Many homeowners choose to put gas fire pits in their backyard so that they can entertain outdoors in the evening and on colder days. There are several advantages to using gas fireplaces instead of wood. Gas is clean burning and there is no excessive smoke and no flying embers or sparks to watch out for. Starting a fire in a natural gas pit is easy and quick since all it requires is the touch of a button. There is no need to carefully stack wood and use lighter fluid to get the fire started. A warm glowing fire starts in seconds after the button is pushed.
A natural gas fire pit is attached directly to the natural gas line so that there is no chance of running out of fuel like there is with a propane fire pit. It is possible to adjust the height of the flame to reduce or increase heat output and extinguishing the fire is as easy as turning a knob. There are many styles to choose from and various sizes to meet all requirements. Some fire pits come with a grill so that it is possible to cook food. If a portable fire pit is required then the best choice are propane fire pits. These portable units weigh around 15 pounds, although much heavier units are also available.
When purchasing propane fire pits there are some safety regulations that should be adhered to in order to avoid any hazards. The storage tank sometimes comes with the unit but if it does not it has to be bought separately. The insulation pad should be made of ceramic material since it is considered to be the safest. When buying a propane pit it is a good idea to make sure the unit comes with a ceramic insulation pad. Propane fire pits come in different BTU ratings. When choosing the propane unit it should come with at least a 22,000 BTU range, although for best safety standards a BTU of 60,000 is recommended. Gas and propane fire pits are considered very safe and are good for the environment and your health since there is no smoke emanating from the unit.