Top 5 Types of Ethanol Fireplaces
Ethanol fireplaces are a product of ingenuity and modern science. The installations burn pure liquid ethanol gas and display a beautiful orange flame. Because ethanol fireplaces burn natural liquid gas there are no CO2 concerns and, therefore, can be used without outside ventilation. In addition to that, ethanol fireplace units can be placed or installed just about anywhere in a space. This opens up endless possibilities for residential and commercial settings; an ethanol fireplace installation can be a stunning addition. But what are some of the options when choosing the right one for you? Here are a few suggestions to help you along.
1. Wall Units
Usually, wall ethanol fireplaces come in a fairly modern and sleek design. Wall units are ideal for small spaces, condos, offices, waiting rooms, and even restaurants. And remember, because they don’t require outside ventilation, these wall units can be inserted just about anywhere without taking up more space than a picture frame.
2. Tabletop Displays
Tabletop ethanol fireplaces really use the whole vent-less factor to their advantage. Endless designs are available and they can be used just about anywhere; display a gorgeous centerpiece on your dining room table, treat yourself to a piece of décor eye candy on your office desk, or even goes as far as to utilize its design and heating features for an outside patio setting.
3. Ethanol Burners
Not everyone likes the modern and streamline designs of most ethanol fireplaces. But they still wish to have the comfort and convenience of its advantages. If this sounds like you then an ethanol burner may be the right choice for you. A burner is simply an insert, no fancy design, just the basic block burner which can be inserted into just about anything. Repurpose an old fashioned wood fireplace, build your own wall unit, replace a worn out burner in an installation you already own, the possibilities are endless if you get creative enough.
4. Floor Units
A floor model ethanol fireplace may be one of the most popular, aside from wall units. They come in an array of different designs and offer a bit more in the way of room décor. Doubling as both a heat source and a piece of furniture, a floor model ethanol fireplace may be one of the best choices out there. They come in a wide selection of sizes, as well, which make it easy to find one to fit in your desired space.
No list such as this can be complete without a mention of accessories! Sure, it’s not an ethanol fireplace option but it is a category unlike no other. Ethanol fireplace accessories differ from other strains due to the fuel source. Non-combustible logs can be used to give more of a real fireplace look, beautiful jewels or stones often accompany the table top units in place of logs, and then there’s real flame fire glass which is essentially carefully tumbled bits of glass to cover the bottom of any ethanol fireplace installation.
- Candace Osmond