Yes, we have winter too! And we also have the right to warm up in front of a fireplace. It turns out that for us Brazilians, this is not very common, since the fireplaces do not usually integrate our construction projects. But this small structural detail of the house can be easily solved nowadays with the use of green fireplaces.
Yes, at last you will be able to have a fireplace to call your own and without having to remodel your home for this. Curious to better understand what an eco-friendly fireplace is and how it works? So come with us on this post:
What is and how does the ecological fireplace work?
Even before you ask, we've already put it, the green fireplace has real fire, yes. It's nothing holographic. The ecological fireplace has appeared in Finland and has been conquering its space in Brazil slowly. It works from the burning of 92 ° ethyl alcohol, from those easily found in markets and pharmacies.
What guarantees the operation and safety of the ecological fireplace is the stainless steel box that comes with it, also called a burner. This is where fuel combustion and burning occur. The ecological fireplace also has a system that controls the height of the flame and the intensity of the fire, adjusting it according to your need.
The ecological fireplace can remain lit for up to 20 hours in a row, always maintaining a beautiful and uniform flame, precisely because of the alcohol used for its operation.
But why is the fireplace environmentally friendly?
Precisely because of the use of alcohol as fuel. The product dispenses with the use of firewood and other petroleum products for the generation of fire and, consequently, does not emit smoke, waste and odors in the environment, making it also one of the safest options for the domestic environment.
The ecological fireplace also excludes the need for ducts, chimneys and exhaust fans.
Types and models of ecological fireplace
There are two basic models of ecological fireplace: the portable and the built-in fireplace. The laptop, as its name suggests, does not need to be installed anywhere. Just come with the fireplace, light it and enjoy the warmth that comes out of it. This fireplace model is practical and allows you to transport it wherever you want, not to mention that it can be placed in different places, such as directly on the floor, on the sink bench or on the dining table.
Already the built-in eco fireplace needs installation and possibly will make a small break break in your home. The built-in version can be placed on the wall, on the floor and even inside furniture, such as racks.
But regardless of the model you choose, it is always possible to choose an eco-friendly fireplace style that fits most with your décor. In the market, there are models for all tastes, such as rustic ecological fireplaces, usually made of wood or stone, and those more sophisticated, made of glass and metal.
The format of the green fireplaces also varies greatly and you should choose according to where it will be placed.
Advantages of the ecological fireplace
Check out now a summary of the main advantages of the ecological fireplace:
- Versatility: Green fireplaces combine with any decorating proposal;
- Ease of installation: the portable eco-friendly fireplace does not require comments in this regard, but even if you opt for the built-in version, it is much simpler to fit into the environment than a conventional model, especially since it does not require ducts and chimneys;
- Not polluting: the alcohol used in the ecological fireplace does not pollute the air with smoke and toxic gases, besides producing no odors;
- Sustainability: the ecological fireplace, as the name implies, is a great friend of the environment, since it does not require oil-derived fuels or firewood;
- Simple firing: you can light and light the eco-friendly fireplace far more easily than a traditional fireplace;
- Safety: the ecological fireplace is safe and does not present a fire hazard, if used properly, or burns when handled;
- Comfort and warmth: ecological fireplaces fulfill the role of bringing comfort and warmth to the environment. And, believe me, they really warm up. A small fireplace manages to keep an area of about ten square meters warm. At the time of your purchase remember to choose a model proportional to the environment in which it will be placed, so it does not overheat or less;
- Design and style: eco-friendly fireplaces feature modern design and value any home environment;
- As many as you want: the eco-friendly fireplace can be placed in both indoor and outdoor areas - or both, after all nothing will stop you from having more than one ecological fireplace;
How much does it cost and where to buy an ecological fireplace
Because it is a relatively new product in Brazil, the ecological fireplace still has prices that can drive some consumers away. The simplest costs, on average, $ 500, while others can reach the house of $ 4500.
The main influencer of the price of the fireplace is the size, the material with which it is produced and the type (portable or built-in). Portable models are cheaper compared to built-in fireplaces, as well as larger versions also tend to have a saltier price than small ones.
Ecological fireplace models to inspire you
Convinced of all the advantages of the eco-friendly fireplace? Then you only have to decide which one to buy and how to insert it into your decoration. For this we have brought a selection of photos of ecological fireplaces that will help you in this process, check:
Picture 1 - Built in the wall of plaster, this ecological fireplace of glass ennoble the living room.
Picture 2 - In this room of high right foot, the chosen place for the ecological fireplace was close to the ground and leaning against the wall of greater prominence.
Picture 3 - Small, this portable ecological fireplace has been placed on the dining table but can easily be transported to other places in the house.
Picture 4 - On the wall: this model of ecological fireplace recalls a lamp.
Picture 5 - The glass box full of stones fits the fireplace ecologically.
Picture 6 - The large living room bet on an ecological fireplace on the side of the sofa.
Picture 7 - In between the marble wall, the ecological hearth becomes an object of contemplation.
Picture 8 - Small, practical, portable and functional: many qualities in the same object.
Picture 9 - The advantage of the ecological fireplaces is that they do not require changes in the structure of the house, fitting into the decoration without major problems.
Picture 10 - Modern room with ecological fireplace: simple and objective decoration.
Picture 11 - Ecological fireplace built into the wall to decorate the dining room.
Picture 12 - Under the bar, the ecological fireplace reinforces the intimate and cozy proposal of the house.
Picture 13 - Built-in Kitchen Island: Use creativity when it comes to planning the best place for your eco-friendly fireplace.
Picture 14 - Here, the ecological fireplace helps to mark the division of environments.
Picture 15 - The classic and elegant dining room bet on an ecological fireplace embedded in the wall of mirrors, a luxury only!
Picture 16 - This small ecological chimney with stones values any environment and, of breaking, still guarantees that SPA look for the decoration.
Figure 17 - When the built-in ecological fireplace is off, it goes unnoticed in the decoration.
Picture 18 - Full combination of class: ecological fireplace and marble.
Picture 19 - Environmentally friendly fireplace suspended: note that the most interesting of this model is that it retains the classic shape of masonry fireplaces.
Picture 20 - In this room, the ecological fireplace is kept discreetly next to the coffee table.
Picture 21 - Charm and coziness for the kitchen.
Figure 22 - Use the built-in ecological fireplace next to the living room furniture, it offers no risk.
Picture 23 - Look at another example of how the ecological fireplace can be inserted in the living room.
Picture 24 - The outside area can always be better, so bet on the use of an ecological fireplace.
Picture 25 - In the center of the room, the ecological fireplace expands the heat more evenly.
Picture 26 - Here, the apparent concrete wall was used as TV panel and insert for the ecological fireplace.
Picture 27 - Stainless steel and glass in the eco-friendly fireplace to match the room's neutral and elegant decor.
Picture 28 - An armchair to admire the fireplace and enjoy the cold days.
Picture 29 - This living room with ecological fireplace is the ideal expression of comfort and welcome.
Picture 30 - Take measurements from where the ecological fireplace will be placed, so you guarantee a perfect fit.
Picture 31 - Ecological fireplace to enjoy the winter inside and outside the house.
Picture 32 - Look for an ecological fireplace that is proportional to the place where it will be installed, like the one that accompanies the elongated format of the furniture.
Picture 33 - The ecological fireplace leaves the view of the sea even more incredible.
Picture 34 - The gentle blue flame of the ecological fireplace is enchanting.
Picture 35 - In this room, without TV, the ecological fireplace is the great highlight.
Image 36 - Between the panels.
Picture 37 - The black marble in the background is the most elegant and sophisticated frame you can offer for the ecological fireplace.
Picture 38 - The ecological fireplace makes the connection between living room and kitchen.
Picture 39 - Under the TV.
Picture 40 - Here the wood next to the ecological fireplace is only decorative, since the correct fuel is the alcohol.
Picture 41 - Imagine receiving friends in a fireplace like that? Good right?
Picture 42 - Even if it is not, the ecological fireplace is still a decorative object.
Picture 43 - The ecological fireplace is that something else that was lacking to enjoy the view.
Picture 44 - The room sober and of closed tones became more welcoming with the ecological fireplace.
Picture 45 - All eyes go straight to her.
Picture 46 - Marble, wood and an ecological fireplace in the middle.
Picture 47 - The warm color of the fire that comes out of the ecological fireplace is the highlight of this gray room.
Picture 48 - Enjoy your green fireplace whenever and however you want.
Picture 49 - It's worth putting the ecological fireplace in the hallway of the house.
Picture 50 - The golden tones of the decoration connect directly to the flame color of the ecological fireplace.
Picture 51 - Always take the ecological fireplace with you.
Picture 52 - Built in the furniture, the ecological fireplace is undoubtedly an important part of the decoration.
Picture 53 - The nights are better with her.
Picture 54 - Smokeless, odorless, easy to clean and conserve.
Picture 55 - The dining room is complete with the ecological fireplace.
Image 56 - Inside the glass box.
Picture 57 - Remember that the bigger the fireplace, the more expensive it tends to be.
Figure 58 - Built-in eco-fireplaces need an advance planning before they are installed.
Image 59 - Marble sideboard with ecological fireplace.
Screenshot 60 - Choose the best place in the room and enjoy your eco-friendly fireplace.
Picture 61 - The ecological fireplace will make you want to spend more time at home.