Bio Ethanol Fireplace Fuel

By: Mel Joelle


Everyone loves the charm of an indoor fireplace. The flame not only gives warmth and can be used as a means to heat the household, the atmosphere is positive and there is a feeling of coziness and security. But considering the inefficiency of most wood burning models, the need to use wood from the environment and the problems of soot buildup and toxic gases released, many are now choosing the economically-friendly liquid fuel variety. Just as bio-fuel for automobiles is a smart move, treating our world with respect through the use of a bio-fuel fireplace makes a green statement, and also reduces overall costs.



What Is Bio-Fuel For Fireplaces?



These fireplace inserts are designed to fit into an existing pit or can be free-standing in any room of the house. They run on a simple ethanol fuel that is manufactured from plants and is very inexpensive. Earlier attempts to create fuel from petroleum products was a failure, partly because of the high cost of refining and also due to a public outcry against the increasing dependency on crude oil for fuel. Bio ethanol fuel is derived from the fermentation of sugars naturally occurring in plant material. This fuel is greenhouse compliant and because only the sugar is used, much of the plant or tree material can be recycled and returned to the natural setting.



No Need For Ventilation



With bio ethanol, the need for a chimney to disperse soot is eliminated. Besides, a chimney is what makes a wood fireplace operate in that it creates an airway that allows for natural convection to supply the fire with oxygen. Unfortunately this results in most of the heat escaping as well, therefore making the unit very inefficient. On the other hand a bio ethanol fuel burns brightly, needs no convection for the flame to remain active and produces no smoke or soot that needs to be carried out of the home via a chimney.



Goodbye To Soot Buildup



Think about the maintenance required for a conventional wood burning fireplace. And remember that all that soot and grime in the chimney is not only toxic and presents its own fire safety hazard, it is only a small fraction of the particulates that escape into the atmosphere. The burn bans in effect across the country are testament to the problem of pollution from wood burning fireplace units. Using bio ethanol means operating a unit which produces no soot, there is no smoke that clings to the interior surfaces and no costly maintenance on the chimney.



Nothing But A Bit Of Carbon Dioxide



Although carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere leads to warming of the planet, the amount produced by bio ethanol is comparable to what is exhaled by humans. And this is the only by-product of bio-ethanol. There is no carbon monoxide, only heat and steam. And yet the fireplace offers the same light and heat as a conventional wood burning system.



At only one or two dollars per day, this fuel is also very inexpensive and is readily available from distributors of liquid fuel fireplace units. Do the environment a favor – and the family’s health – by installing an eco-friendly fireplace that operates on bio ethanol. It’s like magic in a bottle. Contact Viesso today for more information on the bio ethanol fireplace today.

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