In seasons like fall and spring, nights can be cool but homeowners don’t want to hole themselves up indoors. In fact, these milder seasons can be the perfect time to transform a seldom-used patio or deck into an extension of your home’s living space.
Propane appliances such as grills, patio heaters, firepits and lights help extend the warmth and comfort of the indoors outdoors, while providing the foundation for a homeowner’s upgraded outdoor space. Because many of these appliances are portable and available in a range of sizes and price ranges, homeowners can customize their outdoor space to fit their style, needs and budget.
Homeowners who are handy and budget-minded may want to take on their outdoor room re-do as a do-it-yourself project. Many projects can be managed on a DIY basis, but before getting started, ask yourself if this is something you can do. Homeowners need to be smart, safe and knowledgeable about when to call in professionals. So if you lack the skills, confidence or patience to assemble and install an outdoor propane appliance, leave it to a professional. Check your state and local code requirements to see if you need to be licensed or qualified to install or service gas appliances.
However, installed and used safely, propane appliances can be a real joy. Outdoor propane appliances should be placed well away from anything flammable, including furniture, deck rails and trees. Make sure the surface area is level, well ventilated and away from strong winds and gusts. Always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the specific appliance being installed and read the safety information provided with the propane cylinder prior to connecting the appliance.
Bring convenience and luxury outdoors with propane appliances, and enhance your leisure time.
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