Does a bio-fireplace give heat? Advantages and disadvantages of bio-fireplaces
Does a bio-fireplace give heat? This question must be on your mind if you are thinking about buying a bio-fireplace. Today everybody can have one. Bio-fireplaces can be used indoors in all rooms with an elementary ventilation system. They don't require any chimney to remove fumes as they don't produce smoke or soot. What other advantages and disadvantages do they have? Check in our article.
Advantages of bio-fireplaces
- The possibility of installing a bio-fireplace in any interior, without having a chimney;
- Easy installation;
- Impressive decoration of the interior - on the market there are many models of various forms and colours, so you can easily fit a bio-fireplace to the style of your interior;
- Lightness and mobility - the possibility of placing a bio-fireplace anywhere in the interior and the ease of moving it from one place to another;
- Lightness and mobility - you can put it anywhere in your interior and it is easy to move it from one place to another; Possibility to put a container with essential oil in a bio-fireplace to use aromatherapy;
- Bio-fireplaces improve air humidity - the product of biofuel combustion is water vapour;
- Additional source of heat;
- Bio-fuel burns odorlessly and smokelessly - you do not have to worry about staining furniture or walls with smoke and pay special attention to cleaning bio-fireplace covers;
- Bio-fireplaces are environmentally friendly - they do not emit harmful substances;
- A bio-fireplace takes up little space and there is no need to store wood or briquettes;
Bio-fireplaces can be successfully used outdoors - they can be an original decoration of the garden, terrace or summerhouse.
Disadvantages of bio-fireplaces
- The price of biofuel is quite high and therefore quite expensive to operate compared to traditional fireplaces. A litre of biofuel costs between PLN 11 and 16 and an hour of using a bio-fireplace costs from PLN 5.5 to about PLN 8;
- Bio-fireplaces have too little heating power to serve as an independent source of heating, they are only a supplement to regular heating;
- The interior where a bio-fireplace is burning should be aired regularly as small amounts of carbon dioxide are produced when the bio-fuel burns;
- Be very careful when lighting or adding biofuel as some users believe that biofires have a tendency to "explode". This is due to inexperience in using the solution and not reading the instruction manual. When buying a bio-fireplace, first learn its operation carefully and choose a safe model with automation and safety sensors;
Take care for the safety of children and pets. Although bio-fireplaces have a reputation for safety, never leave them alone with small children or pets.
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