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As summer evenings turn cooler, you might be looking forward to cozying up around a backyard fire pit with loved ones. A natural space to create fond memories with family and friends, it’s no wonder that fire pits are the number one requested outdoor design element today, according to the latest survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
If you’re thinking about adding one to your backyard, consider a propane-fueled fire pit that’s simple to use, in line with today’s design trends, and is better for the environment and your health.
Today’s trend is custom pits that incorporate natural materials such as brick, flagstone, bluestone, and steel. Linear design and custom lengths are also popular, and propane can easily adapt to your desired specifications.
A Different Kind of Flame
Today, you can choose from many different options to design your fire bed. Popular choices include clear or colored glass, broken-crystal-like glass, and round pebbles in an array of colors. However, the natural look of lava rock or porcelain logs is still preferred by most.
Quick to light
The latest fire pit technologies revolve around ignition — propane fire pits are quick to light and don’t require constant refueling compared to using chopped wood. The simplest type, requiring only a gas line and no electrical hookup, is manual ignition using a match. Another option is to use a dedicated remote-control device connected to the burner.
Good for the Environment and Your Lungs
Clean-burning propane fire pits are a smart solution because propane emits almost none of the particulate matter found in wood smoke, and it produces much less greenhouse gas than wood or charcoal. When burned, propane emits nearly 40 percent less carbon dioxide than coal, which is used to generate about one-third of U.S. electricity.