Fall is right around the corner now and many homeowners are starting to give some thought to installing that fire pit they have long been wanting. With that said, when planning your perfect fire pit design there are a number of decisions you need to make. Though your decisions are many, there is none quite as important as deciding on whether you want to install a wood burning or a gas fire pit.
Each style has their own benefits, but the decision can still be quite challenging. With that said the team here at American Renovation Services wants to share with you some straight forward comparisons between a wood burning fire pit and a gas fire pit, to help you with your decision making.
SOME IMPORTANT FIRE PIT COMPARISONS
Overall Cost – The biggest difference between the two undoubtedly is that of the price. A typical wood burning fire pit will cost a significant amount less than a gas fire pit and is much more cost effective, especially if you happen to live in an area with easy access to wood. A wood burning fire pit also takes a good deal less time to install than that of a gas fire pit. Each style will present with extra costs, however. The wood burning fire pit requires you to have to restock the wood often where the gas fire pit requires you to obtain new gas tanks often.
Safety First – The smoke and ash that are created by a wood burning option can present with serious safety issues, especially during dry seasons, whereas a gas option does not present with that kind of a hazard or risk. There are some people who become concerned about potential gas leaks with a gas fire pit, but the odds of that occurring when your gas fire pit is professionally installed are very slim.
Convenience – Gas tends to come in at the top of the charts when it comes to convenience. Why? When its professional installation is completed, you are able to take advantage of your new comfort zone with a mere flick of a switch. With a wood burning fire pit, as we all know, there is much of a hassle that goes into getting the fire started. As a matter of convenience, gas fire pits are a whole lot simpler and give you the immediate outcome you are looking for with no effort or challenge at all.
In addition, gas fire pits are a lot easier to maintain in that all it requires again is a flip of a simple switch to turn the fire pit off and no cleanup is required at all. With wood burning fire pits, you have to perform routine maintenance and cleaning and they are a bit of a challenge to put out. Though there is such an appealing charm to a wood burning fire pit for many of us, when it comes to overall convenience, the gas fire pit will always win out.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT FIRE PIT?
Obviously, the final decision is up to you. You simply have to take a close look at each of their features and benefits and determine which style best suits the needs of your home and family.
Fall is truly right around the corner and there is nothing quite as appealing and cozy than that of sitting beside your backyard fire pit on a cool fall night, enjoying a cocktail, conversation and some good family and friends. With that said, if you are looking to install a fire pit in your backyard, then surely you have come to the right place. The team here at American Services of TN is equipped to install your perfect fire pit design and add to not only the aesthetics of your backyard, but to the overall comfort and use of your outdoor living space as well. Don’t delay. Let us help you to lighten up your backyard this fall with a stylish wood burning or gas fire pit installation.