Propane Beyond Heating and Cooking

Written on: June 3, 2024

5 Creative Uses for Propane that Add Value to your Home

propane Odessa, TX If cooking is your passion, you probably love the precision control you get from your propane gas stove. Maybe your family appreciates the cozy and efficient heat that propane provides. But the efficient power of propane makes it a smarter choice than electricity that goes beyond heating and cooking. If you haven’t considered the various ways you can use propane to other areas of your life and home, you might be surprised at the versatility and value you’re missing out on.

Propane is an ecofriendly and efficient choice for a wide variety of every-day appliances that use hot water or heat, including washers and dryers, dishwashers, and space heaters. But it’s also great for fueling appliances that can make your home a little more fun, inside and out: Think cozy fireplaces, outdoor lighting, patio heaters, space heaters, pool and spa heaters, outdoor grills and more. Here are just a few of the ways propane can add value—and comfort—to your home.

The Versatility of Propane

  1. Indoor fireplaces: A propane fireplace brings all the ambiance and warmth of a wood-burning fireplace to any room, without the mess, smoke, and ash. And unlike a traditional fireplace, you can install a propane-fueled fireplace just about anywhere: living room, dining room, bedroom, even the kitchen. Imagine the luxe, spa-like glamour of a fireplace in your master bath!
  2. Outdoor Living: Adding safe and efficient propane patio heaters can let you enjoy your outdoor spaces earlier in the spring and later into the autumn. Fire pits and fire bowls are an attractive focal point and gathering space for entertaining friends and family. And propane-fueled pool and spa heaters will warm up the water much faster than an electric heater, and maintain the temperature better once the water is warm. As a result, propane pool heaters help you keep heating costs under control, while letting you enjoy your pool or spa more.
  3. Grilling: If you have a propane range in your kitchen, you already know that nothing beats the precision and control you get cooking with gas. That’s why it’s the first choice of professional chefs in the kitchen—but it delivers the same precise temperature control on the patio. A propane grill makes outdoor cooking as easy as turning on your kitchen cooktop: Flip a switch, turn a knob and set your heat level. There’s less waiting time, too, because a propane grill is hot and ready to go in about 10 minutes. Compare that to 30 minutes or more to get charcoal hot.
  4. Space heating: Propane wall and space heaters make it easy to heat spaces your heating system doesn’t reach—like additions, sunrooms, attics, workshops, and garages.
  5. Generators: When storms knock out power, a propane-fueled backup generator will keep your lights on, your refrigerator running and everything else powered up until the utility companies can make repairs. What’s more, a whole house generator can really boost your home’s value and even get you a lower rate on your homeowner’s insurance.

The Bottom Line

Don’t miss out on all the benefits this versatile fuel can deliver. From practical appliances to make your day-to-day easier, to easy upgrades to make your home feel more welcoming, propane packs power. Reliable, on-time propane delivery from the team at Pico makes it even easier to enjoy. Contact us to learn more today.