Ontario Propane Blog

3 Ways Propane Enhances Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2022 @ 04:00 PM

The last few years has brought home the importance of outdoor living space for many people. Staycations can mean having a holiday at a local resort or renting a cottage - but families are also opting to have a vacation at home, and this means fixing up the backyard to create a resort like environment.

Expanding the patio, installing a fire pit, putting in a pool or spa, building an outdoor kitchen or fireplace, are some of the popular upgrades.

When you start thinking about improvements remember that the benefits of propane don't end at the front door. With propane, you can transform any outdoor space into a welcoming environment used throughout the seasons.

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Topics: Propane Appliances, Propane Fire Pits

Safety Tips for Propane Fire Pits

Posted on Tue, Jun 14, 2022 @ 10:10 AM

It's one of those big trends you see every once in awhile in home outdoor living & patio design - the fire pit. You just need to look through your local real estate listings to see how many people are installing fire pits and showcasing them as a backyard feature.

A fire pit looks inviting and reminds us that our outdoor space can be an area for family and friends to get together and enjoy time outside. No wonder they are so popular! And the heat they generate means you can enjoy your patio at the start of the spring and well into the fall.

Fire pits can be wood, natural gas or propane. Of course the advantage of propane is that the unit can be run from a portable propane cylinder and propane provides strong BTU heat and burns clean.

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Topics: Propane Cylinders, Propane Appliances, Propane Fire Pits

Propane Pool / Spa Heaters and Outdoor Fireplaces

Posted on Wed, May 04, 2022 @ 02:32 PM

As we head towards summer in Ontario, it's time to start thinking about turning your backyard space into a recreational retreat. One of the most popular ways to do this is to add a pool or spa to your outdoor living space. With more people working from home, there has been an increased focus on creating a resort atmosphere in the backyard, somewhere where you can take a break from the computer and relax in the sunshine and fresh air.

Did you know that you can utilize propane energy to power your pool or spa heater and create a backyard fire pit?

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Topics: Propane Appliances, Propane Benefits

Energy-Saving Propane Appliances - HGTV & the Canadian Propane Association

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2022 @ 10:16 AM

Are you a fan of HGTV's show Rock Solid Builds? The show takes viewers to Newfoundland and follows a builder and his construction team while they take on new home construction and restoration projects. Did you know that the Canadian Propane Association is a sponsor? Propane offers a flexible low-carbon energy source to remote and rural locations across Canada, and is an ideal choice for the home construction projects on the show.

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Topics: Propane Appliances

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Propane-Powered Appliances

Posted on Sun, Feb 27, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

While we wait for spring, there’s no better time to start those household cleaning chores that you’ve had on your to-do list for the past few months - but remember, don’t forget about your propane-powered appliances.

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Topics: Propane Appliances

Propane Versus Oil - Comparing Versatility & Efficiency

Posted on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 07:00 PM

Propane is one of nature’s most versatile sources of energy.

If you are using oil to heat your home or cottage, you’re likely using another energy source to power your appliances, such as electricity.  But unlike oil, propane can fuel much more than your home’s furnace and water tank.

Many people know that propane fuels outdoor barbecues, but its use doesn’t stop there.  Propane is used in a variety of industries for multiple purposes, from fuelling forklifts to heating greenhouses.

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Topics: Switch From Oil to Propane, Propane Appliances

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