Bioethanol fireplaces: a green and economical choice
Today, finding eco-sustainable solutions for powering heating systems is essential. Bioethanol fireplaces represent a new method of heating, which uses resources with zero impact on the environment thanks to a new combustion technology, which boasts reduced operating costs. The bioethanol power supply does not generate pollutants as the fuel is totally biological. Indeed, we are talking about an alcoholic solution created industrially with fermentation and distillation processes of waste biomass, the latter coming from industrial agri-food production. Not only that, this type of ethanol is also obtained from solid urban waste and vegetable biomass such as cereals, starchy, pomace and sugar crops.
Types of bioethanol fireplaces
Bioethanol fireplaces are an excellent option for those who do not have or cannot set up a flue: indeed, a bioethanol fireplace does not require a flue pipe of the more classic fireplace. Another surprise of these fireplaces lies in their size because they are generally very small, so much so that they can be placed even in small rooms. Therefore they can be classified into:
- Countertop bioethanol fireplaces: this is a very small type, so much so that they can be placed on a window sill, a low wall, a table or any other piece of furniture. However, due to their size, these fireplaces cannot heat an entire room as they only produce localized heat.
- Floor bioethanol fireplaces: larger in size, the floor models can also be moved according to needs because they are equipped with wheels. Even though they are larger than the free-standing ones, the bioethanol floor fireplaces are still light and easy to move.
- Wall-mounted bioethanol fireplaces: these types of ecological fireplaces are recessed or hung on the wall as if they were pictures.
The prices of bioethanol fireplaces may vary according to the quality, the chosen model, the power and accessories. Some have an attractive design and may cost more than average. Bioethanol, on the other hand, does not have a high cost and it is also easy to find at advantageous costs, around 2/3 euros per liter. It is enough to say that a liter of bioethanol is needed for a combustion of about 2 and a half hours, but a lot depends on both the power and the size of the fireplace itself. For operation, it is only necessary to fill the tank, inside which there is a stone, with fuel; the stone will absorb the bioethanol and release it in the right amount according to the entered settings.