Do you have an old fireplace and you don’t even remember the last time you used it because of all the mess involved? You are not alone.
These days more and more people are coming to a realization that traditional fireplaces are impractical and harmful to people’s health and our planet’s environment. If you are ready to start using your fireplace again in a mess-free, convenient, and responsible way, you can do that with the help of an ethanol insert.
Ethanol insert is the easiest, fastest, and the most affordable way to bring the life back to your old fireplace.
Ethanol fuel, aka bio-ethanol, is used to fuel ethanol fireplaces. Bio-ethanol is a renewable energy source made from the fermentation of sugars or starches derived from recycled sugar beets, beetroot, and any sugar or starch that alcoholic beverages can be made from.
Ethanol fuel is safe to use indoors and outdoors, as no harmful fumes are generated when burning – only small amounts of CO2 and Water Vapor… no soot, no smoke, no smell, and no residue. Since burning ethanol fuel doesn't produce any smoke or dangerous gasses, you can use your new upgraded fireplace with or without an operational chimney. As traditional wood burning fireplaces lose a lot of heat through the chimney, we recommend closing off the chimney to increase efficiency. You can do this by shutting the damper or blocking off the chimney with a metal plate.
Just like a traditional fireplace, ethanol fireplaces produce heat and are great for zone heating. Depending on the size of the burner, an ethanol fireplace can heat from 400 to over a 1000 sq.ft.
1. Pour ethanol fuel in the burner through the funnel
2. Light up the fuel with a long lighter
3. Extinguish the flame by closing the damper
Ethanol burners can be simply placed on the surface of your old fireplace in place of the wood. Ethanol burners should not be used in decorative fireplaces or placed on any other non-heat resistant surface.
Ethanol burners are available in many different sizes: from 11” to 62” long. Prices range from $85 to around $3000.
Same as ethanol burners, but with the addition that they can be safely placed into decorative fireplaces and other non-heat resistant surfaces.
Ethanol grate kits come in a variety of sizes - from 11” to 38” long, and the prices range from $150 to $2000.
Both types of inserts can be installed in less than 5 minutes. Simply place the insert into your old fireplace (or any other opening if you are installing a grate kit), add fuel, light it up with a long lighter and enjoy! Accessories such as stone, glass or ceramic logs can help you decorate your fireplace in the style that you desire.
This simple and affordable modification will bring the life back to your fireplace. Imagine how great it would feel to start using your fireplace again. And now you can do so without any harm to you or the planet. As an added bonus - the cleanup is next to none! Because ethanol fireplaces do not leave any carbon residue they are easy to keep clean: just wipe them down with a damp cloth every now and then.
Bring the new life and welcoming feel to your home - start your project today!