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Learn about Bioethanol Fireplace

Bioethanol Fireplace

A bioethanol fireplace is an unvented, self-contained fireplace not connected to a chimney or fuel line. Without a need to be hooked in, you can place these fireplaces almost anywhere, saving you time and money on installation. There are roughly three categories of bioethanol fireplaces: freestanding, inserts, and wall-mounted. Freestanding fireplaces can be moved fro room to room and have various sizes to fit every aesthetic. Inserts are simple burners inserted into the wall and often used in place of old wood-burning fireplaces. Wall-mounted fireplaces add a modern look to a home and can be mounted nearly anywhere.

If you’re looking for a fireplace you can quickly plug in and enjoy, be sure the fireplace you are selecting does not require installation. Also, check the burn times for the fireplace, as each one will have a different time, ranging from 1.5 hours to 15 hours. Finally, you’re going to want to make sure your bioethanol fireplaces produces enough heat to fill the room.

When examining the sustainability of bioethanol fireplaces, there are several things to consider. First, bioethanol is a flammable liquid produced through the fermentation of sugars and starches. Like wood, this fuel is grown and processed. Because of the bioethanol refining process, the gas burns more completely than wood does, which reduces the amount of smoke produced from its use. Also, being produced by harvested crops, bioethanol is a renewable resource and not a fossil fuel, like natural gas. That said, some sources have found that bioethanol costs more energy than it produces. In the end, with more heat produced by these fireplaces ending up in the room and not out the chimney, you end up conserving more heat that you’re losing. This feature makes it at least somewhat more sustainable than a traditional fireplace.

Bioethanol fireplaces are easy to install as they do not require chimneys, gas lines, or vents.