May is National BBQ Month

Did you know that May is National BBQ Month? It makes sense, as Memorial Day is the unofficial start not only to summer, but grilling season. And with Memorial Day just a few short weeks away, many of us are getting our grills ready for all the food we’ll soon be having!

With that in mind, we want to remind everyone that when it comes to grilling out, safety is always the top priority. Here are some important tips to keep in mind so you can get the most enjoyment possible from your gas grill and outdoor living opportunities on your deck.

Safe Propane Grilling Habits

  • Clean your propane grill regularly. Leftover grease is the most common cause of grill fires, causing nearly one in five reported incidents.
  • Have a fire extinguisher on hand and check it to make sure it’s in good, working order.
  • Keep a clear space around your grill, at least five feet from the house, outdoor furniture, trees, bushes and anything else.
  • Once you start your grill, never leave it unattended.
  • Keep children at least five feet away from the grill at all times
  • Don’t use your grill if the starter is broken. Consider buying a grill with an automatic starter.
  • Make sure the grill is on a flat, level surface to minimize the risk of tipping.
  • Food with lots of fat can cause flare-ups. Use long-handled utensils for grilling and keep grilling gloves or mitts on-hand.
  • NEVER use your propane grill indoors or in an enclosed area like a garage or carport. Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas that can be deadly, can build up in these spaces.

Whether you’re using your propane grill for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend cookout, you have to always put propane safety first and foremost. Whether you enjoy propane grill in Tully, or you cook out in Chittenango, or anywhere else in Central New York, here’s to a fantastic spring and summer grilling season in Central New York.

Propane Patio Heaters: Extend the Season

Extend Central New York’s Seasons With a Propane Patio Heater

propane tank exchange syracuse oswego fulton ny outdoor livingLet’s Take This Outside.  One of the joys of home ownership in Syracuse and Central New York is enjoying your deck or patio during the beautiful summer months we experience here. And whether you live in Oswego or Central Square, or Dewitt, Manlius or Tully, enjoying all that the summer has to offer with friends and family is all the more enjoyable outdoors.

But the summer season in Central New York can seem awfully short, which is why it’s always nice to have a way to extend that season into the spring and late fall where you can play with the kids, cook out, catch fireflies, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Patio Heaters: Flexibility to Extend the Seasons

Propane patio heaters give you the ability to turn chilly evenings into comfortable outdoor living for you, your family, and friends. Whether you choose portable patio heaters or more permanent installations, most patio heaters include the ability to adjust their temperature output along with built-in safety features. Patio heaters can provide warmth and comfort up to a 20-foot radius and elevate the outdoor temperature by up to 10-30 degrees.

And for those grilling enthusiasts who grill year around, a patio heater can be a godsend while you grilling those steaks on your deck on a cold winter evening.

From a modest home patio with a portable propane gas grill to full-fledged outdoor kitchens, propane makes your outdoor living options almost limitless. And don’t forget propane-powered fire pits which can add even more enjoyment to your family’s outdoor living experience.

With convenience propane tank exchange locations near you in Central Square and Cicero, there’s never been a better time to extend your outdoor living experience in Central New York