Choosing Your New Fire Pit

The weather across the country is starting to get a little bit colder, and unless you’re in Florida like we are, you’re probably preparing for winter weather. That can mean everything from dropping temperatures to blizzards, but if you live in a part of the country that has some mild evenings that are still good for sitting outside, then you might be thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard. At The Outdoor Appliance Store, we have a great selection of fire tables, pits, and more, and we would love to help you find the best option for your home. In this post, we’ll look at some things to consider when choosing your new outdoor heating solution.

What Size Does it Need to Be?

When looking at various fire pits and tables, it’s important to think about what size it needs to be. Do you have a large family and therefore you’ll need several seats around the pit? If the fire is too small or not the right shape, people may have to crowd around it to feel the warmth and stay comfortable. You’ll also need to think about the size and shape of the chairs you’re going to use, since large, bulky chairs will take up quite a bit of space.

Where Will the Fire Pit Be Placed?

You might have the perfect spot for your new fire pit or table, and placing it will be as easy as unwrapping it and carrying it to its new home. However, if you don’t have a designated spot picked out, you may need to clear an area in your backyard to make room. You’re probably not planning to re-do your landscaping this fall, but you can still make room on your deck or patio to accommodate the pit. It’s important to choose a spot that’s safe to have an open flame in, and that is uncovered enough so that the smoke can escape. It’s never a good idea to pick an enclosed area like a sunroom or screened porch for your fire pit.

Check Local Fire Codes

Before you set your new pit or table down and start it up, make sure to check your local fire code for any statutes or regulations regarding how far it needs to be from your house and what kind of fuel you can use. Our catalog offers gas-burning, wood-burning, and other options, and they’re designed to provide the highest levels of comfort and safety. If you choose a wood-burning pit, it’s important to remember that you are only supposed to burn wood in it – not yard debris such as leaves or grass clippings. If you’re unsure about local codes, take a few minutes and contact your local fire department. They should be able to answer all of your questions about open flames, fuel sources, the distance the pit must be from your house, and more.

If you’re thinking about adding a new fire pit to your yard for those winter evenings when the weather is calm and all you want to do is sit outside with friends and family, then The Outdoor Appliance Store is here to help. We would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect product that you can enjoy for years to come, and if you ever have any questions about fire pits, fire tables, or outdoor patio heaters, we’ll be here to provide the answers.

Look through our catalog today, and if you think of a question while you’re browsing, feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you!