Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Gas Fire Pit
There is a world of options out there when it comes to gas fire pits, each promising to bring a spark of joy and warmth to your outdoor space. But how do you choose the right one? With over 25 years in the business, Solus Decor’s expert insights will help you find a gas fire pit that not only meets your expectations but exceeds them.
Sizing it Right
The size of the fire pit you choose should be influenced by the dimensions of your outdoor space and the number of people you typically entertain. It’s about striking the right balance between intimacy and accessibility, ensuring everyone can comfortably gather around the fire. Additionally, the size of the fire pit can determine the amount of heat it produces, gas fire pits can range from 30,000 btus to 120,000 btus. So if you live in a colder climate, you may want to consider a fire pit with a higher output.
Small Spaces: For more compact areas, a smaller fire pit, such as the Hemi Fire Bowl 26”, provides the warmth and ambience of a fire without overwhelming the space. It’s perfect for creating a cosy corner in smaller gardens or patios.
A Happy Medium: If you’re looking for the perfect fit for an average suburban backyard, a 36 inch fire pit is often a great choice and permitted by most local fire departments/authorities with no need for permits. If you’re looking for more heat, look for a gas fire pit that offers 60,000 btus or more to keep you toasty.
Large Gatherings: If you often host larger gatherings, a more substantial fire pit like the Tavolo Fire Table offers ample space for guests to mingle around, set down a drink or two, or even a few appetisers! It becomes not just a fire pit, but a piece of functional furniture around which conversations and laughter flow freely.
Functionality Meets Innovation
When you are shopping around, look for user-friendly ignition systems, adjustable flame controls, and options for natural gas or propane for versatility. A modern gas fire pit is often preferable because they are easy to use and lower maintenance than wood burning fires. This means more time enjoying the warmth and less time fussing with controls or cleaning up. Furthermore, some modern fire pits offer accessory options to make your appliance more functional. For instance, tabletops can create space when your fire pit isn’t in use and glass windshields can add safety and keep your flame from going out in windy conditions.
Safety & Sustainability: Non-Negotiable
With great fire comes great responsibility. Safety features are paramount, and Solus Decor fire pits excel with integrated safety designs and adherence to stringent safety standards. Furthermore, environmentally conscious manufacturing and fuel efficiency reflect Solus’s commitment to sustainability, ensuring your fire pit choice is one you can feel good about. Oftentimes manufacturers of modern concrete fire pits are left with scraps of concrete or defective products that simply get thrown away. This is not only terrible for the environment, but a waste of completely usable material! At Solus we recycle all of our unused concrete through a local company that uses it to fix roads. Additionally, any products we don’t consider grade-A quality or have been previously used in our showroom don’t get discarded, but sold at a significant discount, keeping the environment and our customers happy.
Conclusion: Your Perfect Match Awaits
Embarking on the journey to find the perfect gas fire pit might seem daunting, but armed with the right knowledge, you’re well on your way to making an informed decision. Remember, the best fire pit is one that brings warmth, beauty, and joy to your outdoor living space, embodying the Solus Decor promise of quality, design, and innovation.