Summertime means warm weather and spending lots of time outside. Whether you like to lounge by the pool, sit on your deck with a great book or host barbecues for friends and family, there’s always something fun or relaxing to do during those hot months. There are several propane appliances you can install in your home’s outdoor space to make spending time outside even more enjoyable this summer and keep your outdoor space looking great.

But why exactly should you consider installing these appliances?

The appliances you’ll find below add comfort and convenience to your outdoor living space. You’ll spend as much time as you can outside in the sun when you have them installed in your home!

Adding these appliances to your outdoor spaces also adds to your home’s value. Whenever it comes time to sell, home buyers will fall in love with these spaces. Because you’ve spent the time and money to add these upgrades to your home, you can sell your home for a higher price. Your home will become a very competitive one if you choose to put it on the market.

If these advantages have caught your interest, read more about specific projects that you can start soon to vamp up your home’s outdoor living space.

Lamps & Lighting

Even with those long summer days, the sun has to set at some point. Don’t let the setting sun be the thing that sends you inside. When you install propane lamps and other types of lighting, you can keep doing your favorite activities outside for longer.

The cooler temperatures and comfortable lighting will make your outdoor space a haven in the darkness. You don’t even have to worry about your electric bill going up — propane is an inexpensive option.


A propane firepit gives you all the benefits of an outdoor firepit without any of the hassles. Use it to toast marshmallows and hotdogs and keep warm after the sun goes down. It’ll make any gathering a lot of fun.

Unlike wood-burning firepits, a propane pit lights easily and doesn’t require any cleanup. At the turn of a knob, your firepit is going, and when you turn it off there’s no ash to clean up. Your biggest worry with your firepit is making sure there’s enough propane in the tank.

Pool Heaters

Just because the air is warm, it doesn’t always mean the water in your pool will be warm too. Sometimes it isn’t until late afternoon when the water becomes really comfortable to swim in. Installing a propane pool heater gives you more control in deciding your pool’s temperature.

If you want to take an early morning swim without a pool heater, your body will be in for a shock! When you have a propane pool heater, you don’t have to worry about that. Knowing you can swim in a comfortable temperature at any time makes those lazy summer days even better.

Outdoor Kitchens and Grills

Your backyard BBQ won’t feel the same without an outdoor kitchen or grill to help you make the perfect hamburger or hot dog. Whether you have guests over or you’re trying to feed a whole crew of hungry kids, a propane grill is the way to go.

Propane grills are easy to start, and they heat up quickly. Not only will you get food cooking fast, but these grills hold a steady temperature over a longer period of time. You can even design an entire outdoor kitchen with your propane grill as the centerpiece.

Patio Heaters

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy your patio even in the cooler times of the year, a patio heater may be the perfect addition to your home. Whatever your favorite activity to do on the patio is, you can enjoy doing it longer when you have a built-in propane heater for your outdoor patio.

There is a wide selection available of outdoor propane heaters. They come in many different shapes, sizes and styles, making it simple to find the perfect one for your patio.

Mosquito Traps

It’s almost impossible to get through the entire summer without getting any mosquito bites. When you get them, they’re a real nuisance. The constant itchy feeling can be a real pain. Avoid getting chewed up by bugs when you put a propane mosquito trap in your backyard.

These traps copy the smells that come off of people to lure the mosquitoes and other nasty bugs away. Eat your dinner in peace and enjoy being outside with friends without having to constantly swat those pesky insects away.

Contact Foster Fuels

Installing these appliances or even using other propane equipment like mowers in your home may be easier than you think, especially if your home already has a propane system in place. At Foster Fuels, we want to help you find the perfect propane appliance to make your home’s outdoor spaces even more pleasant. Contact us to learn more about our diverse products and services that use propane for your summertime fun!