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What are some key benefits – compared to other heating options?
When you choose ethanol as your fuel source over gas or wood, you are totally simplifying your installation requirements and costs. There's no flue or chimney required when burning ethanol, which means that you have the ultimate in design flexibility to achieve an open fire in so many more areas of your home - both indoors and out.
What are the latest trends with bioethanol fires?
Fire is the most requested add-on to any outdoor furniture setting and bioethanol solutions are the most flexible out there. Many architects prefer to design their own, which is a significant benefit when it comes to heating options. EcoSmart Fire offers the building blocks to be your own designer - indoors and outdoors. More and more bespoke fires are being created using EcoSmart Fire and we have designed a range that provides the ultimate in versatility.
What features should I look for in a good bioethanol fireplace?
When looking for a reputable ethanol fire, you should look for safety compliance, safety accessories, solid stainless steel construction with no moving parts, in addition to dedicated and clearly marked filling points.
What makes a bioethanol heater a good choice for the environment?
Bioethanol is a renewable energy source which burns clean and produces no harmful emissions. It has a minimal carbon footprint and is a compelling alternative to fossil-fuelled heaters such as gas or wood-burning fireplaces and electric heating.
Bioethanol is classed as being easily biodegradable, miscible (able to be diluted) in water, and when it burns, the residual emission is carbon dioxide and water steam. It is completely composed of biological products, resulting in a neutral ecological balance - i.e. this infinite cycle of creation and combustion of energy makes bioethanol a carbon neutral fuel source.
What are the benefits of a bioethanol fire
Bioethanol fires like EcoSmart have a range of design and lifestyle benefits. The vast range of EcoSmart Fire models enables them to be used to enhance the ambiance of indoor and outdoor spaces within both residential and commercial environments - and the thousands of installations around the world are testament to this. It provides an environmentally friendly heating system that uses the cleanest, most efficient fuel source on the market.
What are the benefits of using a bioethanol heater compared to heating your house with a reverse cycle air conditioner?
It’s important to understand the difference between “foundation” heating and occasional heating. Quite often these are two completely different yet complementary systems that work hand in hand. Reverse cycle air conditioning doesn't give you a beautiful flame and lifestyle benefits of an EcoSmart Fire. However, By combining reverse-cycle air conditioning and an EcoSmart Fire within your home you can have the ‘best of both worlds’ - effective heat and ambiance.
What are some inspirational new looks and styles we are seeing in the ethanol fireplace industry?
Ethanol fireplaces are so seamless in their construction that the design of your fireplace really can be your own. Householders and design professionals are not limited to the look and feel of traditional fireplace design.Ethanol fireplaces like EcoSmart are designed for true design flexibility and our range of freestanding models, zero-clearance models and individual Burners enable a myriad of installation types.
What does an ethanol fireplace bring to a living space?
Any living space can include an open fireplace design now that ethanol fireplaces are widely available and accepted as an effective source of heat. Whether you are building, renovating or renting, you can introduce an open flame appliance at any time.
Is their heat output similar to a gas heater?
Burning bioethanol is similar to gas, but the room doesn't dry out like it does with gas - a more gentle, softer heat is created. Heat-wise, it depends on the models being compared. Some of our bioethanol burners output 15,000 BTU and can heat up to 60sqm of living space. Bioethanol is not, however, on an adjustable thermostat. Some may be turned up and down, but you can't control the room temperature in the same way as you do with gas on mains
What is a bioethanol fireplace?
A Bioethanol fireplace is an open fireplace that is fueled by bioethanol. A real flame is produced by the lighting of bioethanol, with a by-product being heat in the process. It is a fireplace that needs no flue for exhausting emissions, no utilities such as electricity or gas connection, and it uses a sustainable fuel source.
What are the benefits of this type of heating?
Environmental credentials: Bioethanol (methylated spirits) is a compelling alternative to fossil fuelled fires; it’s both environmentally friendly and energy efficient, without the harmful greenhouse gas emissions associated with gas or wood fires. Bioethanol is a renewable energy which burns clean and has a minimal carbon footprint.
Aesthetics: Bioethanol fires such as EcoSmart Fires look stunning – and create a design statement in many outdoor environments. In addition, burning bioethanol creates a beautiful, lively dancing flame that is simply mesmerising.
Versatility: The fact that bioethanol fires such as EcoSmart don’t have a flue or require any type of utility connection means they are portable and can be easily placed and moved to different parts of indoor and outdoor living spaces.
EcoSmart Fires are also hugely popular because they can be used for myriad purposes:
They can easily and effectively illuminate gardens, courtyard, pools and other alfresco areas. These fires provide a soft, alluring glow – without any connections.
They can cleverly highlight a water feature (either incorporated into the design of a water feature or alongside it)
They can create a stunning focal point when used as a key design feature – or the main focal point of a garden. They can also create cosy entertaining spaces that can be utilised year round.
Why use bioethanol?
Bioethanol, a renewable energy, is the cleanest and most efficient fuel on the market, which means there are no emissions and no soot or ash to clean up.
Why is it sustainable?
During combustion, the emissions from bioethanol produce heat, steam and a small amount of carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is then absorbed by plants and processed by photosynthesis to help the plant grow. This process makes bioethanol a carbon-neutral fuel source.
What is bioethanol fuel?
Bioethanol (also known as methylated spirits or simply ethanol) is a form of renewable energy. It’s a clear, colourless liquid that’s commonly made from fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products like sugarcane and grain crops.
If I purchased from a retailer, can I contact MAD Design Group directly for warranty?
It is best to contact the retailer where you made your purchase. The retailer will help you resolve the issue or submit the warranty claim on your behalf.
Is the warranty the same length for both residential and commercial?
Yes, the warranty is 2 years from the date of purchase for both residential and commercial installations.
What maintenance is required for ethanol fireplaces?
Clean your EcoSmart Fire unit after you have used 50 liters [13.20 Gal.] of fuel or as soon as you notice black deposits on or near the burner of the ethanol fireplace. Black marks can be removed from the stone, solid surfaces or stainless steel with a mild abrasive washing product such as JIF or similar. It is recommended to test a small area first to ensure the cleaning product chosen is appropriate and will not mark or damage the surface. Burners can be washed as required in hot soapy water (even in your dishwasher) from time to time and the internal mechanics won’t deteriorate like some other brands as all internal parts are stainless steel.
Where is the best place to install an ethanol fireplace?
Our ethanol fireplaces can be installed virtually anywhere - in walls, cabinets, high rise buildings, commercial / residential / hospitality spaces, indoors and outdoors. Because EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces are ventless, they require no gas line, no electricity, and no chimney for a hassle free and cost effective installation. Our ethanol fireplaces have been designed and tested with safety as our top priority. We have outlined requirements for each ethanol burner, ethanol fireplace insert, and ethanol freestanding fireplace in our collection. These guidelines include minimum room size requirements and clearance recommendations for flammable materials and movable objects. Please refer to our manual for more information.
Which heater model is the best for me?
This depends on the installation environment. If you own an open terrace, where sometimes the wind is blowing, we highly recommend only the SPOT power heaters.
But if you want to heat your glass house, conservatory or loggia, we entrust the ambient heaters VISION to you. These perfectly match well covered areas.
A rule of thumb is: The more open the area the more open the heater has to be – even if the other model looks nicer and is pleasing you more.
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Where can I find the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?
The e-NRG SDS can be viewed here.
What if I have modified the product?
If the product has been modified or altered in any way, it will not be covered under warranty unless the modifications were approved in writing by MAD Design Group. However, we are happy to provide assistance with any issues you are experiencing.