Fire Pits: Propane Vs. Firewood

Fire Pits: Propane Vs. Firewood

Maybe you’re looking for a way to bring the family together, or maybe you just can’t get enough of delicious s’mores, fire pits are a great to do both in the comfort of your own backyard. If you’re in the market for one, and can’t quite decide what to get, here’s a quick guide to help you decide what’s best for your home.


This method should be familiar to anyone who’s ever gone camping, and started a roaring fire from wood either bought or found nearby. But starting, and keeping a wood fire going is no small feat, with someone always having to keep throwing on logs, and stoking the flames. Another drawback is that you have to keep firewood stored somewhere, and if you don’t necessarily have a big yard, you might find you don’t have the space. While wood fire pits do tend to be cheaper than propane, and can instantly elevate the look of your backyard, they can cause more fire hazards.


While some may be skeptical, or might even not know much information about gas fire pits, they certainly have their advantages. Gas fire pits run continuously with just the push of a button, with no fire starters or newspapers needed, and no time wasted waiting with the fire to catch. Propane is also a clean burning fuel, so you don’t have to worry about smelling like smoke, or increasing your carbon footprint. And if you’re worried about storing gas tanks close to your flourishing garden, most gas fire pits let you store it within. So if you’re looking for a fire pit that’s easy to use, maintainable, and has a higher rate of return, you want to consider gas.

When installing a fire pit for your home, please make sure there are no permits, or requirements in your neighborhood or area for open fire use.

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