outdoor kitchen into your home’s propane supply. This way there’s no need to change tanks and you’ll never have to worry about running out of propane in the middle of a cookout or while entertaining friends.
Charcoal and wood fired grills tend to be very unpredictable, while propane grills will distribute constant and even heat over the entire cooking surface of your grill.
Propane grills are very easy to clean and maintain, while charcoal and wood fired grills can be extremely messy.
2. Pool Heating
Summer daytime temperatures in Midcoast Maine can be unpredictable, that means your pool could get a bit chilly during the evening hours. Use propane as a power source for your pool heater. This is a terrific way to save money on electricity, and ensure that your pool is comfortable throughout the entire summer season.
3. Patio Atmosphere & Warmth
There’s something charming about lounging on the patio during a Maine summer night in the glow of a propane-powered fire torch. Today’s outdoor fire torches are safe, aesthetically pleasing, and help create a friendly, inviting ambiance. And for those summer evenings when the temperature dips, portable outdoor propane heaters are the perfect solution to take the evening chill away and keep the outdoor festivities going, long after the sun has gone down.
4. Fire Pits & Outdoor fireplaces
Backyard entertaining is more popular than ever. A propane-fueled fire pit or fire place is the perfect centerpiece for your outdoor gatherings and cookouts. No more chopping wood or smelly wood smoke, simply flip a switch and enjoy the ambiance, it’s quick, clean and easy.
5. Backup Power
If the power goes out during the summer months, it’s good to know that you have a backup power plan. Propane is an excellent source of power for your generator and has benefits over a traditional gasoline-powered generator. In addition, propane can run just about any appliance you have in your home—all while using less energy, releasing fewer emissions, and generating more power than natural gas, fuel oil or electricity.
Thinking about outdoor renovations and upgrades?
Contact a C+G Energy Advisor for a complete home energy assessment and for more ideas on how you can use propane to power your home.
Whether it’s a grill, outdoor lighting, a custom project or a complete outdoor kitchen, the team at Colby & Gale is ready to provide you with the professional service, installation and propane supply you need to power all of your outdoor products.