Is a Gas Fire Pit or Wood Burning Fire Pit Right for You?

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Is a Gas Fire Pit or Wood Burning Fire Pit Right for You?

Do you love spending time outdoors with your loved ones? Or you want to enhance the look and feel of your outdoor space? With a fire pit, you can enjoy your yard all throughout the year. Its warm, flickering flames offer a perfect gathering spot. Also, it is the perfect place for staying cozy on a chilly night, bringing your loved ones together and creating great memories.

But when it comes to choosing fire pits for your yard, there are many options available on the market. The two most popular options you will find are gas and wood fire pits. Before selecting one from them, you should consider their advantages and disadvantages.

Fuel Availability

Gas fire pits require natural gas or propane for burning while dry wood is required for the wood fire pits. So, before choosing any one of them, you need to know what type of fuel is easiest for you to get. For example, if you live in a remote rural area with ample firewood, a wood fire pit is probably the best option. But, if you already have a home with a gas line, a gas fire pit could be the most appropriate choice for you.

Installation

When it comes to installing wood fire pits, it is easy to install them. You need only a metal frame, brick or stone over the top and also you need to make sure the pit is at a decent distance from the home.  However, you can’t ignore the fact that you have to spend a lot of time stacking, ordering, seasoning and carrying the wood throughout the year. On the other hand, you don’t need to do anything for gas fire pits. Although installation of gas fire pits is tough, you just need to press a button to start it after installation.

Safety

Safety always comes first, whether you are looking for a wood fire pit or a gas fire pit. If you have a gas fire pit, you need to check the gas thoroughly for any leaks as they can be deadly. So, you need to keep the fire pits in perfect shape and maintain your gas line properly. For a wood-burning fire pit, you also need to maintain safety. Apart from this, wood creates the ideal environment for bugs and other insects. So, in that case, a gas fire pit is a great addition for your home’s safety.

Convenience and comfort

Starting a wood fire pit can be a tough and frustrating job for everyone. With a gas fire pit, you can enjoy warmth and family without any hassle. Once your fire pit is installed, you need a very little effort to start the fire. Also, it is easy to clean up after use and you don’t have to worry about irritating smoke.

Both gas and wood fire pits are good in their own ways as both have their own pros and cons. So, it’s up to you what you select according to your home’s décor, choice and needs.