Gas and propane are two of the most popular options when it comes to installing fire pits. In this article, we discuss the two in detail and give you the pros and cons of installing the two.
Due to the easy availability of this fuel type, gas fire pits are one of the two top choices for homeowners in Sugar Land. This is because gas fire pits don’t take much time and effort to get it fired up. It neatly provides ambiance without the smoke getting in your eyes. If you’ve got small kids around, gas fire pits are generally safer, too, as it doesn’t provide sparks or embers. Gas fire pits are also easier to clean up since it doesn’t produce ash.
However, a gas fire pit is not ideal for cooking or roasting due to its smell. You may also have to do some pre-installation preparation such as connecting it to your gas line.
Propane Fire Pit
Propane is the next alternative to gas fire pit since the two are almost similar in features except for the fuel type. A propane fire pit also doesn’t need a lot of time and effort to get it running. It also doesn’t produce smoke, sparks, embers or ash that needs cleaning up. One advantage a propane fire pit has over the gas is that a propane can be installed with minimal disruption. You won’t need to have your gas line prepared and the tank can easily be hidden within the fire pit structure.
The only disadvantage it has over gas is that its propane tank will need refueling or replacing from time to time.
Both fire pits are also not recommended for cooking or roasting. These two also do not give off as much heat as a wood-fired pit does. Gas and propane fire pits are just two options out of many. If you’d like to explore more fire pit or even fireplace options for your outdoors, talk to us today!