With the festive season just around the corner and the arrival of winter now imminent too, it’s the perfect time of year to light your home fire and cosy up in front of it to unwrap presents, sip a fine glass of wine or simply hunker down with a good book. With the evenings getting darker and the weather colder by the day, we’re all spending an increasing amount of time indoors, so it pays to make your indoor space as welcoming as possible, both for you, and your guests.
Nothing is quite as depressing as a cold living room – but some false fires can look tasteless, while open fires can require a lot of upkeep to keep going, and to keep your chimney clean. But with a bioethanol fireplace, you can get the flames going without the hassle of cleaning, splitting wood or getting the kindling going, without compromising on that homely aesthetic and feel.
Eco-friendly and easy-to-install, bioethanol fireplaces are fuelled entirely by bioethanol and oxygen, which means not only are they a more sustainable choice, but they also don’t emit that bothersome smoke and soot that can make it hard to breathe. Because of their nature, they also don’t require a chimney, flue or any form of ventilation – giving you the best of both worlds and the perfect way to keep your home cosy this winter.
Bioethanol fireplaces come in many shapes and sizes
Bioethanol fires come in a range of different designs, shapes and sizes – which means there is a style to suit all tastes, so there’s no need to worry about finding one that works well with your current interior aesthetic.
And, the fact that they do not need to be installed with a flue or chimney means that they can be placed virtually anywhere in the home, which is handy if you’d like to put one in a modern home or in an unusual space.
Bioethanol fireplaces can be in the form of wall- or ceiling-mounted fires, freestanding on a table or the floor, or built-in fireplace – the possibilities are endless. A lot of manufacturers of bioethanol fires have also started to create models that imitate traditional wood-burning stoves or classic English mantel fireplaces, which can make for aesthetically pleasing choices.
If you already have a fireplace, then you can easily have it converted for a bioethanol fire with the installation of a bioethanol grate.
Bioethanol fires are great for creating a cosy atmosphere
The greatest difference between bioethanol fireplaces and gas fireplaces or wood-burning stoves is that while the latter two can be used as primary heat sources, and heat up an entire room or house, bio fireplaces are only meant to be an extra heat source. This makes them handy additions to newer or newly renovated homes, as although the required home insulation standards today are quite rigorous, we could all do with a little added warmth in the winter.
The kind of heat that a gas or wood fire creates, on the other hand, can often be too much in this type of space – so a bioethanol fireplace is the perfect compromise. For an attractive and environmentally-friendly way to keep your home warm this winter and stay cosy in the lead-up to Christmas, a bioethanol fireplace is the perfect solution – and once you’ve had yours installed, you won’t be able to wait to get the family around for the big day.