Most mini-fireplaces have the following dimensions: at the base - 1020x510 mm, the height of its main part - 1120 mm. Average volumes usually range up to 120 liters.
To increase heat transfer, fireplaces are equipped with two heating ducts located on its side walls. Cold air from the outside enters these channels, heats up, and then, already warm, through the order is sent back to the room.
Are they suitable for a country house?
A home mini fireplace creates a cozy environment that everyone loves. During his work, not only soft warmth emanates, but also an atmosphere of romance.
Under the term "mini" everyone represents something different. But if we talk specifically about the fireplace, then it becomes obvious that it must have a set of basic components: a brick body, an open firebox, a hob and, if possible, an oven. Moreover, if we talk about the purpose of a fireplace in a country house, then it should be a device that is capable of heating a sufficiently large room.
Therefore, the best option for giving is a ready-made fireplace insert. This is a full-fledged heater, which mainly uses firewood as fuel. Compared to a conventional fireplace, its dimensions are too small, but you still need to build a chimney for it.
Also a good option for giving is a fireplace stove made of cast iron. In addition to installing a chimney, it does not require anything at all, not even a base.
An electric fireplace is both easy and safe to use. It is considered a worthy substitute for a wood-burning fireplace. It can be installed not only in a private house, but also in an apartment.
The electric fireplace does not need a chimney or additional fuel, so its maintenance should not be difficult. And thanks to the wide assortment line, it is possible to choose a model suitable for any interior.
Due to the fact that fireplaces have recently become increasingly used as a decorative element, their visual component is becoming an important part. Thanks to new technologies, it has become possible to create such an imitation of a flame that is almost impossible to distinguish from a real one. Some mini fireplaces are accompanied by realistic sounds of crackling woods.
Types of electric fireplaces
When choosing a fireplace, you need to understand exactly which one you still need. And the first question that you have to deal with is their varieties.
Built in - mini-fireplace, which is built directly into the wall.
Floor - one that can be installed on a horizontal surface. Floor-standing fireplaces are also divided into two types: regular and corner. The latter has a more refined design, but also takes up more space in your room, do not forget about this.
Autonomous - the so-called portable, they are usually light and small in size.
The second important question is the type of cladding. A mini-fireplace can be made of stone, wood, plastic, metal, or ceramics.
The appearance of the fireplace, or rather, its size and shape, should be combined with the layout and decoration of the room in which it will be located. For a room made in the English style, a built-in mini-fireplace is most suitable. And for an interior with a more modern style, a wall-mounted fireplace, which looks like a plasma panel, will be suitable.
How to make a choice?
Before buying a mini-fireplace, in order to make the right choice, you need to understand how the proposed models differ from each other and what are their determining technical characteristics.
On store shelves, you can find a really large number of various models of mini-fireplaces that perform their basic functions at a high level. But we practically do not have production of our own electric fireplaces. There are really too few manufacturers, and those that exist make products using imported components. Thus, we see that our market is filled with foreign-made goods.
Electrolux is a leader in the manufacture of electric fireplaces. The effect of the flame in these mini fireplaces is so believable that it is impossible to tell right away if it is real or an imitation.
Fireplaces of this company have a number of indisputable advantages over wood-burning ones: ease of installation, energy savings, safety and environmental friendliness.
Thanks to the variety of styles and models, from classic to modern, Electrolux electric fireplaces can be matched to almost any interior. It should be noted that the color of the most popular models is black.
Features of the
The living flame of a mini-fireplace cannot be distinguished from the real one. Its only difference from a conventional flame is that it is absolutely safe, because its main fuel is simple filtered water, which is filtered using an external filter. The flame effect is achieved by operating a steam generator, which converts water into steam (the fireplace has a steam principle of operation), and illuminating orange halogen bulbs, which give the flame a realistic color.
Water is poured into a special tank with a capacity of up to 1.5 liters. This allows the fireplace to work uninterruptedly for up to 8 hours. You can also adjust the intensity of the flame, and in some models there is a function for heating the air.
It should be noted that in addition to the aesthetic function, mini-fireplaces also perform a practical function - air humidification, which allows you to create the most comfortable microclimate.
It is a fairly popular type of mini-fireplaces, due to the fact that it has a number of advantages:
- no chimney needed;
- takes up little space;
- you can make it yourself;
- easy to use;
- for its manufacture, materials at hand are used;
- attractive appearance.
For the manufacture of a desktop home mini-biofireplace you will need: a small glass container, preferably heat-resistant from thick glass; stones or sand; aluminum can and ethyl alcohol.
First you need to cut the jar to the size of the container you are using. Then you need to drill four holes in the bottom of the can. Now we connect the top and bottom of the can. We install this jar in a container and cover it with sand and stones on all sides (small stones down, large ones up). In order for the fireplace to work, you need to pour alcohol and set it on fire.
This biofireplace can be used as a decoration by placing it on the table.