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Globe Jockeys

08:00PM | 09/23/12
Member Since: 06/19/11
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My wife found these ethanol burners recently, and we are thinking of putting one in our apartment. We do not have good insulation in our house, but as we are renting, there is not much that we can do about that. Do you think that these would be cost efficient? I am pretty sure that they will heat up our small area with little effort, and I know that they look great, I just have the one concern. If you would not recommend on e of these, what would you recommend?
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danielleb

10:59AM | 09/24/12
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
They barely put out heat so don't rely on it for much more than something pretty to look at.

joney

04:24AM | 09/26/12
Member Since: 09/26/12
1 lifetime posts
It depends on the room size you wish to heat? As I have had 2 year experience with a bioethanol burner in my home I would disregard daniellebs comment as this is simple not true. My burner is 600mm long and set into an old hearth in my front room, 3.5 KW is it's max setting. I got my burner from this company http:\\www.contemporaryelements.co.uk/Bioethanol-burners They have a reasonable range of burners you can use in your own setting or a large range of there own designs, including coffee tables! My fire uses about 0.6 Litres of bioethanol fuel per hour. Hope this helps.
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Globe Jockeys

05:45AM | 09/26/12
Member Since: 06/19/11
25 lifetime posts
Thanks danielleb and joney for your comments. It would be good to hear from some others to see how they have fared with them.

danielleb

12:11PM | 10/02/12
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
Sorry, but my post is both simple and true. Even the people that sell these will tell you that they can't be relied upon as your primary heat source. If the OP has bad insulation and needs a source of heat that's cheap and effective, this shouldn't be seen as one. If the OP is wanting something that's pretty to look at and may take the edge off of the chill in a small enough room, sure they should consider it.
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