Frequently Asked Questions About Ethanol Fireplaces

Ethanol fires are the fireplace of choice for many homeowners due to the advantages they provide. However, despite the fact they have become incredibly popular and many households have one installed, there are still a number of questions that you may have about these fireplaces and their benefits.

Because we want you to be able to enjoy them to their fullest, we have put together answers to some of the most common questions about ethanol fires:

Do I Need a Chimney in My Home?

The answer to this question is always no. Ethanol fireplaces do not require the installation of a chimney or the use of one should you already have it – this is because ethanol fires are smokeless. Another benefit this brings is that it gives you a lot of freedom. You can move the fireplace to wherever you want, be it to another room in the home or even if you move house.

 

Do Ethanol Fires Give Off Real Heat?

They do. They’re a great heat source to have in the home, as it also provides a cosy and gentle atmosphere. The heat output of these fires will vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the room, if there are any drafts, etc., but they will always give off real heat.

 

What is Bio Ethanol Made Of?

Bio ethanol is, in essence, alcohol that is produced by the fermentation of carbohydrates, which are typically found in sugar and starch crops (like potatoes). In an increasingly eco-conscious society, the fact that this bio fuel produces 12% less greenhouse gas emissions that diesel, for instance, is one of the reasons for its popularity.

Ethanol fuel is produced from raw renewable materials, then, and its main emissions are water vapour, CO2 and heat.

Can I Put Out the Fire Before All Ethanol Has Been Burnt?

You do not have to keep the fire burning if you don’t want to! Ethanol fireplaces come with the necessary mechanism to adjust or extinguish the fire anytime you want, so you won’t need to worry about having to let the fuel burn until the end.

 

Are Ethanol Fires Easy to Install?

This is a resounding yes! Because ethanol fireplaces don’t require a chimney or pipe connection, they can virtually be placed almost anywhere without any refurbishment or decorating done to the home. They’re also incredibly easy to operate and, if you’re renovating your home, they can be added to a room at any point during the building works.

 

Here at Smartfire, we strive to answer all of your questions, so that you can take full advantage of your ethanol fireplace! Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time if you have more queries or to learn more about our products and services. You can also visit our showroom to see for yourself what we have to offer!

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