Are you dreaming of cozying up by the fire? You can’t beat the warmth and romance of a bright, crackling fire in the middle of winter. But aren’t fireplaces kind of impractical, messy, and expensive? You may have ruled out installing a fireplace in the past, but you may want to reconsider now that ethanol fireplaces are so commonplace, practical for heating, and safe. Now you can have that cozy, nostalgic fire without all the mess and hazards of a traditional fireplace.
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What Makes Ethanol Fireplaces Different?
The main difference between an ethanol fireplace and a traditional fireplace is that the ethanol fireplace does not burn wood. These fireplaces use bioethanol, which is a renewable energy source.
A bioethanol fireplace, unlike a traditional one, also does not require a chimney or flue. A very minimal amount of water and C02 are released into the air when running an ethanol fireplace, but there is no smoke, ash or soot released from the fire.
You’ll also find that your ethanol fireplace is, on average, a lot more consistent about heat production, fuel efficiency and heat distribution. While there is a range in heat output, and in burning time, based on each particular model, the average ethanol fireplace will produce 2-3 kilowatts of heat per hour.
An average unit can keep a fire going anywhere from 1-10 hours. Burning times vary so greatly because of the size of the fuel tank particular to each model. Some tanks hold only enough fuel to keep a fire going for 2-4 hours, while others may hold enough to keep the fire going for half a day.
However, you may still be wondering about the cost of running an ethanol fireplace. The great news is that, on average, it will cost around £1 per hour to run an ethanol fireplace, which is pretty close to the same cost of running a wood-burning stove or fireplace.
Why Choose an Ethanol Fireplace?
Safety Comes First
When purchasing an ethanol fireplace, choose a seller that you can trust. Consider where they are geographically located and what kind of reputation they have online. Read some reviews of their products, if you can, and you may also wish to contact the company and ask questions. Remember that a lower price is not necessarily a bargain. Saving money at the expense of a safety is never a good idea when it comes to fireplaces.
A Symbol of Wealth
While all classes of people have used fireplaces for hundreds of years, there is something especially classy about a well made, stylish fireplace that suggests a sense of status and wealth. When you choose a high-quality ethanol fireplace, you are not only installing a heat source to your home, but you are installing an air of elegance and refinement too.
Dream Fireplace Design
Customize your ethanol fireplace with any of our base materials and build a fireplace that suits your personal tastes. We offer several materials to choose from, such as iron and stone, and you can also choose the size and shape of the model you want. Let us help you create the fireplace of your dreams.
Add Some Life to Your Wall
If you want that traditional look, but still want an ethanol unit, consider a wall-mounted fireplace. These fireplaces can be installed at the base of a wall or higher up, creating a distinctively attractive look in any room.
Great Flexibility with Ethanol
When you choose an ethanol fireplace, you’re choosing freedom of installation, design, and more. Unlike a wood-burning fireplace, the ethanol option can be placed anywhere, is easy to use, requires almost no maintenance, and can be customized to suit your style.
Did you know that you can get a freestanding ethanol fireplace? Instead of having the unit mounted in a wall, use a mobile unit that can be easily moved from room to room to suit your needs.
You’ll feel good about fuel choices
Since an ethanol fireplace is an eco-friendly heating option, you can feel good about the fuel that you are choosing to burn in your home. Since bioethanol fuel is created from organic elements its source is not harmful to the environment. Additionally, ethanol doesn’t produce dangerous fumes or particles into the air in your home.
Unlike wood-burning stoves, which can often make a home too hot, ethanol fireplaces are easier to regulate in terms of the temperature of your home. A typical fireplace that burns ethanol will produce 2-6 kilowatts of heat, in comparison to 6-9 kilowatts from a wood-burning fireplace.
More bioethanol fire pros and cons here.