- What is an ethanol fireplace ?
- Ethanol Fireplace is a type of fireplace alternative to gas, wood or electric units, they are fueled with alcohol a renewable energy source.They do not require any hard connections, they produce no smoke, smell, soot or ash.
If you decided to buy a fireplace, you probably came across different types available on the market. Reading through all the articles and different comments probably made you ask questions like what is ethanol fireplace, where can I use them and are they safe? To clear that up for you, I will try to give you some information about them.
Freedom of arrangements with ethanol fireplace
First of all, bio ethanol fireplace is a great alternative to traditional wood-burning fireplaces. They do not require any hard connections. That saves you a lot of hassle, as you do not need any construction work or professional help. Because it is a fireplace, it produces some heat enough to warm up a single room in a chilly night. It is a great solution for small apartments and any other spaces without an existing chimney. You can install it in minutes, just go ahead and place it wherever you need it, fill it up with the fuel and enjoy the warming flames. No smoke, no ash, no odor is produced just pure, real fire. They come in different styles and shapes, so you can surely find the perfect one for your home design. Some models are portable and can be used indoor as well as outdoor which means you can move them around as much as you like.
Now you probably wonder about its safety, as there is fuel involved. You can find a lot of comments on the Internet saying that bio fireplaces emit some harmful substances, which have a bad impact on your health. Let’s make it clear, the fuel for these bio fireplaces is eco-friendly and based on ethanol, which is of plant origin. It is biologically clean and the only by-products of the burning process are water vapor, heat and CO2 in the amounts comparable to human breath. There are no harmful substances emitted, which is why bio ethanol fireplaces do not require ventilation. You can find a lot of fuel types available on the market. Planika for example offers Fanola®, which is a high quality bio fuel and a renewable and green source of energy. They have a wide choice of semi-automatic and automatic bio fireplaces based on patented BEV technology (Burning Ethanol Vapors), which gives that extra safety as there is no direct contact between the fuel and the flame. Of course when dealing with any kind of fire, you need to be extra careful and follow instructions. You would not touch a hot oven or the flame of a candle, would you? The same rule applies here.
Is it for me?
You will definitely love an ethanol fireplace if you have a small apartment or a space without the chimney. The need for no vents, pipes and other hard connections allows you to place it anywhere you want, on the wall, in a piece of furniture and even into an existing fireplace.
If you are not a homeowner, it is a great solution as the installation does not require any construction work, and you can take the fireplace with you when moving out. No problems with the landlord!