For many people across the world – especially in the Northern hemisphere the song by Dean Martin will be echoing in their heads – the beginning states ‘The weather outside is frightful. But the fire is so delightful.’ That possibly sums up why many households enjoy having a fire to gather round when the weather does get a little chilly.
But the question that many homeowners are asking themselves is whether the traditional fire is something that they should stick with – or should they make the change to something a little more modern?
First the case for the old school fireplace fueled by wood or coal. Yes it gives off great heat and yes it is the way things were traditionally done. However, the hassle that is involved in setting up the fire, lighting it and the cleanup of the ashes and other residue is no one’s idea of a fun time.
There’s also the smell and the way that ash will ruin furnishings and that the smell gets into curtains and anything covered with fabric can be unpleasant. And there is no way of getting away from the fact that an open fire using traditional material can just be plain dangerous. Those with pets or small children need to be especially vigilant when it comes to having a fireplace in the home which is fueled by traditional materials.
Many homeowners have found an alternative to the traditional wood or coal burning fireplaces and that is fireplaces that use bio ethanol to provide heat and that cosy ambiance that makes fireplaces so popular.
The advantages of bio ethanol fireplaces are numerous. Fitly they do not require a chimney – and that makes the floor standing units extremely versatile. You can take them from room to room and even outside onto the patio – something that is simply impossible to do with traditional fixed installations.
Secondly bio ethanol fireplaces leave no residue and are simplicity itself to fire up. The click of a button means that friends and family can enjoy the wonderful warmth and simple joy of having a fireplace where they want it and when they want it.
There are also the cost savings and the safety aspects to consider. Bio ethanol fireplaces do not require costly installation because there is no chimney required. That means that the daily routine of the household is not interrupted and the fireplace is ready to be enjoyed within hours of the purchase. As far as safety is concerned – the bio ethanol fireplace gives off no fumes and is pet and child friendly.
If homeowners want the warmth and comfort of a fireplace but don’t want the hassle of getting wood from a woodpile or continually having to buy coal then the bio ethanol fireplace is the perfect solution. In fact most models do not even require that a professional come and install then – the average homeowner – even with the lowest level of DIY skills will be able to set up a bio ethanol fireplace in next to no time – what’s not to love?