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Is an Ethanol Fireplace Right for You?

Is an Ethanol Fireplace Right for You?

You can always turn up the thermostat (if you have one) and dim the lighting in your house, but it will never create the same effect as having a fireplace. There's just something so cozy and relaxing about having a fireplace right inside your home. Fireplaces create the perfect environment and add to the ambiance. Not to mention, they add a boost of heat to your home, perfect for the cooler months of the year. 

Unfortunately, many fireplaces on the market or that have been built into houses aren’t exactly eco-friendly, and they have been found to be harmful to your health. Typical fireplaces normally burn wood as their primary source of fuel, which can have adverse effects on your health due to the high particle emission of wood burning.

Fortunately, there is a solution: ethanol fireplaces. Ethanol fireplaces allow you to have the best of both worlds! You can keep your relaxing fireplace and cozy up next to it in the wintertime while preventing health complications and impacting the quality of the air inside your home.

What Exactly is an Ethanol Fireplace?

Rather than using wood as a burning source, ethanol fireplaces rely on ethanol fuel as the name implies. That makes a huge difference - the clear liquid used to fuel ethanol fireplaces burns easily and is environmentally friendly. In fact, ethanol can be made from, fermenting plant by-products like sugar cane and grain with yeast. Basically, it provides all the heat and light that a standard fireplace does without any harmful effects and negligible amounts of carbon being released.

Ethanol fireplaces are much more elegant and modern in design compared to many standard wood burning fireplaces, too. Because they are often not built into homes, you can choose what kind of style of ethanol fireplace you’d like from your home.

Freestanding Ethanol Fireplaces

There are tons of different options and variety to fit anybody’s budget. From elaborate and ornate, to small and simple fireplaces that sit right on top of your table, the options are limitless and you can really customize and select the options that looks and functions best inside of your home.

Why Should You Invest in an Ethanol Fireplace?

While ethanol fireplaces can actually save you money in the long run compared to standard wood burning fireplaces, the upfront cost of getting one may be a burden to some. But don’t fret; investing in an ethanol fireplace will be one of the best decisions you'll make in the winter months and cool summer nights.

Ignis Accalia - Built-in / Wall Mounted Ethanol Fireplace (WMF-022-3)

Picture: Ignis Accalia - Built-in / Wall Mounted Ethanol Fireplace (WMF-022-3)

In case you’re still on the fence, here are some of the advantages of buying an ethanol fireplace:

Aesthetic Appeal

Fire in itself is quite beautiful to look at and can be really relaxing. But even the fireplaces that contain the fire can really upgrade the look and feel of your home. Some of the fireplaces on the market make for the perfect finishing touches inside of your home, and can really add a touch of elegance. Whether you love entertaining and having guests over, or want to enjoy the beauty of your own ethanol fireplace alone cozied up with a book, you really can’t go wrong with an ethanol fireplace as far as interior design goes.

Anywhere Fireplace Lexington - Table Top Ethanol Fireplace - 5 colors

Picture: Anywhere Fireplace Lexington - Table Top Ethanol Fireplace - 5 colors

Low Maintenance

Ethanol fireplaces make having a fireplace inside of your home easy-peasy. There’s not a whole lot to it. All you really need to do is add a little fuel and fire and watch your fireplace light up and heat your home. Compared to a conventional fireplace, an ethanol fireplace is much more easy to maintain. That’s right, no more stacking logs and getting the firewood to burn. No more cleaning out ash and clearing out your chimney. Ethanol fireplaces make for an easy, environmentally friendly way of keeping a fire inside your house.

Decoflame Ambiance - Recessed / Wall Mount Ethanol Fireplace (AM-105A)

Picture: Decoflame Ambiance - Recessed / Wall Mount Ethanol Fireplace (AM-105A)

Environmentally Friendly

The carbon footprint of lighting an ethanol fireplace is so low that most of the “dirty” energy expended will probably be from shipping the ethanol to you or your local store. Ethanol fireplaces are extremely efficient and are able to burn without emitting any nasty particles like wood burning fireplaces can. Ethanol fireplaces are extremely environmentally friendly and are one of the most green ways of heating up your home.

Perfect for Indoor Use

Absolutely no installation required. No need to build a fancy fireplace. No construction required at all. You can order an ethanol burning fireplace right off the internet and have it delivered straight to your door. You can pick out a great, safe spot for an open flame and sit back and enjoy your clean source of fire. Because there is no need for a chimney, you are maximizing the heat that’s retained inside of your home by keeping it all contained.

Ignis Vitrum L Black - Free Standing Ethanol Fireplace (FSF-005)

Picture: Ignis Vitrum L Black - Free Standing Ethanol Fireplace (FSF-005)

Some of them Can be Used Indoors and Outdoors

Bio-Blaze Orlando - Free Standing Ethanol Fireplace (BB-O)

Picture: Bio-Blaze Orlando - Free Standing Ethanol Fireplace (BB-O)


Ethanol fireplaces make the perfect addition to nearly any home. Without any installation requirements, the clean burning of the bio-ethanol and the ambiance that an ethanol fireplace can bring to your house, they are a must have for when the temperatures start to get a little cooler.


The 5 Benefits of Ethanol Fireplaces
Regulations of Ethanol Fireplaces
What is an Ethanol Fireplace?


Wall Mounted Ethanol Fireplaces
Built-in Ethanol Fireplaces
Free Standing Ethanol Fireplaces
Table Top Ethanol Fireplaces
Ethanol Burners
Ethanol Grates
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