A bio-fireplace - which one to choose ?
Bio-fireplaces are gaining more and more supporters. Its main advantage is its mobility and its environmental performance. It can easily be moved from one place to another. Its decorative qualities and its utility function are also undeniable. How to choose the right bio-fireplace to avoid disappointment.
What is a bio-fireplace?
Modern bio-fireplaces are nothing more but traditional fireplaces with only one difference, different fuel type. As their name suggests, they are powered by biofuel, in other words by ethanol. They may vary from one to another having different size or construction depending on the function they are to perform. A small bio-fireplace performs solely a decorative function, while a bigger one can be regard as a fully-fledged heating system. They usually do not require any connection to a chimney, and consequently they do not emit harmful to health substances.
Types of bio-fireplaces:
As modern bio-fireplaces come in many types and there are many division criteria used simultaneously, it is not possible to make a closed list of all the types.
Decorative bio-fireplaces – as a rule, all bio-fireplaces perform aesthetic function. They are equipped with decorative furnaces, made of aesthetic finishing materials. As they are small, that are usually placed on coffee tables or benches.
Hole-in-The Wall bio-fireplaces – this type fireplaces usually comes in bigger dimensions and frequently there is enough place for other decorative elements.
Bio-fireplace with a glass front can play two different important functions. Firstly, a glass front protects a flame from being blown out. It also performs an aesthetic function. Importantly, the glass does not get dirty as no soot is formed inside. In this way can we save our time needed to regular cleaning of a furnace from tar and resins.
Hanging bio-fireplaces - are most frequently mounted on the wall, However, there are also versions available on the market, which can be mounted just under a ceiling. First of all, this type of fireplaces enhances the aesthetics of any interior.
What type of a bio-fireplace to choose? The choice depends on its function. If we opt for a fireplace, who main function is to heat the interior, we have to thin ink about its nominal heating output first.