2. Easy to Install
Ethanol fireplaces are generally vent-free, which means they do not require any chimney or venting to an exterior wall or roof. They also do not require electricity and are lit by hand with a long match or lighter. This makes them extremely easy to install and cuts out those remodeling costs we all have nightmares about.
If you’re renting or your home is part of a modern community, chances are you’re not allowed to make exterior changes as part of your contract. All wood fireplaces (and most gas fireplaces) are going to require venting, so a great alternative with that “real fire” ambiance is Ethanol. If you choose a wall-mounted or freestanding unit, you can even take it with you when you move!
3. Easy and Cheap to Maintain
Wood-burning fireplaces – and gas fireplaces to a lesser extent – require regular maintenance due to soot/ember buildup. With Ethanol flames, you won’t ever have that problem. The flames burn clean and won’t produce any of that pesky soot.