I discovered the cutest decorative black ventless indoor outdoor tabletop fireplace while looking for cheap logs for my fireplace. The idea of not having to clean up ash and haul logs sounded appealing to me.
In this day and age, modern homeowners are not only selecting environmentally conscious heating products, but heaters that have a design that’s appropriate for the indoors and outdoors.
A recent rise in the purchasing of indoor/outdoor portable ventless ethanol fireplaces reveals that these devices don’t just look sleek on a tabletop, but can emit 2,000 BTUs of heat. The advantages of selecting an ethanol portable ventless fireplace are plenty, some of which will be seen below.
Advantages Of Ethanol Indoor/Outdoor Portable Fireplaces
*No Need To Vent
The small portable ethanol fireplaces that can be viewed online offer a very simple yet necessary advantage over other choices – no need for a vent.
Whether the fireplace is installed to use indoors or outdoors, there is no venting of any sort necessary to enjoy the benefits fully.
*At Least 2,000 BTUs Of Heat
Many homeowners are rightfully concerned that these small ethanol heaters may not be enough to provide any real source of heat.
Fortunately, these beliefs are not only unfounded, but have been proven wrong time and again.
Portable ventless ethanol fireplaces can supplement any other source of heat successfully as they have the ability to output 2,000 BTUs of heat. This means that over 250 sq. ft. of space can be successfully heated.
*Creates A Mosquito-Free Zone
Perhaps the greatest advantage of these small fireplaces is that the ethanol fuel can be mixed with citronella to successfully repel mosquitoes and other bugs.
By mixing 85% parts ethanol with 15% citronella, users can experience a bug-free zone outdoors without fear of getting bitten. As a warning, however, all of this fuel must be burned outdoors if the heater is to be used indoors at a later time.
*An Eco-Conscious And Healthy Option
Most fireplaces along with other flame sources emit soot, odors, and ash into the air. Ethanol fireplaces do not as they contain the source of ethyl alcohol which is naturally found in fermented plants such as sugarcane.
These byproducts of burning organic materials such as wood aren’t just a negative impact on the environment, but bad for the lungs as well. Asthmatics and people with significant allergies will find that ethanol portable fireplaces provide a clean source of heat.
*Virtually No Maintenance
Unlike traditional fireplaces that burn gas or use organic matter, ethanol portable fireplaces require virtually no maintenance. As ethanol is a clean burning fuel, it naturally dissipates and leaves behind no soot or ash. Additionally, these small fireplaces won’t corrode or require constant cleaning.
Features Of Indoor/Outdoor Portable Ethanol Fireplaces
Several products caught my eye and 5 of the most popular on Amazon are listed below. The features vary but all are:
- Decorative and stylish
- Require no vent and no set-up. Each is made to sit on a table and can be used safely indoors or outdoors.
- The ethanol flame is encased in a modern glass design for safety, oftentimes, with a black metal frame to add interest. Some designs are purely glass and have very little added details.
- The modern portable ethanol fireplaces can keep a room of up to 250 sq. ft. warm as supplemental heating using the 2,000 BTUs that are emitted.
- Minimal clean-up is required as small portable fireplaces that run on ethanol leave behind no smoke, soot, ash or burned wood. Ethanol also prolongs the lifespan of these fireplaces as it does not corrode the metal.
- Most small ethanol fireplaces can provide heat anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour. **This will vary by size and amount of fuel used.
Portable indoor/outdoor fireplaces that run on ethanol are likely to increase in popularity and demand. These small heaters provide plenty of warmth and ambiance without the need for a vent while also burning clean fuel that doesn’t leave behind a residue or undue smells. While these fireplaces are considered supplemental heating, they are a great alternative to traditional fire pits.