Even though these electric ireplaces are designed to be easy and safe to operate, and also better for your health than other fireplaces for heating your home, the benefits of these fireplaces will only be achieved if used properly. Like any object that involves the use of open flame, additional precautions must be taken to avoid the danger of harm to life and property. Here are some of the measures you need to take. The following are some precautions that should be observed when using ethanol-fireplaces.
- For obvious reasons, store biofuels away from the fireplace and out of the reach of children.
- For smaller rooms, we recommend using a carbon monoxide detector.
- When you try to turn off a biofireplace, it can be difficult to see the burner flame, so be sure to close the flame arrester to extinguish the fire when you want to turn it off.
- Before refueling the burner, make sure that the fire is completely extinguished by properly closing the lid, you must leave the fireplace to cool for about 15 minutes to avoid accidental ignition of the fuel due to heating.
- Use only fuel specifically designed for ethanol fireplaces. (seriously, do not use alcohol or vodka)
- Biofireplaces should be managed only by adults.
- Only light the fireplace with a long lighter or matchstick.
- An adult should be present while using a biofireplace.
- Never try to move a fireplace that is still burning or still hot.
- Be sure to close the burner when leaving the room or house and before going to bed.
As with all types of fireplaces, damage can result from improper use and operation. However, if you follow the guidelines for using an ethanol fireplace as described above, you will surely get the most out of its modern design, aesthetic appeal, functionality and other benefits that make it safer for you and your environment than a wood burning fireplace.