Fire Pit Considerations
Fire pits are one of the best ways to ensure that you are able to enjoy your backyard all year round. When looking for the right fire pit for your yard, it is important to keep in mind that not every pit is the same. Consider the pros and cons of gas fire pits and wood fire pits to make sure that you make the right choice for your needs.
- Gas fire pits – these fire pits have become more and more popular in recent years because they are much easier to operate and clean. You simply have to open up the gas valve and light a match and your fire pit is ready to go, without having to worry about the cleanup when it is time to head inside. While gas fire pits may seem like the best choice, they also come with a much higher initial cost, as well as cost more to operate. Gas fire pits will also have a smaller fire than you would be able to enjoy with other options.
- Wood fire pits – these fire pits have been around for many years. They provide a larger fire to enjoy, but can take much more time to get going. They are very affordable and easy to operate, since you are in control of the entire process. The smell of the smoke from the burning wood can be bothersome to those with breathing issues, and can leave you smelling like a fire long after the fire is extinguished. Wood fire pits have to be constantly monitored while lit to ensure that the flame does not get out of control.