Things You Should Know Before Buying an Ethanol Fireplace
A new trend is taking over traditional furnaces, and it's for the better. When it comes to home heating options, ethanol fireplaces are now becoming the most after alternative. It takes away the unglamorous side of taking care of fireplaces, which usually involves chopping of wood for fuel, avoiding irritated eyes and burnt fingers upon opening the grills, the smell of smoke, and the pile of ash left in the bin after your warming session.
It is also noted that not all homeowners can enjoy a traditional fireplace. Those who live in shared homes and apartments will not even have the option of installing a furnace to enjoy. However, an ethanol fireplace—readily installed and used at one's convenience, takes that dilemma away. These alternatives are less expensive to purchase, and it won't make a hole in your budget with other installation requirements to follow.
Ethanol fireplace also called eco-fireplaces and alcohol fireplace, is a modern furnace equipped with innovations that overcome spatial issues, as well as use. It is powered by bio-ethanol fuel, which is a clean and odorless liquid that produces no unwanted smoke, embers and debris. These furnaces do not require a pipe or a flue, a stark opposite from regular fireplaces, and they are actually really easy to install. Just purchase a unit and add the fuel to let it work!
One common doubt against ethanol fireplaces is if these can provide the heat required of them. On an average, ethanol fireplaces that house a 1.5L burner produce a thermal output of within the 2 - 2.5kW range. This can heat a 20 square meter room.
These points are enough to compel one to buy an ethanol fireplace. But before you go window shopping, there are a few things you need to consider in order to ensure the right purchase!
- What are you going to use it for? Will it be your primary heating, or to add a warm ambiance in your room? There are various kinds and styles of ethanol fireplaces, from tabletop units to recessed ones. Small burners do not give off a lot of heat and are commonly purchased for aesthetics, as well as portable use. Larger burners radiate with much more warmth and require a larger dosage of fuel.
- Where are you going to install it? Is it a free standing variety to be moved from different rooms, or do you want it fixed to the wall? Are you placing it on your lounge area outdoors, or on the kitchen? If so, it is important to weather-proof your fireplace to help it withstand the many elements it will be exposed to.
- How much are you willing to invest in? Budget is an important factor, but you're in luck; ethanol fireplaces aren't as costly as other forms of furnaces. What you need to do is to make sure of the quality of the burner as well as the materials used. Some units which appear to be of great value when it comes to size may not be worth the buck, especially if they don't emit much heat. When purchasing your ethanol fireplace, prioritize quality.
- Caris Cruz