The name may seem complicated at first glance, but the truth is that this alternative heating to wood fireplaces has many advantages.
In addition to being more hygienic, since they do not smoke or produce almost no smell, bioethanol fireplaces are “environmentally friendly” when using a renewable fuel source. On the other hand, these heaters are effective: due to the absence of the traditional chimney, no heat is lost, whereas in a conventional fireplace it is estimated that there are heat losses around 50%.
For the correct maintenance of bio ethanol fireplaces, they must still be equipped with a system that allows the flame to be immediately extinguished (with a burner opening regulator).
Green and efficient
Did you know that ethanol is produced through plant products such as potatoes, corn or rice? And which is biodegradable and a very environmentally friendly energy source? This is why this combustion material is increasingly a technological option that has reached the fireplaces market.
The CO2 released by ethanol is equivalent to that of two candles. In bio ethanol fireplaces, efficiency is also guaranteed as they allow excellent room heating without the need to close the space.
Ten characteristics that distinguish bioethanol fireplaces from traditional fireplaces
Fuel – The combustion material is what distinguishes this equipment. Bio ethanol fireplaces use a type of alcohol that allows a flame to be produced. Its only requirement is the renewal of oxygen in the space where it is placed, which can be either an indoor (shops, offices or rooms) or an outdoor (balconies and gardens) area.
No chimney required – as ethanol does not give off smoke, no need to install hood or chimney. However, bio ethanol fireplaces do not lose heat, so heating is ensured.
Fuel for sale in various locations – popularly known as ‘ethyl alcohol’, ethanol is for sale in supermarkets, drugstores and stores selling cleaning products.
Does not release odour – while the fireplace is in operation there is no smell, only a slight odour when the fire is extinguished.
Not harmful to health – alcohol, when burned releases water vapour and carbon dioxide in insignificant amounts to health.
Guarantees heating for several hours – on average, a litre of ethanol lasts between two and four hours. Its consumption depends on the size of the selected flame and the ventilation of the room. The flame lasts while the alcohol is in the fireplace.
Fireplaces have ‘burner’ – this base consists of a stainless steel reservoir where the fuel is placed, which has a regulator to turn on, increase or decrease the flame.
Easy to install – bio ethanol fireplaces are easy to install and do not require a specific location to place equipment.
Possible to install in the place intended for the traditional fireplace – bio ethanol fireplaces can be placed anywhere in the house, including areas where traditional chimney equipment was available. Bioethanol fireplace inserts allow you to keep your original fireplace.
Periodic Maintenance – Bio ethanol fireplaces should be cleaned regularly using a damp cloth. Detergent should not contain any contraindicated chemicals for this equipment. Alcohol should be handled with care and placed out of reach of children.