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Wood vs Gas Fire Pit Comparison

Wood vs Gas Fire Pit Comparison

Fire Pits have become the focal point of patios and outdoor living spaces. There is just something about sitting around a warm fire with friends and family. When considering a fire pit, one of the first decisions to make is to whether to go with a wood burning or a gas fire pit. We have put together a list of Pros and Cons for each to help you find the perfect fire pit for your space.


Wood Burning Fire Pit

For some, nothing can compare to the good, old-fashioned, smoky aroma and crackle of a wood fire. A little preparation is needed to get the fire going and there will ash to clean up afterwards.

Pros:

  • Budget Friendly
  • Easy Installation
  • Simple to Operate
  • Larger Fires / Puts Out More Heat
  • Can Cook / Grill
  • Interactive
  • The Smell and Sound of Burning Wood

Cons:

  • Time Consuming to Gather Wood, Build, and Start Fire
  • Clean Up of Ashes After Fire
  • Blowing Smoke Can Cause Discomfort
  • Smell of Smoke Sticks to Clothing
  • Must be Actively Monitored
  • Local Ordinance May Ban Burning Wood

Gas Burning Fire Pit

The convenience of gas is undeniable. Starting a fire can be as simple as turning the valve on and lighting it. Maintenance is easy because there is no clean up.

Pros:

  • Quick and Easy Start-up and Shut Down
  • Clean Burning
  • No Blowing of Smoke
  • No Odor Left on Clothes from Smoke
  • No Clean Up
  • Safe to Use Where Wood Burning is Banned
  • More Versatility / Options to Customize

Cons:

  • Increased Risk of Danger Due to Malfunction of Gas
  • More Costly than the Average Wood Burning Fire Pit
  • Usually Smaller Fires / Puts Out Less Heat

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