An ethanol fireplace is basically a steel unit composed of a burner tray, a cover, and typically a protective screen where ethanol is burned to heat a space. In recent years their popularity has steadily been on the rise.

 

Everyone enjoys a good fire, especially when December and January rolls around. If you are considering installing a new fireplace in your home, you have a lot of options to choose from.

 

Below we’ll discuss and highlight some key benefits of going with an ethanol fireplace.

 

Simple

 

Far and away the most important feature of an ethanol fire is that they require no flue. Depending on where you live, it’s not possible or easy for every homeowner to throw up a chimney. Often, the installation becomes too complicated and costly. As a result, the homeowner seeks out an alternative – most often the ethanol fireplace if where they turn.

 

Efficient

 

The ethanol fireplace is ventless because through the burning process no smoke, soot, ashes or residue of any kind is produced. The fuel is so clean that the final product of the flame is a very small amount of water and carbon dioxide.

 

Warm

 

Seeking an alternative to a wood burning stove or even a gas fireplace? Looking into ethanol fireplaces is a great first step. The flames are real, and best of all the heat production and distribution remains even. With a wood burning fire it can be difficult to maintain optimum heat -- often fluctuating between too hot and too cold. With ethanol you can kiss this problem goodbye.

 

Easy

 

Last but certainly not least, an ethanol fireplace is easy to use and just as simple to install. If you purchase a freestanding model, no installation at all is required. The wall mounted units are easily installed on a bracket that connects it to the wall. A little more complicated are the built-in versions, however, they are still quite a bit easier to install than wood or gas fireplaces.

 

Ultimately what choices you make are going to make come down to a variety of personal factors. Now at least you will be armed with slightly more information when it comes to heating options in your home.