How safe is a bioethanol fire?

The bio-ethanol fire is seen as a sustainable alternative to burning fossil fuels like gas and wood. The bio-ethanol fire burns on the renewable fuel bio-ethanol, which is made from vegetable raw materials and does not emit any harmful substances. In this blog, we will discuss everything around the safety of a bioethanol fire!

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What is a bioethanol fire?

The bioethanol fire burns on bioethanol, a fuel made from vegetable raw materials. Burning bioethanol releases little CO2, which makes the bioethanol fire a sustainable alternative to the gas or wood fire.

You switch on the bioethanol fire with a remote control or app after which a small amount of bioethanol fumes are released. When stoking a bioethanol fire and burning bioethanol, no harmful substances such as smoke and soot are released. The fire therefore does not need to be connected to a flue. While stoking the fire, you will need to ventilate the room to provide fresh air. 

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The pros and cons of bioethanol

A bioethanol fire is an atmospheric alternative to an electric fire. It often takes up less space and provides just a little more heat!

  • The fire can be placed almost anywhere because it does not need to be connected to a flue;
  • You easily operate the fire with a remote control or app. At the press of a button, you can switch the fire on or off;
  • Enjoy real flames without emitting more CO2 than plants absorb.

The bioethanol fire differs in use from the gas and wood fire. Therefore, when looking for a new fire, it is good to factor the disadvantages of the bioethanol fire into the decision.

  • The bio-ethanol fire is not suitable as a primary heat source, but it is a real atmosphere fire. The fire does generate heat and heats up, so be careful not to touch it when it has just been burning;
  • You need to fuel the bioethanol fire. As with a wood fire, you are responsible for replenishing the fuel, but in this case refilling the bio-ethanol reservoir. 

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Is a bioethanol fire safe?

Yes! The bioethanol fire is very safe and we will give you three reasons why:

1. The fuel does not come into contact with the fire

When you turn on the bioethanol fire with the remote control, the fire releases a small, controlled amount of bioethanol which is converted into bioethanol vapours. Only the vapours of the fuel come into contact with an ignition which ensures that you get to see a beautiful flame. Because only the bio-ethanol vapour comes into contact with the fire, there is no risk of unsafe situations. DRU's Ebios fires are unique in this system and are therefore among the safest in their class. 

2. No emissions or harmful substances

No harmful substances are released during the combustion of bio-ethanol. There is therefore no need to worry about connecting the fire to a flue. However, we do recommend that you always ventilate the room while stoking.

3. Advanced refill system

Every bioethanol stove has a reservoir for the bioethanol. The fire itself controls the supply of fuel from the reservoir to the fire to start the fire. This advanced system ensures that the correct, safe amount of bioethanol is always used. You need to refill the bioethanol reservoir regularly yourself.

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Using a bio-ethanol fire safely? You should pay attention to this

Bioethanol fires are just as safe as gas or wood fires. If you purchase a DRU bio-ethanol fire, you can be sure that your fire has the highest safety level and is equipped with the most modern technology.

In addition to reliable equipment, it is important that you handle the bio-ethanol fire safely. We discuss what you should pay attention to when burning a bio-ethanol fire so that you always burn safely.

Fill the fuel tank safely

In order for the bio-ethanol fire to burn, it needs fuel and you are responsible for refilling the reservoir – unlike a gas fire. Refilling the reservoir of a bioethanol fire is very easy, but can be dangerous if you do this when the fire is on or has just burned. Therefore, always make sure that you fill the reservoir when the fire has cooled down completely, for example before you light it.

The system is secured in such a way that nothing can go wrong. You cannot refill if the fire has not yet cooled down sufficiently. The advanced system makes it virtually impossible to tamper, but if something is not right, the sensors will always indicate this. Thanks to this protection, you can never ignite the fire if things are not right.

Be careful around the fireplace when it is burning

The fire does not get really hot, but the glass of the fire will heat up due to the fire. Therefore, be careful near the fire when it is on or has just burned. Make sure you do not touch the glass of the fire when it is hot and keep (small) children away from a hot fire.

Ventilate the room during firing

No harmful substances are released when burning a bio-ethanol fire, but we will still advise you to ventilate the room where the fire is located during or just after firing, for example by opening a window. In this way there is always enough oxygen in the room for the optimum heating conditions.

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