What is a biofireplace?
Biofireplace is a chimneyless fireplace burning a special liquid fuel - bio-alcohol (bio ethanol). The Biofireplace burns a live yellow-orange flaming fire with a heat output of up to several kW / H (depending on the number of burners and their length). You do not need a project or a permit to install a biofireplace. Biofireplaces can be hanging, free-standing or table.
Can biofire fire?
Yes, but it's not his priority. The biofireplace is primarily a design element in the room and the heat produced is only its added value. In Biofireplaces, a real flaming flame burns and, like any fire, gives off heat. As soon as you light it, you feel a pleasant radiant heat directed into the space and the ceiling. Biofireplaces can be used for reheating but not for continuous heating.
Will my biofire heat up the room?
In most cases, yes, but it mainly depends on the heat loss of the building or the room in which the biofireplace is located. In general, 1 kW / h of fireplace output is enough for 20 m3, but this is not a condition. How much does an hour of heating with biofireplaces cost? Heating costs depend on the type of burner and their number in the biofireplace. The larger / longer the flame, the higher the fuel consumption. 1 liter of biofuel burns for 2-4 hours depending on the size of the burner, while one liter costs about 130 CZK. The conversion is only approximate and the price of operation also depends on the price and quality of bio-alcohol.
Where should I pour fuel and how do I light it?
Bio-alcohol is poured directly into the burner, but not more than 2/3 of the burner volume. Under no circumstances pour bio-alcohol into the burner during combustion! To refuel and ignite after burning, wait at least 10-15 minutes for the burner to cool. You ignite the fuel by applying a lit lighter to the level of bio-alcohol. If you have poured cold fuel into the burner, you sometimes have to repeat this procedure several times, because cold fuel ignites less. If you spill fuel, wipe it thoroughly with a dry or damp cloth before igniting it!
Is it possible to get burned?
Biofireplaces are basically in most cases open hearths with real fire. As with any fire, you can get burned by fire in biofireplaces, but the temperature of burning bio-alcohol is not as high as with burning solid fuel or gasoline. This type of flame is also used, for example, by fakirs in a fire show. If you put your hand in the fire, there is no risk of burns or even reddening of the skin within five seconds (this information is very individual). When burning bioethanol, no sparks will fly away that could harm you or cause a fire.
Is it possible to smell any?
Bio-alcohol is an alcohol product that must be denatured due to excise duty (devalued so that it cannot be drunk). During combustion, you can hardly smell the quality of certified fuel at all. Warning: If you burn quality fuel and still smell, there is a high probability that the air pressure is low. At lower pressures, imperfect combustion occurs, due to which the blue color of the flame predominates and the flame is also lower. The quality of combustion is also affected by the amount of oxygen in the room, so it is recommended to ventilate the room before ignition.
A biofireplace on a plasterboard wall or on a wall with wallpaper?
Some biofireplaces (mostly hanging biofireplaces with a lower weight) have a console in the standard packaging, thanks to which you can hang the biofireplace on this type of wall. The console extends the biofireplace from the wall, which circulates air between the biofireplaces and the wall. In this way, the biofireplace and the wall are cooled. Biofireplaces with a higher weight must be insulated with insulating boards (eg Silca, Superizol, Promat 950, Grenaisol ...) and if possible, we recommend anchoring the insulation together with Biofireplaces with plasterboard construction for greater stability. We do not recommend mounting biofireplaces heavier than 15 kg without the use of floor-anchored brackets on a plasterboard wall.
Can the hanging Biofireplace be built in?
Yes, you can also install some hanging bio fireplaces from our offer, but we recommend using high-quality refractory materials for the enclosure. Insulation (eg Silca, Superizol, Promat 950, Grenaisol ...) must be inserted between the building material, the wall and the biofireplace so that the temperature from the body of the biofireplace does not spread to the walls of the enclosure and the load-bearing wall. If you ventilate the enclosure thoroughly and the building material does not damage the higher temperature, you do not need to use the insulation. By working honestly, you will avoid unnecessary complications that may occur later. Warning: Do not use polystyrene to strip the biofireplace!
Can fireplaces be modified in color and size?
Yes, we can adjust biofireplaces from our offer as needed, but it is necessary to take into account a longer delivery time and a price increased by higher production costs. The price for the adjustment is calculated individually.