How Eco-Friendly is Your Fireplace?
If you have a fireplace, there is a good chance that you have wondered whether or not it’s healthy to breathe in the smoke it produces. You may have given thought to just how eco-friendly the fireplace really is and if there’s a better option out there. In order to protect you, your family, and any guests who may be visiting, these are perfectly legitimate questions, and ones worth exploring. Traditional fireplaces that burn wood have been coming under fire in recent years because of the pollutants that they produce. The burning wood is believed to produce toxic air pollutants that can damage lung tissue and lead to breathing problems. In fact, when wood is burned, the smoke it produces is made up of a mixture of gas and fine particles. Those fine particles can get into eyes, noses, and throats, and lead to problems. They can cause runny noses, burning of the eyes, or even bronchitis. Due to the many pollutants that wood-burning stoves and fireplaces emit, many people have been turning to more environmentally friendly options. Less smoke being produced by a fireplace means there is going to be less pollution. Less pollution is better for your indoor air quality, as well as the outdoor air quality. This is why many people in recent years are evaluating their fireplaces to determine if they are eco-friendly. Many opt to replace older fireplaces with eco-friendly ones, while others may be getting their first fireplace and can make a healthy choice from the start. There are also downsides to using gas fireplaces, such as the fact that its fumes remain in the home, propane can be costly, and the units tend to lose heat quickly. With gas fireplaces not being as environmentally friendly and potentially costing more to provide the heat, turning to an eco-friendly bioethanol fireplace remains the better option. Eco-friendly fireplaces burn bioethanol fuel and don’t create smoke when they burn. They also don’t even need a vent that leads outdoors. They burn the liquid fuel, giving off less pollutants than wood burning does, which helps people reduce the pollutants in the air they are breathing. This is especially helpful for those who may have asthma, breathing problems, the elderly, and children. If you are still burning wood, it’s time to give it a second look to see how eco-friendly your fireplace is and whether or not it’s time to take a healthier route. By opting for an eco-friendly bioethanol fireplace, you will help reduce the pollutants going into the air in your home, and you will still be adding a layer of warmth, adding to the décor, and creating a cozy and inviting living or outdoor space. There are eco-friendly fireplaces to meet every need, budget, and design preference. Eco-friendly bioethanol fireplaces are beautiful, with sleek designs that compliment any room or outdoor patio. They are also easy to install and use, simple to clean, and will help your family breathe easier! About The Bio Flame Since 2007 The Bio Flame has been creating unique, eco-friendly, ethanol fireplaces. Bio Flame designers and engineers have continued to set the highest standards of bio ethanol burning fireplaces in the industry with custom designs and record breaking innovations. The Bio Flame has gained great popularity amongst homebuilders, hotels/resorts and designers. Like what we’ve got to say? Come follow us on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | YouTube | Instagram | Pinterest