How much heat does a bioethanol fireplace give? And what does that mean for the size that I should / can choose?
How much heat does a bio-ethanol fireplace give?
Although bio-ethanol provides slightly less heat than gas, a great deal of heat is produced. Heat production is measured in kilowatts (kW). The wider the fireplace, the more bio-ethanol is burned, and therefore the more power the burner produces. The burner can be in several (5) positions, so that is why the heat output varies (between the lowest and the highest position). In the table at the bottom of this article you can see how much heat is supplied per length of the burner.
Bigger is better?
Depending on the room (for example with a long wall) it can be nice to have a large fireplace. However, the size of the fireplace must not only be adjusted to the place where it will be placed, but also to the total space in which it will be placed. A larger fireplace provides more heat - and then it can be that there is too much heat supplied for the room in which the fireplace is located (and then it is soon too hot - opening windows and at the same time having the fireplace on is therefore also a bit of a shame!). The table below shows the area for which the burner is suitable as an indication. This of course depends on the degree of insulation and the height of the room.
Overview of capacity and space
The table below shows for each model how long the burner is, how much power it provides (in minimum and maximum position) and for which room (area) it is suitable:
|Model||Length (cm)||Power (kW)||Area (m2)|
|SF-061-x||61||3,5 - 5,5||60 - 70|
|SF-076-x||76||4,5 - 6||65 - 75|
|SF-091-x||91||5,5 - 7||75 - 85|
|SF-100-x||100||5,7 - 7,5||75 - 85|
|SF-122-x||122||6 - 8,5||90 - 100|
|SF-055R-x||55 diameter||7 - 9||90 - 100|
|SF-152-x||152||8,5 - 12||100 - 120|
|SF-183-x||183||10 - 15||120 - 140|
|SF-210-x||210||15 - 18||130 - 160|