An ethanol fireplace is a type of fireplace or furnace with combined zones generation of heat and technological process – combustion of fuel. This fireplace does not require a chimney and gives the real flame, not imitation. Installation is possible at any place in the room. The main part of each Ethanol fireplace is the burner. The burner is a metal container with various shape and dimensions. The burner is filled with fuel, usually it is bioethanol. Fuel is poured into the burner and lit with an extended candle lighter as suggested. Ethanol fireplaces, while considered safe, should be operated with care, since bioethanol is highly flammable.
An electric fireplace is an electric heater that mimics a fireplace burning coal, wood, or natural gas. Electric fireplaces are often placed in conventional fireplaces, which can then no longer be used for conventional fires. They plug into the wall, and can run on a “flame only” setting, or can be used as a heater, typically consuming 1.4-1.6 kW, that can heat a 400 sq ft (37 m2) room.