In the Mid-Atlantic region, fall is the season of change. As days get shorter and nights cooler, your fuel needs will change, too.
At Foster Fuels, we’re committed to being a year-round partner to businesses and homeowners in every region we serve. Here’s a look at some of the ways our customers use propane in the autumn months.
Though most people associate barbequing with the summertime, there’s no reason you can’t keep grilling well into the fall months. In fact, many of our customers find themselves trying to take advantage of the outdoors more as temperatures change — and grilling is a great way to do that.
Propane grills are faster and easier to use than charcoal, making them ideal for the fall when daylight is limited. If your home runs on propane heat, in many cases, you don’t even need to purchase an extra tank — some grills can connect directly to a bulk home propane source, ensuring you always have fuel on hand for cooking.
Of course, there comes a time every year when it’s necessary to disconnect your grill for winter storage. This is a great opportunity to clean and inspect all components. Use a wire brush to scrape down the grates and a soapy solution to wash the exterior. If you need to store your grill outdoors, invest in a heavy-duty cover to protect it from the elements.
Propane Fire Pits
Fire pits are another way to use propane gas in the fall months. As an alternative to a wood fire, they are easier to use, as well as safer and completely odorless. They are perfect for homes where open flames aren’t permitted, or for anyone who wants to avoid the hassle of building and maintaining a fire.
Foster Fuels has several propane fire pit models for sale in our Hearth & Home Store. Explore the possibilities online or contact a representative in your area for more information.
Propane Patio Heaters
In the fall, propane is also a great way to heat an outdoor patio, making it easy to keep the good times going, even when the temperature drops. Propane patio heaters are cost-effective and virtually maintenance-free. Best of all, with many styles available, they integrate into your outdoor decor much more seamlessly than an electric space heater.
If you love spending time outdoors, why not enjoy it for as long as possible? If you already heat your home with propane, a patio heater is a simple addition that can turn an outdoor area into a functional year-round space.
Propane Water Heaters
The fall is a great time to take care of maintenance for a propane water heater. Even though you likely use it year-round, a breakdown in the cold winter months is much more frustrating. Regular maintenance is the best way to avoid problems and extend the life of your heater.
Most modern water heaters don’t need much regular service, though it’s essential to check for signs of rust damage and confirm that the valves and other components are all working their best. Some of these tasks are easy for a homeowner to perform, but others require specialized knowledge which can only be provided by a professional. If you’re unsure what to look for, book a consultation with Foster Fuels this fall.
Winter Prep Tip for Propane Users
Your water heater isn’t the only thing that can benefit from some attention in the fall months. It’s also a good idea to make sure all your propane tanks are filled, and your appliances have been serviced. A comprehensive inspection from a knowledgeable technician is the best way to avoid any issues when you start up your heater for the first time this winter.
Contact Foster Fuels for Service Today
Whether you’re interested in propane appliances or seasonal checkups for your existing propane systems, Foster Fuels can help. Get in touch today for more information about our full selection of fall propane products and services.