What is the Best Minimum Room Size for Your Ethanol Fireplace?
Not many asks about it, but room size is definitely a factor when it comes to buying an ethanol fireplace. Sadly, many homeowners proceed to purchasing the units without considering the largeness, or the smallness, of the particular space it will be placed in. So how does the room affect the use and longevity of a fireplace? Here are the hints.
You won't be needing flue or vents, but you will need air. That's right. The live flames from your ethanol fireplace actually consumes oxygen with you. If you have a small room with a large fireplace, it will be eating up all the air you need to breathe, causing you and your family to gasp for air. Miscalculation and less foresight may lead to unwanted mishaps. But before that happens, make sure you're armed with knowledge about these fireplaces.
Ventilation and proper configuration of the room plays an important role in getting a fireplace installed. Since there are no soot and smoke produced from this clean, healthy fueled furnace, you don't need to do a cosmetic overhaul of your interior. You do need, however, to take note of the space.
In order to calculate the appropriate largeness of the room to an ethanol produced flame, let's start with the basic math. Commonly, it is recommended that an ethanol fireplace shall be installed in a room with a minimum size of 20 square meters. Think of your home offices, bedrooms and reading corners. However, for those furnaces producing flames larger than 50 cm, you need to have a larger space. These types of units may be installed inside family dens and open space kitchens to prevent consuming a lot of oxygen.
Keep in mind that when a fireplace is used—a small quantity of carbon dioxide is emitted. This, as we all know, is not good for breathing. It is important that the area is well ventilated. Open a window or a door so that fresh air enters the room during combustion. This way, you prevent increasing the carbon dioxide levels, as well as the overheating of the space. Another tip: add some plants in the area where you have installed your fireplace. Plants consume carbon dioxide and in return, produces oxygen for you and your ethanol fireplace. Just make sure you don't place it near the unit.
Proper knowledge will keep you safe in operating fireplaces. Remember: the bigger the fireplace, the more oxygen it consumes and thus, the bigger space it requires. Smaller apartments will only require a common-sized burner so as to keep warmth inside the room. A regular unit filled with ethanol fuel runs for about two or three hours at most. Stay safe by using an automatic fireplace that can be turned off when the fire is not in use.
Understanding these factors will help you maximize the fireplace you have purchased. Avoid unwanted hazards in the future by knowing your ethanol fireplace and the proper measures required to operate it. For more tips and tricks in using an ethanol furnace, stay tuned to this blog!
- Caris Cruz