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How to Make Your Fire Pit More Eco Friendly

It’s the time to get outside as much as possible before winter gives us the chills, and the fire pit is the ruler of the American backyard, providing all of the warmth and serenity for the perfect fall setting.

The majority of us love a blazing fire, but in these modern times, making eco-friendly choices is becoming more of a priority. 

Unfortunately, the classic wood-burning fire emits the most CO2 compared to other types of fire pits, making it a not so environmentally-friendly choice.

Don’t despair- you CAN still enjoy your fire pit without any of the guilt. With a few tweaks here and there, you can transform your pit into an eco superstar!

Are you researching fire pits?

There are many types of fire pits to choose from, and if you’re in the market for one, it can be difficult to decide what suits your needs.

From wood to oil and gas to coal, which is the best? It all comes down to what you like and how you plan to use your pit.

If you’re concerned about carbon emissions, the gas-powered fire pit is an excellent choice. Propane or natural gas both have the green seal of approval, burning clean without any odors, smoke, or residue.

Plus, gas-powered pits are low maintenance and come in a variety of beautiful styles.

Less is more

Practicing minimalism isn’t just good for the planet, but it makes you feel good too! By reducing the amount of “things” in your backyard, you not only save on materials, but you waste less as well. 

Fire pits are nifty because they can easily double as a coffee table or side table when the gas is turned off. This is especially useful if you have a smaller backyard and need to maximize space. 

Whether you’re working with a home decorator or you’re revamping your outdoor living area, consider coordinating your fire pit to not only match the decor or be used for entertainment but to be a practical asset that works as furniture as well.

Top your fire pit with Fire Glass

Gas-powered fire pits don’t need to look boring. Fire Glass is a sustainable decorative topper that doesn’t emit chemicals, fumes or smoke.

Instead, these sparkling pieces of glass often come from recycled post-industrial glass that is tempered to withstand the heat for permanent use in fire pits.

You can also opt for lava rock or tempered river stones. They are stylish and easy decorative pieces that are safe for the environment- you can’t beat that!

Get funky with bio-ethanol

You’ve probably seen bio-ethanol advertised as a cleaner fuel option for automobiles, but did you know that you can also use it in a fire pit?

The cool thing about bio-ethanol fire pits is that you can find really unique designs that will make your outdoor living area stand out.

If you want to add small fire accents to your outdoor living area without installing a big pit, bio-ethanol is the perfect clean burning solution to light up your next party, whether it’s by a special sculpture set a-blaze or a funky shaped burner.

Just keep safety in mind and remember to keep any fire away from low hanging objects, like tree branches. Remember to place it in a spot where a 10 ft. distance is maintained from furniture and other free-standing objects.

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