COMPARISONS

1. COMPARISON Bioethanol smart insert and Other bio fireplaces up to € 2500

Bioethanol smart insert Other bio fireplaces up to € 2500
Features

• Flame size regulation: Eco mode / Standard mode
• Communication panel
• Short cooling time, around 2 minutes
• Natural flame colour, dancing flames
• Optimized burning process, BEV Technology
• Smokeless

• Flame size regulation
• Unavailable
• No cooling fans, long cooling time
• More constant flame, not realistic
• Fuel is being burned
• Can be smoky
Assembly

• Does not require technical service
• Easy installation
• Can be wall-mounted
• No pipes or external installation is required

• Does not require technical service
• Easy installation
• Can be wall-mounted
• No pipes or external installation is required
Maintenance

• Does not require maintenance
• Intuitive

• Does not require maintenance
• Intuitive
Safety

• Rigorously tested
• Fuel vapour concentration is controlled
• No accidental fires
• Combustion by products: H2O and CO2
• Patented BEV technology
• Child lock
• Does not emit any harmful substances
• Safety sensors

• No data available
• Uncontrolled fuel vapour emission
• High risk of accidental fires
• Combustion by products: H2O and CO2, dangerous
oxidants
• High risk of fuel boiling dry
• Unavailable
• Does emit harmful substances
• Unavailable
Smell

• No smell

• Unpleasant smell can be perceptible
Average international costs

• Insert up to € 2 500 – including
• advanced BEV Technology
• maximum safety because of 11 safety sensors
that turn off the device in cases of irregularity
or misconduct
• control panel
• child lock
• No additional costs

• Insert up to € 2 500 – no additional features

Transferability

• Portable, convenient decorating

• Portable

2. COMPARISON Bioethanol smart insert and Gas fireplaces up to € 2500

Bioethanol smart insert Gas fireplaces up to € 2500
Features

• Flame size regulation: Eco mode / Standard mode
• Communication panel
• Does not require fire permission
• Authentic flame colour, dancing flames
• Smokeless

• Flame size regulation
• Communication panel
• Require fire permission
• Constant flame, not realistic
• Smokeless

Assembly

• Does not require technical service
• Very easy installation
• No pipes or external installation is required
• Ventless
• Light tanks, easy to conceal, store, transport

• Requires technical service
• Expensive and complicated
• Might need pipes and gas lines
• Vents or balanced flue is necessary
• Heavy, large gas canisters, difficult to conceal

Maintenance

• Does not require maintenance
• No permission required
• Easy to refill the fuel

• Requires technical service
• Permission required
• Difficult to refill, only by a qualified technician
Safety

• Rigorously tested
• Combustion by products: H2O and CO2
• Child lock
• Does not emit any harmful substances
• Safety sensors
• Does not create an explosive atmosphere

• No data available
• Combustion by products: H2O and CO2 and toxins
• Unavailable
• Carbon monoxide can harm animals or kill plants
• Unavailable
• Escaping gas can create an explosive mixture
Smell

• No smell

• Perceptible smell of gas
Average international costs

• Insert up to € 2 500 – including
• advanced BEV Technology
• maximum safety because of 11 safety sensors
that turn off the device in cases of irregularity or
misconduct
• control panel
• child lock
• real flame
• Saves money on installation
• No need for an annual service check
• No need for chimney sweeping
• No need for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

• Up to € 2 500 – no additional features
• Expensive gas line installation € 1500
• Annual service check € 100
• Chimney sweeping € 70
• Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must be
installed € 30
Transferability

• Portable

• Stationary

3. COMPARISON Bioethanol smart insert and Wood-burning fireplace up to € 2500

Bioethanol smart insert Wood-burning fireplace up to € 2500
Features

• Flame size regulation
• Communication panel
• Short cooling time around 2 minutes
• Natural flame colour, dancing flames
• Smokeless

• Not available
• Not available
• Can’t be left unattended until the ashes are cold
• Natural flame colour
• Can be smoky
Assembly

• Does not require technical service
• Very easy installation
• Requires no flue, venting or heavy chimney
• Without all the mess that comes with burning wood

• Requires technical service
• Difficult to assemble, heavy elements
• Chimney is required, have to be vented
• Can be messy
Maintenance

• Does not require technical service
• Very easy installation
• Requires no flue/ venting or heavy chimney
• Without all the mess that comes with burning wood

• Requires annual maintenance, chimney cleaning
• You will need to buy and store wood
• Permission is required

Safety

• Burns a clean fuel, no carbon monoxide
• Can be turned off easily and in seconds
• No accidental fires

• Carbon monoxide emissions occur
• Requires constant attention
• Unattended can pose a potential risk of fire
Smell

• No smell

• Smell of smoke
Average international costs • Insert up to € 2 500 – including
• advanced BEV Technology
• maximum safety because of 11 safety sensors
that turn off the device in cases of irregularity or
misconduct
• control panel
• child lock
• Effective for heating smaller spaces
• No need for an annual maintenance, no cleaning is
needed
• Fuel costs
• No need for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
• Fireplace up to € 2 500 – no additional features
• Not efficient, lot of the heat goes up the chimney
• Annual maintenance, chimney cleaning € 250
• You will need to buy and store wood
• Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors must be
installed € 50
Transferability

• Portable

• Stationary

4. COMPARISON Bioethanol smart insert and Electric fireplaces up to € 2500

Bioethanol smart insert Electric fireplaces up to € 2500
Features

• Natural flame
• Flame size regulation
• Communication panel
• Short cooling time, around 2 minutes
• Smokeless

• Fake fireplace, simulates fire, no flame
• Not available
• Not available
• Short cooling time
• Smokeless

Assembly

• Very easy installation
• Requires no flue/ venting or heavy chimney

• Very easy installation
• Requires no flue/ venting or heavy chimney
Maintenance

• Does not require maintenance
• Intuitive

• Does not require maintenance
• Intuitive
Safety

• No carbon monoxide
• Can be turned off easily and in seconds

• No carbon monoxide
• Can be turned off easily and in seconds
Smell

• No smell

• No smell
Average international costs

• Insert up to € 2 500 – including
• advanced BEV Technology
• maximum safety because of 11 safety sensors
that turn off the device in cases of irregularity or
misconduct
• control panel
• child lock
• real flame
• Saves money on installation
• No need for an annual service check
• No need for chimney sweeping
• No need for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

• Fireplace up to € 2 500 – no additional features
• Can produce heat but it’s not efficient so it’ll be costly
• Heating level (Wattage) 2000 W
Transferability

• Portable

• Portable