Is a Propane Firepit Worth It?

Consider safety, convenience and reliability for your outdoor living products.

firepit options miami, fl How’s your home’s outdoor setup? A big part of owning a home in South Florida is enjoying warm, hospitable weather all throughout the year. Our customers in Miami, Coral Gables and West Palm Beach love putting clean-burning, efficient propane gas to work, powering a host of outdoor amenities. Enhancing your outdoor spaces is a modest investment with a significant payoff.

When you turn your yard, patio or pool area into a social destination, you’ll boost your home’s appeal to buyers and spend less of your money going out to restaurants.

One product that Southeast Propane customers regularly ask about is a propane firepit. These fantastic features light up the evening with beautiful flickering flames. They provide a cozy gathering spot for family and friends where you can make gooey s’mores to enjoy — not to mention memories to treasure.

Let’s look at how propane firepits compare to their wood-burning counterparts.

Ease of use with propane firepits

With a wood firepit, you’re in for quite a bit of manual labor. You’ll need to lug wood and arrange it in the pit. It can take several tries to get the fire going. Then, you must keep adding logs throughout the evening. Hopefully, you have extra time to spare at the end of the night because you’ll need to ensure all the embers are extinguished before going to bed.

Then there’s cleanup, which can ruin your outfit with ashes and soot.

Propane firepits are the ultimate convenient fire feature. All you need to do is flip a switch or push a button. (Many products have remotes or connect to your phone.) Immediately, you’ll have a stunning fire going. And when you’re finished, just turn it off and call it a night — no dousing with water and no messy cleanup.

Safety and environmental concerns

As lovely as a wood fire might look, it presents serious safety and comfort concerns. These include singeing embers, eye-stinging smoke and loose logs that can roll and cause a severe fire hazard.

Beyond that, burning wood can create air quality problems. A wood fire can produce 28 or more pounds of particulate emissions! These harm the planet and are a known carcinogen.

Now, consider propane, which burns cleanly, with virtually no particulate matter released. Propane’s flame does not release caustic smoke, and it doesn’t create any smells that cling to your clothes and hair. Plus, you don’t need to worry about logs or embers escaping from your propane firepit.

Firepits and your home’s value

While you won’t see your home value multiply because of an outdoor fire feature, it can definitely improve the “curb appeal” of your property. When Homelight surveyed thousands of real estate agents about buyers’ most desired home amenities, 54 percent named a firepit as their number one! And a National Association of Realtors report found that home sellers can expect to recoup 67 percent of the cost of their fire feature.

Southeast Propane carries a range of propane appliances, including firepits, pool heaters, water heaters and backup generators. Get in touch with us to explore your options.