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Four Smart Tips for Upgrading Your Outdoor Living Space
Propane appliances such as grills, patio heaters, fire pits, and outdoor lights are great choices to help you maximize enjoyment of your outdoor living area while providing a safe source of warmth, ambiance, and – of course – burgers! Many appliances are portable and available in a range of sizes and prices, so you can customize your outdoor space to your style, needs and budget.
Here are a few tips for smart outdoor living upgrades:
- Create a budget. Before you start any project, it’s important to decide how much money you’re willing to spend. It’s also a good idea to build in a 10 percent cushion for unexpected expenses.
- Consider placement. When determining where to place your new propane grill or outdoor heater, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to optimize performance. Keep outdoor appliances away from furniture, deck rails, trees, and buildings. Keep grills at least 10 feet from any structure. Give fire pits and patio heaters at least three feet of clearance on all sides. Make sure the surface area is level, well-ventilated, and away from strong winds.
- Safety first! Use outdoor propane appliances outdoors, and indoor propane appliances indoors. Never keep a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed, or tent. Have your appliances inspected by a qualified technician annually to keep them in safe, working condition.
- Select your outdoor appliances and, if necessary, get professional assistance to install. Visit your local Blossman Gas & Appliance store to talk with a professional who can guide you through the best choices for the space you have available. Blossman offers everything from the initial appliance sale to installation, service, and propane delivery to ensure your enjoyment for years to come.
Blossman Gas has an assortment of propane outdoor living products that fits all budgets. Additionally, Blossman Gas can assist with outdoor amenities for commercial applications. Contact your local Blossman Gas store to look at both appliance choices and to schedule a qualified service technician for appliance inspection. If you are unsure whether your propane gas system is working properly, a Blossman trained technician will perform a Gas Safety Check.