Sitting around a gas fire pit in the middle of winter ensures we can still enjoy the outdoors even during these cold winter months. Much like we do around the BBQ in the summertime, there’s nothing like socialising with our closest friends and family.
So if you’re thinking of purchasing a gas fire pit for your home, you’re not only making a great investment for you and your family to benefit from, but it can also add to the value of your home. Best of all though, you’ll simply love sitting by that radiating heat as if you and your family were spending a relaxing evening camping.
Here’s what to look out for when purchasing an outdoor gas fire pit:
With any purchase, it always boils down to your budget. Can you afford a larger-than-life fireplace with all the extras? Or should you opt for a less premium option that will still provide you with what you need? Only you can answer these questions. The main thing is that you don’t compromise on quality and potentially pay slightly more than you anticipated to ensure that your fireplace is efficient, stylish and long-lasting.
The ability to use natural gas or LPG will save you from having to continually purchase wood. The only cost you’ll have to worry about is replacing your gas bottle (if it’s not connected directly to your line), which you can do quite cheaply at ‘Swap n Go’ locations across Melbourne. Plus, you’ll want a gas fire pit that comes with electronic ignition so you don’t have to worry about getting it started.
Space & Style
Yes, you may love to have a wide, large gas fire pit in your yard – it’s undoubtedly an amazing attraction. However, do you have the space available for a heavy fire pit? If you have a small backyard, you may want to consider a smaller gas fire pit. The key thing to look for is a gas fire pit that can be custom-made to meet your needs. Whether you want it in a pit in your backyard, on your verandah or even built into your outdoor table on your patio, make sure to choose a fireplace company that can suit your unique space.
The type of material you use depends on several factors, but mainly your own personal taste and the suitability of it against the style of your home and backyard. There are many options to choose from, but typically the best ones are stainless steel or cast iron. There’s no real difference in the efficacy of heat these will hold for you – it’s more a matter of what looks better to you.
If you live in a wet climate, you’ll need a unit that operates well even if exposed to the elements. In this case, though, you can’t just leave your fire pit outside in the elements, it should be stored and have some form of protection when not in use.
With these tips, you can’t go wrong in installing a gas fire pit in your backyard that will give you cosier days and nights, keeping you warm and entertained during these colder months.
When you purchase your outdoor firepit, be sure to learn more about safety tips for using a fire pit.
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