One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘What is the running cost of an imagin bioethanol fireplace?”. We always stress that bioethanol fireplaces are NOT sold for the purpose of being the cheapest method of heating a home all year around. A gas or electric option will usually be a lower cost solution.
However, when was the last time a visitor complemented you on your great electric heater or radiators! Imagin bioethanol fireplaces are beautifully designed and add a touch of elegance to your home. When you want a real warming flame on a cold evening, you simply pour in bioethanol fuel and light! Each litre of bioethanol fuel lasts around 3.5 to 4 hours, and the cost of purchasing a litre can vary from around £2 to £5, (depending on the quantity bought and where you buy it from) So over a typical evening’s use a Biofire could cost from £0.50 to £1.25 per hour. This assumes the fuel box slider is fully open, so If its only half or one quarter open, the fuel will last longer and the cost of an evening’s use will be even lower.
Of course, there are several other factors affecting the rate that the bioethanol fuel is used up, such as the amount of draughts in the room, the room size itself or the quality of the fuel, but these cost estimates are a good general indication.