Fireplace Energy Efficiency Explained

Fireplace Energy Efficiency Explained

With sustainability and energy saving being a hot topic at the moment I thought it would be worthwhile explaining a little about fireplace efficiency, how the different design styles of fireplace also have different energy efficiency ratings. This energy efficiency rating has implications on the overall cost of heating. However the total heating cost analysis must also include the different fireplace fuel types. Fireplace Energy Efficiency Explained When looking to buy a new fireplace for …

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Convert Electric Inset Fire to Bio Ethanol Fuel with a Real Flame

Bio Fires - Diy Bio Ethanol Insert For Electric Fireplaces

Now it is possible to convert a fireplace that has an electric inset fire to a bioethanol fireplace inset that has a real true flame. A number of bioethanol fireplace manufacturers have now started to make bioethanol burner inset fire models that can be used within a standard traditional fireplace surround to replace an electric inset fire. It is possible to swap the electric inset to a bioethanol inset, if the same dimensions, as both of …

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Convert a Wood Burning Stove to Bio Ethanol Fuel

Bergamo Simplico - Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Stove Design

If you have an old wood burning stove and are fed up of the mess, smoke and ash or maybe there is a problem with the flue system then maybe converting a Wood Burning Stove to Bio Ethanol Fuel could be the answer. There are a number of environmental issues to consider with using a wood burning stove, especially the smoke issue, which is around 10x more than the the emissions you would expect from …

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Converting a Traditional Fireplace to Bioethanol Fuel

Converting a Traditional Fireplace to Bioethanol Fuel - Bio Fires - Roma II Bio Fireplace

There are a number of bioethanol fireplace manufacturers who have created designs that emulate a traditional fireplace styling. A traditional fireplace being an open flamed fireplace that needs a chimney, burns wood, coal or gas, and has a fire surround. The traditional fire surround would be made of wood or stone. Despite modern homes being built without a chimney this style of fireplace is still popular with some home owners as it fits in with …

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Bio Ethanol Fuel Explained – Bio Gel Fuel Fires

Bio Ethanol Fuel and Gel Fuel, The Differences

This page has been created to give some basic insight into bioethanol fuel and gel fuel. Despite these two types of fuel being presented differently they are both essentially the same, a sustainable, eco-friendly, green energy source. Read the extra guide if you want to read more about the differences between bioethanol fuel and gel fuel. Bio-Ethanol Fuel Explained Bioethanol fuel, or bio gel fuel, is a form of renewable energy made from natural ingredients. …

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Are Gel Burner Fires Safe? Bio Gel Fire Safety

Blomus FUOCO Gel Fire Burner Firepit Bowl ø 32 cm, Dark Grey

Bio gel fuel fires and gel fuel burners are a relatively cheap to buy, easy to use and a quick way to introduce a decorative flame to a property. These tend to be small decorative fires that are fuelled by either gel fuel cans or gel fuel bottles. Most gel fuel burners are small bowl designs or table top fire designs that are portable and easy to use. However, there are also a number of …

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Bio Ethanol Fire Safety : Are Bioethanol Fireplaces Safe?

Bioethanol Fire Safety : Are Bioethanol Fireplaces Safe?

Bio-ethanol fireplaces, and gel burners, are a relatively cheap to buy, easy to use and a quick way to introduce a secondary heat source in to a property.  They are also great for use outdoors in a garden on a table top or on a patio or terrace. Like with all heating products that involve fuel and a flame there are a number of safety considerations that need to be followed before installing and using …

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Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans – Buying Guide

BLOMUS - Outdoor Gel Fires - 7" Fuoco Tabletop Gel Fire Pit

There is a difference between Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans, here we shed some light on the subject. The image above shows a typical gel fire that is relatively cheap to buy, easy to use and portable. This table top gel burner is in the style of a ceramic bowl that a gel fuel can is placed inside, it does not have its own gel burner that gel burner fuel would be added to. …

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Guide to Bioethanol Fireplace Running Costs

Ignis Ventless Bio Ethanol Fireplace Burner Insert by Ignis Products

Bellow we explain how to calculate bioethanol fireplace running costs. The company selling the fireplace should be able to quote a tray capacity, the heat output and the running time eg when the fuel will run out. With that information you can calculate the bioethanol fireplace running costs. Bioethanol Fireplace Running Costs These fires do give off heat, as they have a live flame, however they should only be considered as a secondary heat source, adding …

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Ventilation for Bioethanol Fireplace and Gel Burner Fires

Ventilation for Bioethanol Fireplaces and Gel Burners

There are a number of articles on the internet which cover the subject of the ventilation requirements for Bioethanol Fires, Fireplaces and Gel Burners. I personally find some of these to be a bit misleading, or do not give the full picture about the by products of burning bioethanol fuel or gel fuel in the home. Above all bioethanol fuel is a clean burning natural product, that means there is no smoke produced. People often …

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