Consider These Smart Eco-Friendly Fireplaces On The Hot List
As the fall chill settles in and we move toward winter, huddling around the fireplace is the quickest way to maximize coziness at home. But traditional wood-burning hearths have a reputation for being environmental saboteurs. All that air emitted releases a steady stream of toxins and pollutants into the air. Thankfully, there are some alternative-fuel options out there that are not only better for you, but better for the planet, too. The latest models on the market combine smarts and efficiency to produce some neat heat.
Decoflame Montreal Fireplace
This open-sided glass fireplace not only adds a modern touch, but it uses efficient green energy to heat things up. It burns bioethanol, which is made from renewable agricultural sources such as corn, potatoes and rice. And thanks to the combustion of bioethanol, neither a flue nor a chimney is needed. What’s more, this model is even more efficient thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and app control via your smartphone. You can turn your fireplace on or off, adjust the flame level, see your fuel reserve and set burning schedules. And you can pair multiple fireplaces in your home with the Decoflame app. The Decoflame Montreal Fireplace is available for $7,793.
The Inno-Living Water Vapor Fire Effect Fireplace
A smokeless, electric alternative, this model produces no fumes, so it won’t require a chimney or any ventilation whatsoever. Electric fires are super efficient because all of the electricity they use goes into generating heat. What’s unique about this one is it uses water vapor, which adds a mist that looks like real smoke and even has adjustable colored flames. The fireplace works with an accompanying app over Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can operate the controls right on your smartphone. Control the flame size, speed intensity and adjust the color of the flames with a simple swipe. The Inno-living Water Vapor Fire Effect Fireplace pricing is available upon request.
Touchstone AudioFlare Fireplace
This sleek heat producer is an electric iteration that features tri-colored flames and a Bluetooth speaker for setting the mood with your favorite tunes or an accompanying crackle. Whether recessed or wall mounted, the AudioFlare looks and feels like a realistic fire featuring customizable flame colors and intensities. There’s also a timer, which enables automatic shutdowns. It even comes with decorative logs and glass crystals to make the experience more wow worthy. The Touchstone AudioFlare Fireplace is available for $649.
Afire Water 3D Electric Steam Fireplace
Made of very fine plumes of water vapor that are illuminated by LED lights, the Afire Water 3D Electric Steam Fireplace produces flames that look too hot to handle yet are in fact cold to the touch—so you can run your fingers through them and not get burned. Using your smartphone and the accompanying app, you can adjust flame speed, height and color. These eco-friendly iterations won’t generate any humidity or condensation. The benefits of water vapor fireplaces abound: They have limitless options for installation, since they don’t require ventilation, flames can be open on all sides and they don’t cost much to operate because they run on tap water, and the LED lighting system is energy efficient. The Afire Water 3D Electric Steam Fireplace pricing is available upon request.
Text by JENNIFER TZESES | Photo by Mansion Global | Read More Here