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How Bioethanol Fireplaces Are the Future of Carbon-Neutral Heating

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Megan Walden

Managing Director

Could there be a possibility of saving the future of our planet through the use of bio-ethanol over the use of traditional wood burning fireplaces? In an age where we are finally paying attention to the future of the environment, how we heat our homes is paramount. The use of bioethanol fireplaces is one practice that is paving the way for environmentally sustainable homes. Not only are bioethanol fireplaces beautiful and command a room’s attention they are also a crucial part of the future of carbon-neutral heating. 

Why Climate Change Is a Problem and How Bioethanol Fireplaces Can Help

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Extreme weather events are already rising. In the next five years, it’s nearly likely that global temperatures will exceed 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. This affects our weather patterns and climate. Communities all over the world are feeling the effects of climate change.

  • These trends are expected to continue in light of the planet’s warming. Other problems will also be exacerbated by climate change, including poverty, a lack of water and food shortages. Climate change requires us to take action to mitigate its effects and adjust to the changes that have already occurred.

Using bioethanol fireplaces is one way to mitigate climate change. Bioethanol fuel can be derived from plant matter, so no harmful emissions are released into the atmosphere when burned. Bioethanol burning produces clean emissions, which only produce carbon dioxide, steam and heat. Plant life absorbs carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Bioethanol can be considered a carbon-neutral fuel by creating and converting energy infinitely.

What Are Bioethanol Fireplaces?

Bioethanol fuel originates from plants and is a renewable fuel with very low carbon dioxide emissions and little pollution when burned. In bioethanol fireplaces, denatured ethanol is used as the fuel source to create a clean, eco-friendly fireplace. Bioethanol fires operate more efficiently than traditional wood fireplaces. Their eco-friendliness extends to other aspects as well. Aside from the fact that they do not generate any waste, they contribute to a healthier indoor environment. And during combustion, high-quality bioethanol doesn’t smell strongly of ethanol.

There has been a rise in the popularity of bioethanol fireplaces in recent years as people seek healthier and more sustainable ways to heat their homes. There is no doubt that bioethanol, which comes from plant matter such as corn, can be used as a renewable source of energy. The use of bioethanol fuel in a fireplace instead of natural gas or propane reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and the emission of greenhouse gases.

How Do Bioethanol Fireplaces Work?

Bioethanol fireplaces are easy to install and operate. Plus, no special ventilation is needed.

The Planika bioethanol fires allow for an automatic pump to fuel the burner, instead of worrying about manually filling with possible spillages.

The burning time can vary depending on the burner, with durations from 4/5 hours up to 36 hours or until they are extinguished.

The Benefits of Bioethanol Fireplaces

Compared to traditional fireplaces, bioethanol fireplaces offer a number of advantages.

Helps maintain a clean and clutter-free environment

Biofuel releases a minimal amount of carbon dioxide and water vapour during combustion. There is no smoke, no soot and no mess left behind. For this reason, no cleaning up is required afterwards, which many people are sure to find helpful. A traditional fireplace owner knows how difficult it can be to clean up a stove after burning wood.

In addition, a biofuel fireplace doesn’t require a chimney or flue to burn smoke, as there is none. It’s an excellent solution when adding a fireplace to a house without a chimney. It can be costly, time-consuming and complex to install a chimney. With ethanol fireplaces, chimney installation is eliminated.

Environmentally friendly

There is no doubt that using bioethanol fires is more eco-friendly than using traditional fossil fuel fires, and that is their main advantage. Plant-based fuel prevents harmful substances from being released into the atmosphere when the flames burn. It is for this reason that bioethanol fires are safe indoors.

The fact that there is no chimney or flue involved means there will be no smoke or odour, so there is only the flame to keep an eye on.

Design with a modern flair

There are lots of things that you can do to make your home more character and classy. As you can find ethanol fireplaces in a wide variety of styles and materials, you are sure to find the right one for your home.

As bioethanol fireplaces are customisable you have the freedom to use a bioethanol fireplace as a focal point or compliment a Scandi design with a fireplace accent. No matter the design brief there are a range of options, lengths and styles of bioethanol fireplaces to suit any client’s preferences. Without the restrictions of traditional fireplaces needing a chimney, a bioethanol fireplace can be installed as art inbed in a media wall or perhaps in the middle of the room as a focal point. The possibilities are endless. 

Serves as a dramatic focal point

A bioethanol fireplace can make a strong statement. Since bioethanol fireplaces do not need a flue, unlike traditional models, they can be installed almost anywhere, and some models can also be mounted on walls. Guests who come across a strategically positioned bioethanol fireplace are sure to be captivated by its unique design.

Choosing a fireplace finish that complements your current decor is a good idea. With the fireplace finish, you can highlight the accent colours in your interior design and emphasise the details of the design.

A practical approach

Often, new or existing homeowners find that the fireplace options in their homes are limited due to the design of their homes. There may be several reasons for this, such as a lack of chimney breast or gas supply, or they live in an apartment or flat. In this case, customers can’t enjoy the beauty of a real fireplace in their living room. With bioethanol fires, you can get a real flame effect without altering your home’s structure or adding gas lines or electricity lines.

Customisable to your liking

If you follow a few simple steps, you will be able to build your bio-ethanol fireplace. Depending on your specific requirements, we offer a range of bioethanol fireplaces that can be custom-made to meet your specific requirements. Every homeowner has a different style when it comes to decorating their home. With our team of experts, we are able to create the perfect bioethanol fireplace for you based on your specific requirements.

Why Bioethanol Fireplaces Are the Future of Carbon-Neutral Heating

Climate change has made reducing our carbon footprint more important than ever in today’s world. One way to achieve this is to use carbon-neutral heating sources; bioethanol fireplaces are one of the best choices.

In addition to being more environmentally friendly, bioethanol fireplaces are also more energy efficient than traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Bioethanol fireplaces offer a green alternative to heating your home and emit minimal emissions due to the fact that they burn cleanly and emit minimal emissions.

Create a Bespoke Bioethanol Fireplace for Your Heating Needs

Bioethanol fireplaces hold the potential for carbon-neutral heating. Their environmental friendliness, efficiency, and ease of use make them a great choice. Climate change concerns are on the rise. A bioethanol fireplace is one step closer to environmentally sustainable homes.

At Bespoke Fireplace Designs, we create as functional as beautiful fireplaces. Contact our team to learn how we can help create your dream fireplace. Or browse our gallery for design ideas on luxury electric fires.