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Propane Fire Pits Hit a Home Run for Summer Outdoor Living

Swannanoa, NC, February 2, 2014 - Customers of Blossman Gas are shopping for lifestyle products to make their homes more visually appealing and comfortable. Or, perhaps customers are visiting their local showroom because they’re interested in fire pits or high-end grills to enhance their outdoor rooms. The outdoor room is a relatively new concept that stems from the Great Recession, forcing many Americans to cut spending on luxuries like vacations. Even the wealthiest homeowners cut back, but many shifted their spending to other areas – including their backyards. Outdoor living spaces can add just as much to a home's overall comfort and resale value as its indoor features. No longer just a deck and a floodlight, a comfortable and fully functional outdoor living area today includes an array of kitchen appliances, pools and spas, sophisticated lighting, and radiant heat, including:

  • Grills. Push-button ignition makes grilling easy. And propane grills are 105 times more environmentally friendly than charcoal grills, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Cooktops, ovens, and other kitchen appliances. Propane can help you create a luxury, state-of-the-art kitchen outdoors.

  • Hearths and Fire Pits. Environmentally friendly, weatherproof, propane hearths, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces allow homeowners to enjoy the great outdoors year-round.

  • Patio heaters. Providing up to a 20-foot radius of heat, a standing or portable propane heater can raise the outdoor air temperature as much as 30 degrees.

  • Pool and spa heaters. Propane pool and spa heaters, which range in size from 5,000 Btu/hr. for a spa or hot tub to 400,000 Btu/hr. for a full-size swimming pool, bring water to the desired temperature more quickly than an electric heater.

  • Generators. An outdoor gas generator is more durable and environmentally friendly than electric models. They're also quiet. Many produce less than 60 decibels — as quiet as a normal conversation.

  • Lighting. Propane lighting, which is available in portable and post-mounted styles, combines old-world charm Propane's versatility and portability make it an ideal fuel source for homes and outdoor living areas. Homeowners use propane primarily as a heating source, but there are many other uses for the home, including water heating, pool and spa heating, clothes drying, cooking, mowers, fireplaces, backup power generation, outdoor lighting and more.

  • Fire Pits. For the homeowner, Blossman Gas, Appliance and Service helps to refresh, remodel and build homes that feature gas appliances and amenities, even beyond the natural gas mains. Installing propane makes a home more desirable, because many of today’s new homebuyers request gas for comfort, cleanliness and cost efficiency. Go to www.BlossmanGas.com for further information about Blossman’s services, products and locations within the Southeast United States.

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Key benefits of propane

Cost Savings. On a nationwide average, propane costs less than electricity on a per-BTU basis. According to a U.S. Department of Energy study, electricity is nearly twice as costly as propane.

Installation Ease. Propane can fuel a home discreetly, almost invisibly, from an underground tank. A propane tank can be buried with minimal excavation costs, leaving only small dome visible just inches above the ground.

Safety. Propane is a naturally safe energy source and provides many benefits that ensure worry- free comfort. It has an enviable safety record and history due to the strict regulations and stringent codes developed by the propane industry in association with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). View Blossman's Propane Safety page here.

Made in America. A reliable source of energy, about 98 percent of the propane used in America is made in the U.S., increasing the energy security of America. Propane can be used in areas not served by utility lines

Blossman Propane Gas, Appliance & Service has been providing comfort to families throughout the Southeast for more than 60 years. Servicing customers in 12 states from 68 branches, the family-and employee-owned company sells more than 76 million gallons a year. Showrooms provide demonstrations and expertise on most national manufacturers of ranges, cooktops, water heaters, generators, gas grills and gas logs. Leading the industry in technician training, Blossman is a full-service company that provides everything from propane delivery to appliance sales, installation and service. For more information, call 1.888.Blossman or visit www.blossmangas.com.

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Media Contact: Janet Oppenheimer, joppenheim@blossmangas.com

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