Alternative Fuel – Ethanol Fire Pits
Relaxing on the deck or patio enjoying an evening friends or family, what can get better than that? Add a beautiful flickering light to the space from a fire pit and you will have the perfect outdoor oasis. To me any outdoor living area is just not complete without a fire pit, but I know that not everyone has a great big area where they can use a traditional fire pit. This is where ethanol fire pits come in handy.
Ethanol fire pits are the perfect alternative to traditional wood or gas fueled fire pits. Ethanol Fire Pits are fully mobile while the flames natural yellow and orange provide design flexibility in contrast to a conventional fireplace. There are numerous benefits of using a bio-ethanol fire pit. The biggest benefit of having a fire pit that is fueled by ethanol is that they do not produce air pollutants or any awful odors. They are very clean burning, in-fact they are the cleanest burning fuel out of all of the options.
Why Ethanol Fuel?
Ethanol fire pits are environmentally friendly but what exactly do I mean when I say that they are clean burning? I mean that when the fuel is burned the only things being produced are carbon dioxide and water, there are no other toxic elements produced or put off. They burn so clean because the ethanol fuel contains vast amounts of oxygen in its chemical composition. It’s also environmentally friendly in the fact that plants are used to make the fuel by fermentation, another natural process, and then when you burn the fuel it puts off carbon dioxide and water which the plants need to grow! It’s a clean circle of energy!
Ethanol fire pits have a very elegant presence that compliments any setting and some can be used both indoors as well as outdoors. Their features offer a true versatility ideally suited for use both indoors or out on the balcony or patio. These attractive earth friendly fire pits will add the perfect ambiance to your outdoor activities. Create a beautiful, safe and eco-friendly dancing flame that is sure to get conversations started.
Just like all fire pits they still have advantages and disadvantages so let’s discuss those right now.
Advantages of Ethanol Fire Pits:
- They burn very clean without smoke , smells, or toxins
- No special venting or gas lines required
- Can be moved around: most are made for both indoor and outdoor use.
- Easy to light
- No sparks, popping embers, or ash to clean up.
- Beautiful mood lighting.
- No gas lines needed
Disadvantages of Ethanol Fire Pits:
- You cannot cook or roast marshmallow over the flame.
- It is hard to tell when the fuel is getting low.
- Produces less heat than alternate fuels like wood or gas.
- The fuel of ethanol fire pits is not delivered at pressure so the fire is inclined to get flattened or blown around uncontrollably by the breeze. Most outdoor models have a glass shielding to resolve this problem like the one I have here.
When it comes to outdoor lighting I think that just a simple touch can really top it off and bring the whole place together. Ethanol fire pits are perfect for mood lighting and are available in a variety of styles including freestanding, table top, and wall mounted. So try an ethanol fire pit on your deck or patio they are sure to surpass even the steepest expectations.