Bioethanol stoves, advantages and disadvantages. How to avoid the stench associated with the burning of ethanol, prices and what to evaluate before buying.
Based heating systems bioethanol they are spreading more and more, but what are the advantages?
First of all let's say that thestovesand ifireplacesbioethanol are powered byethanol, a highly flammable alcohol. When ethanol is produced from organic matter, we speak ofbioethanol.
Bioethanol, what is it
It exists on the marketethanolproduced from petroleum derivatives e bioethanol, that is the same fuel but produced starting from sugary substances of vegetable origin. The bioethanolit is produced by fermentation processes of vegetables such as corn, potatoes, sugar cane or, more rarely, from wood waste.
The burning ofbioethanol it is not "neutral" as many websites say. Like any fuel, thebioethanolit produces pollutants but which fortunately are low in carbon monoxide.
Bioethanol stove, does it smell?
The EEC regulation 3199 22/11/93 imposes, for thestoves and fireplaces, the use ofethanoldenatured at 96 ° whose combustion is odorless, therefore, if during the use of bioethanol stoves should you smell a strange smell, it is important to change supplier as the fuel does not reach the degree of purity required by the regulation.
If you have the impression that anyfuelbased onbioethanolmay give off a bad smell, then the problem is already in the stove.
Impurities present in poor quality fuel can - in the long run - settle in the burner and cause a bad smell when using the stove. In this context, you should carefully clean the stove and insist on the use of a good quality bioethanol
How much does bioethanol cost
Bioethanol is interesting both from an environmental point of view and from an economic point of view. This is why thebioethanol stovesthey are spreading "Like wildfire". The average costs of bioethanol in Italy range from 2.8 to 4.8 euros per liter. Each liter ofbioethanolit has a high heating power.
Among the best fuels on the market we point out bioethnolEcoFlame, which offers a complete, odorless combustion that leaves no residue, smoke or soot. This fuel can be bought on Amazon at the price of 39 euros (free shipping) for a package of 12 bottles of 1 liter.
For all information, please refer to the Amazon page:Ecoflame, natural fuel
Bioethanol stoves, advantages and disadvantages
Betweenadvantageswe have already mentioned the type of fuel that is environmentally friendly and affordable. We cannot help but point out that it is possible to findbioethanol stovesof high design, therefore able to recreate, at home, an intimate and welcoming atmosphere almost like a fireplace can do. The open flame, in fact, not only heats the environment in practical terms but also does soaestheticallymaking the atmosphere more friendly.
The convenience of fireplaces andbioethanol stovesnot only lies in the price of the fuel but also in the ease of installation: thebioethanol stovesthey do not require any chimney so the installation and commissioning costs are negligible.
The flue is not needed because during combustion the bioethanol it does not produce smoke but only a minimal amount of carbon dioxide and humidity.
Pellet or bioethanol stove
These two devices cannot be compared. A pellet stove can even replace a boiler due to its high heating power. Thebioethanol stovesthey can heat small rooms, confined spaces and areas of the house where the existing heating system does not reach.
A stove a bioethanolit does not have the same heating power as a pallet stove but certainly it can be much more decorative.
Thebioethanol stoves, in fact, they are heavily used for the intimate and welcoming atmosphere they are able to recreate.
Bioethanol stove, disadvantages
Amongdisadvantages of a bioethanol stovewe have the difficulty of diffusing the heat produced: abioethanol stoveit can heat a single room, it is practical to install in a large living room or in rooms dedicated to moments of relaxation, but it is not suitable for completely replacing the heating system of a house.
Bioethanol stoves, commercially produced
Among the products with the best quality / price ratio we point out the Fire Friend bioethanol table fireplace which, on Amazon, can be bought at the price of 36.83 euros for the small 46 cm version and 108.98 euros for the large version from 70 cm. From personal experience, I can say that it is a valid product but that, during the year, it can undergo slight price fluctuations.
For all information and photos: model in promo on Amazon
It is a robust and functional product, able to recreate a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both indoors and outdoors. The heating is perimeter propagation and this is what we explained in the disadvantagesrelated to the use ofbioethanol stoves. In practice, with the purchase of a free-standing stove like the one indicated, only the diners seated at the table on which the stove rests will benefit from the heat produced.