We recommend using liquid bio-ethanol fuel for fireplaces (Completely denatured ethanol according EU) as it is tested the safest fuel for indoor fireplaces. NEVER USE BIO-ETHANOL FUEL FOR CARS OR ANY FUEL NOT INTENDED FOR VENTLESS FIREPLACES.
Good biofuels are odorless when burning. This happens, when the biofireplace has reached its operating temperature which, in most models, takes up to few minutes. During the first minutes of burning, you might notice a smell of biofuel, which vaporized, instead of combusting. This happens when the biofireplace is still cold and stops when it reaches the operating temperature. In the case of good biofuels the smell is "alcohol". Smelling "chemicals" like rubber, plastic or any kind of smoke means that the quality of the biofuel is on the lower side.
Yes, Bioethanol fireplaces are safe to burn indoors. Ventless biofireplaces can be safely used because they burn a low quantity of Oxygen that it will not present a hazard. Ethanol fireplaces do in fact produce C02 but this is a byproduct of ANY real fire. Fire needs oxygen to burn, and this is just the same with an ethanol fueled fire. It is important to follow the instructions for each model regarding mounting instructions, how to use it, precautions, etc.
Ethanol fireplace works similarly to a candle. Simply fill the burner with Bio Ethanol Fuel and you light up wth a long lighter . In many models, the size of the flame can be controlled by reducing the burner opening.
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NEVER add fuel to a fireplace that is already burning or hot. Carefully pour the fuel directly into the fuel tray using a funnel or other pouring device. Do not use a funnel you will later use with food or liquids you will drink.
Bio ethanol has substances added to it in order for it to be labeled de-natured. No dangerous particles and fumes are produced. There is very slight smell of ethanol during combustion as nothing that burns can be completely odourless.There is also a slight smell once the flame is extinguished but the scent is barely present and does not bother 99.9% of people
Ethanol fireplaces produce heat, but generally not enough to be the sole heat source in a room. However Bio Ethanol fireplaces gives enough heat a room. The most ventless fireplace generate about 2-3,5 kW which is enough to heat 40-70 square metres.