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An Introduction to Ethanol Fireplaces

With their modern appearance and maintenance-free design, Ethanol fireplaces are the new way to create a cozy ambiance in any room of your home. Whether you’re looking to add warmth, style or both to a room, ethanol fireplaces are the way to go.

Unlike burning wood, an ethanol fireplace doesn’t emit any dangerous fumes when burning. The fuel is extremely clean for your home and the environment, only emitting very small amounts of water and carbon dioxide into the air. With that being said, make sure that you’re letting fresh air into the room, as exposure to any amount of carbon dioxide is not safe.

In addition, ethanol fireplaces are extremely simple to install and easy to use. Just add the bio-ethanol fuel to the burner and ignite. With the ease of creating a cozy environment in your home, there’s no soot or ashes to clean up before or after you light the fire, making an ethanol fireplace a great addition to any home.


Many people fall in love with the stylish designs and looks that are offered for ethanol fireplaces. The fact that these fireplaces can be added to any room of a home, or placed on the patio of your backyard, makes them even more appealing. Most companies that specialize in ethanol fireplaces can customize a design that best suites your taste.

Traditional fireplaces have chimneys and usually only provide about 30 percent of the heat that is produced while an ethanol fireplace will give off 100 percent of it’s heat. With that being said, keep in mind that ethanol fireplaces run off bio-ethanol and therefore won’t create as much heat as a wood burning fire would.

The fact that ethanol fireplaces do not have chimneys means a lot of models are portable and can be moved to a different home if you ever decide to move.

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Source: Lovter

Source: Lovter

Redesigned fireplaces are the new trend in backyard living, and ethanol fireplace option are a natural fit. Ethanol fireplaces are a great option for an outdoor fireplace because they are easy to light and let off warmth and comfort. Forget the mess of your old fire pit when you add an ethanol fireplace to your backyard.

Even though this fireplace doesn’t operate like a traditional wood burning unit, you still need to practice good fire safety. Keep limbs, children and pets away from the fire like you would a traditional fire. You should also never pour ethanol on it while it’s burning or even when the burner is hot. These units are very hot, so protect yourself and your loved ones from the scorching temperatures. Treat the fireplace with respect and it will do the same to you.

Ethanol Fireplaces in Canada had the pleasure of speaking with representatives from Quebec-based ethanol fireplace experts Eco-Feu during the Home Show last spring. These units really must be seen in person, for you to truly understand just how mesmerizing and enjoyable they can be. However, if you don’t have an ethanol fireplace retailer in your local area, this video from Eco-Feu will allow you to experience a hint of what makes these units so exciting:


Now that you know more about ethanol fireplaces and the great things they can offer you and your family, you have more insight and evidence to prove to yourself that these fireplaces are an easy and sophisticated way to add a modern and cozy touch to your home.

Lead Image Source: Eco-Feu

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