As temperatures climb after a long winter hibernation, there’s nothing we all want more than to get outside. Spring is the time when bike tires are refilled, shorts are pulled from the depths of closets and time outside is no longer met with frozen fingers and toes.
But once the sun goes down, it can still get chilly. And that chill makes for a perfect bonfire night. Read why a propane fire pit can be a great option for your backyard or cabin.
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Easy to shop for
Most of the shopping requirements for propane fire pits are the same as traditional fire pits: size and aesthetic. And the possibilities for what a propane-powered fire pit can look like are virtually endless!
The one extra detail to consider is the BTU of the fire pit, which can range from 15,000 to 300,000 Btus. A certain rating is not necessarily recommended over the other, however, fire pits rated under 30,000 Btus may need to be protected from strong wind gusts.
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Safe to use
Fire is hot no matter if it’s fueled by propane or logs. But there are a few safety perks that come with propane-powered fire pits:
- Propane burns cleaner and doesn’t produce sparks or ash that can land on clothing or skin.
- Flames on a propane fire pit can simply be turned off, whereas traditional log fires leave hot coals for hours.
- Because propane fire pits don’t require tending to burning logs, they reduce interaction with the flame, resulting in fewer opportunities to accidentally burn yourself.
Save space and money
Traditional log fire pits may not take up a lot of space themselves, but all the wood they require sure does! And unless you’re splitting your own wood, the expense of purchasing firewood can be costly.
Propane-powered fire pits rely on propane cylinders, which are much more space efficient and can be stored safely outside. An important safety reminder: Propane is never meant to be stored inside the home, shed or garage.
Environmentally friendly and easy to maintain
Propane fire pits require very little maintenance. Similar to your outdoor furniture, a propane fire pit only needs a quick dusting off in the spring. And just like your propane grill, a propane fire pit will need a propane tank that’s been filled and properly connected. Since propane burns cleaner than wood, there are no ashes or soot to worry about.
Plus, you’re helping the environment by choosing a low-carbon fuel that produces significantly fewer greenhouse emissions. In addition, propane is a nonpoisonous, nontoxic fuel that won’t contaminate soil or groundwater, making it safe to use anywhere.
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Tons of fun!
Propane fire pits can power backyard fun for the entire family. They create the perfect setting for spooky ghost stories, toasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs, and they can level up your backyard design game.
If you’re thinking about getting a propane-powered fire pit for your backyard or cabin, be sure to reach out to YOUR LOCAL CENEX PROPANE DEALER with questions.