What are gas fire pit burners? What should you know about these burners and when to buy one for yourself? To find out, keep reading.
Among the many upgrades, you can do to your backyard, installing a gas fire pit burner is certainly a worthy investment. A fire pit will come in handy for those who live in cold climates. And even if you don’t experience harsh winters all the time, nothing beats roasting marshmallows in the comfort of your own yard.
However, you shouldn’t rush into buying one; pictures of gas fire pit table burners might look alluring and modern, but you do need to know when is the appropriate time to buy one, or if you even need it.
Assuming that you’ve already given this transaction a thought, here’s a guide to help you understand everything about gas fire pits.
What Is A Gas Fire Pit?
The term “gas fire pit” is pretty self-explanatory; literally, it means a fire pit that runs on gas instead of burning wood (like in a traditional bonfire). However, this rather simple phrase is used to refer to something that’s a lot fancier. A gas fire pit is usually a part of a table that you can install in your backyard.
The tabletop portion is where the burner goes. The gas in the lower compartment of the table fuels the fire on top. Usually, liquid propane or natural gas is used in a gas fire pit to start a fire. There are also different kinds of fire pit burner systems that you can install on your table.
How does a gas fire pit compare to a regular fire pit? Well, a gas fire pit will usually be confined within a glass frame as opposed to an open fire pit, which burns wider. Gas fire pits are also a lot safer; not only can you control the flame, but you can also extinguish the fire when you’re done using it.
Why Should You Buy A Gas Fire Pit?
Before making any large investments (a gas fire pit is very costly) you should evaluate the reasons behind buying one. So why should you get a gas fire pit? And how will it benefit you and your home?
Great For Every Season
People don’t usually sit outside in the winter without a proper heating supply. As I mentioned earlier, gas fire pits are best for those living in areas where the climate is usually cold. It’s great for fall or winter evenings when you want to enjoy a cup of coffee in your yard.
The use of a fire pit isn’t only limited to the cold season. You can also use it during the summer, not necessarily as a source of heat, but as something that will serve as a light, if you’re doing some late-night reading or having a pool party. Speaking of pool parties, your guests might want to warm themselves after a quick dip. A gas fire pit is definitely versatile, and therefore an investment that will last you for a very long time.
Elegant Decorative Pieces
We are always asked to be practical with our purchases. If the product does not serve any purpose, you should refrain from buying it. While being practical is a good practice, you can’t expect to keep it up all the time. Splurging is necessary; if you want to buy gas fire pits for the sake of decorating your house, then, by all means, go for it.
Gas fire pit tables come in many elegant and modern designs. Some even look like pots of fire. They will look great on either side of your veranda or even as a centerpiece in your garden. Whether it’s for the winter or as a decoration, it’s safe to say that you will get your money’s worth.
How To Use Your Gas Fire Pit Safely
Anything that involves flammable substances should be handled with care. If you are going to get a fire pit, make sure you know how to use it safely.
Firstly, never leave an open fire unattended. Even if your gas fire pit has a glass enclosure, it’s still very dangerous to leave it as is. You never know what might happen in your absence. Next, avoid trying to cook a meal in your fire pit. Most fire pits are strictly for warming or decorative purposes; if you are trying to cook something you might damage the burner system or even leave marks on the table.
Of course, you shouldn’t introduce any random objects into your burner. Unless the burner company specifically instructs you to use things like coal or wood, refrain from doing so. Most gas fire pits have a smoke-free design, therefore it’s best to not burn wood in them.
Keep metal objects away from the gas fire pit. Don’t try lining the edges with aluminum foil either. Metals can get really hot quickly. You or someone else might end up hurting yourselves in the process of using your fire pit. In short, try to keep things off that table. It’s best to have a small table next to the seats placed around the fire pit.
Lastly, make sure to keep children as far away as possible from the fire pit. A glass frame does not necessarily stop children from putting their hands into the fire. It’s best not to allow them near it while using it.
Gas fire pits are not only functional but are also a beautiful addition to your patio. If you are considering investing in one, make sure to choose one from a good brand (which has gone through extensive quality testing), and has good safety features. Also remember to buy one which is of the right size for your home, so that it doesn’t overpower the rest of the objects in your yard. Gas fire pits which specifically use liquid propane, are more eco-friendly than those that use natural gas.
All in all, gas fire pits are a good investment, from both a practical and aesthetic point of view.