IGNIS® Ethanol Wall Fireplaces: Keep the Space & the Warmth.Patrick Murray
An ethanol fireplace that is either wall mounted or recessed offers many advantages. Compared to a freestanding fireplace, an ethanol wall fireplace doesn’t expend valuable square footage of the space. Since this type of ventless fireplace is hung onto or built into the wall, it is an ideal solution for incorporating a fireplace into your room’s design.
Another benefit to a wall mounted or recessed ethanol fireplace is that, compared to more traditional fireplaces, they are relatively inexpensive to install and maintain. Although operating costs may seem higher than alternatives, it is important to remember that an ethanol wall fireplace is intended to provide ambience and supplemental heat – not as a primary heating appliance. Of course, operational costs of any bio ethanol fireplace are relative to its fuel capacity, size, and many other variables.
A bio ethanol fireplace wall mounted or recessed also provides a safer solution than that of a standalone model. Freestanding ventless fireplaces are normally portable and not affixed to the surface on which they stand. Therefore, although rare, the possibility of the fireplace being upended exists – creating a potentially dangerous situation. Generally, when recommending fireplace solutions to our customers with children or pets, we err on the side of caution and suggest an in-wall ethanol fireplace.
IGNIS® offers several wall mounted ethanol fireplaces, as well as those that are intended to be recessed. These clean burning fireplace ranges are offered in several sizes with options of both classic stainless steel and midnight black finishes. This extensive catalog of ethanol wall fireplaces, that don’t require a chimney or ventilation system, provides a solution for most new construction or renovation projects.
IGNIS® Intellect: Safe Installation and Use of Ethanol Wall Fireplaces.
Over the past decade, we’ve provided thousands of customers – both professional and do-it-yourselfers – with guidance on the safe use of ventless ethanol fireplaces. Many people will take to the pages of Houzz or Pinterest in search of inspiration for their fireplace project. While there are myriad designs and styles to get your creative juices flowing, there are some important points that must be considered before selecting a recessed or wall mounted ethanol fireplace:
- The space of the room in which your fireplace will be located.
When ethanol fireplaces burn, they produce real fire. Therefore, two things are inherent:
- The fireplace will produce heat.
- The fireplace will consume oxygen.
Because of this, it is vital to ensure that the fireplace you select is appropriate for your space. On the page of each model, you will find the minimum cubic footage required for the safe use of the fireplace and the approximate level of heat it will emit. This data may be found by clicking the “Additional Information” tab on the product’s page.
To calculate the cubic footage of your room, simply multiply the room’s length x width x ceiling height. By adhering to the required minimum area, enough oxygen is available for the fireplace to operate without affecting the air in the room needed to breathe.
Once you confirm that you have enough space to safely use the model that has caught your eye, pay close attention to the heat output. It is important to remember that ethanol wall fireplaces do not require a chimney. So, all the heat produced will stay in the room.
- The surface of the wall onto or into which you are installing the ethanol fireplace.
As mentioned earlier, ethanol wall fireplaces produce real fire. As with any other, if not used or installed properly, it can pose fire-related dangers. Therefore, it is necessary to install a recessed ethanol fireplace into a wall composed of non-combustible material. Remember, there is no chimney nor venting when using a biofuel fireplace. That means that the heat produced by recessed ventless fireplaces rolls out of the front and into the room as well as into the confines in which it is installed.
The most popular non-combustible material used in installing recessed ethanol fireplaces is concrete backer board. This material is like traditional drywall, but, as its name suggests, contains pieces of concrete in its core so that the material resists the heat to which it is exposed.
IGNIS® Insight: Get Help Selecting the Best Ethanol Wall Fireplace.
When contemplating the purchase of an ethanol wall fireplace, please don’t hesitate to contact an IGNIS® Fireplace Professional for assistance. Our goal is to be sure we’re able to provide a safe fireplace solution that you are comfortable with and will enjoy for years to come. You can reach us by phone, email, or chat:
Phone: +1 855.MY.IGNIS
Email: info (at) ignisproducts (dot) com