A Fireplace as Main Heating or Supplementary Heating

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A Fireplace as Main Heating or Supplementary Heating

Combining Ambiance and Warmth

Often, people assume that a bio-ethanol or electric fireplace unit only adds ambiance and doesn't provide warmth. However, that couldn't be further from the truth!

Just like any heating system, the effectiveness of a fireplace depends on various factors: the construction year of the house, its insulation quality, and the type of insulation used. The settings and age of the heating installation also influence the temperature in your home.

Even if you have a spacious living room, you can install a bio-ethanol or electric fireplace with a heating function. Xaralyn's bioethanol fireplaces can heat a space of up to 120 m3. The electric fireplace, on the other hand, is meant to be seen as supplementary heating, suitable for areas of approximately 20 m2.

In addition to creating ambiance, Xaralyn's fireplaces provide a comfortable temperature in your home and can significantly reduce gas consumption. This is a major advantage, especially in today's times with high energy costs.

​Instead of just using a bioethanol decorative fireplace, we recommend setting the central heating to about 18 degrees as standard and then switching on the decorative fireplace when you return home. The flames immediately give a cozy atmosphere in the dark days and you will see that the living room heats up to a comfortable temperature quite quickly.

​With a wood stove or fireplace you naturally also have the cozy flames, but you have to make sure that the wood supply in the living room is and remains up to standard, so that you don't always have to go out into the cold and rain to refill wood. Certainly not a pleasant job in the cold wet winter days!

​The electric fireplace only requires an electrical outlet, while the bioethanol fireplace needs bioethanol bottles on hand. The consumption depends on the size of the burner. A smaller burner, like the S model, is more fuel-efficient (1.5 liters for 3.5 hours of burning) compared to the XXL burner (3.5 liters for 3.5 hours of burning). Keep in mind that a smaller burner can also heat a smaller space and is therefore better suited as supplementary heating.

Both electric and bioethanol fireplaces don't require a chimney or smoke vent. Burning a bioethanol fireplace doesn't emit harmful gases, allowing you to place it in any room of your home. Whether you want to heat a bedroom when you're there, an electric or bioethanol fireplace can do the job.​ 

The central heating system is usually controlled from the living room, leaving other rooms cold when the central heating is off or set to a low temperature. This is easily solved with an electric or bioethanol fireplace!

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