Parties are for celebrating the people who matter most in our lives. When friends and family gather near, that time spent together is special. And after hours of preparation to make sure every detail is perfect, the last thing you want to worry about is how to power it all.

That’s why the Cenex® brand powers our parties with propane. When the Big Game came to Cenex country in 2018, we gave visitors a hearty northern welcome by creating the biggest hot spot in town—figuratively and literally—Fulton’s Warming House Powered by Cenex. Together with our friends at local fave Fulton Taproom, we brought the party using the power of propane to turn their unused, outdoor patio into a one-of-a-kind winter hideaway—complete with live music, prize giveaways and even limited-edition brews.

But what exactly is propane? A nontoxic gas and clean energy source, propane has filled a significant role in America’s energy mix for more than a century. Originating as a byproduct of natural gas processing and oil refining, propane is used in 48 million households—for everything from heating homes to powering grills and fireplaces for parties.

Want to know how propane can up your party game? Virtually anything in your home that runs on electricity can also run on propane. Here’s a list of ideas to get you started.

Heat: Did you know propane gives off more warmth than electric power? A propane gas furnace emits air at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, while an electric heater pumps air at 95 degrees Fahrenheit—less than body temperature, meaning that electrically heated air can actually feel cool to the touch. And that’s not the kind of chill vibes you want at a party.

Cooktops: For any chef, propane-burning stoves, ovens and grills are a no-brainer. Besides offering instant heat, they also allow absolute temperature control. In fact, they’re the preferred choice of 97 percent of professional chefs. Now that’s putting the gas in gastronomy.

Fireplace: A roaring fire might look nice, but the smoke from wood-burning fireplaces can be a severe health hazard and put an unnecessary cloud around your party. Propane-powered fireplaces, on the other hand, release 40 times fewer emissions than wood-burning units. Your party guests’ lungs will thank you.

Lights: Electricity may seem like the standby when it comes to lighting your home, but propane is actually a more dependable option. While electricity is subject to power outages, propane can be stored safely in a tank right on your property. After all, the only one who should be shutting down your party is you.

Think propane might be the solution to turn up the heat at your next party? For value and comfort, homeowners can rely on Cenex propane. Learn more about all the different uses for propane—both inside your home and out—at CENEX.COM, and use our LOCATIONS FINDER to see distributors near you.
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