What makes a home cozy? Of course, first of all, this is a calm atmosphere, as well as a beautiful interior or its individual items. One of them is a fireplace. Currently, electrical devices with a built-in steam generator, the so-called steam fireplaces, are gaining more and more popularity. They are able to create a very realistic imitation of fire in a furnace, almost indistinguishable from a real flame.
The principle of operation and step-by-step installation instructions
All parts of the fireplace are delivered to the buyer disassembled. When assembly takes place, you need to ensure that all parts are strictly where they should be.
There are few parts in a steam fireplace, the main ones are a generator, logs and halogen lamps.
There is a plate next to the flame container. The red latches, which are used to secure the fireplace parts, are located along the edges of the plate.
A water to water vapor converter is installed at the very beginning. It is a small steel cylinder with wires. The steam generator acts as a water atomizer, creating a kind of water mist.
Further, halogen lamps with LEDs are installed. They are equipped with special light filters that illuminate the steam generated by the generator. Thus, the appearance is created that the lower part is denser and shines brighter, like a real burning flame. At the top, on the contrary, more active flames are formed. The illuminated steam creates a very beautiful play of colors. In addition, halogens stimulate the steam particles to constantly move.
In order for the steam not to form into an even flow, such an important element of the steam fireplace as a diffuser is necessary. The essence of its action lies in the mixing of steam. It is thanks to the diffuser that the appearance of spontaneously swirling smoke is created. The diffuser must be installed on a plastic container, and then attached with special fasteners.
After that, we install the water accumulator. The generator is supplied with water from the storage. This process is controlled by a special valve. The size of the tank varies. A steam fireplace with a medium-sized tank can work up to twelve hours.
As for stacking logs, they are usually placed on top. The material from which they are made is a special plastic that can diffuse light. Special lamps illuminate the firewood from below.
And now, when the installation is complete, and the fireplace is ready for use, you can turn it on. But right after you turn it on, you will notice that the picture in the fireplace is rather faded. In fact, you just need to wait a little. After the steam starts to appear and the fireplace heats up, you can finally see the real flames in the hearth.
Advantages and disadvantages
The fire in steam fireplaces looks so realistic that it is almost impossible to distinguish it from a real flame. No device is capable of creating an even more real imitation like this. There are only biofireplaces with the effect of fire, which practically catch up with parofireplaces in this, but there is a different principle of operation. A very big plus of steam fireplaces is that no special permits are required to install them at home. The installation itself is quite simple and safe.
For the safest operation of a steam fireplace on water, it is important to ensure that all sockets are grounded and that all electrical networks are in good working order. Otherwise, no difficulties should arise.
In addition to the fact that a steam fireplace creates the realism of a real fire, it also warms up an apartment or house for as much as 25 square meters around. This helps people in the house feel especially comfortable and calm. A fireplace with steam is a real discovery for lovers of everything the most unusual and modern. In addition, steam fireplaces can be of completely different shapes and materials. Everyone will choose the one that will suit their tastes and preferences.
Easy to use and install
As mentioned above, the installation and operation of a steam fireplace is very simple and does not require any special skills. All you need is a grounded outlet. Further - water and serviceable electricity. When vapors appear on the parts of a steam fireplace (and this happens about once a month), they must be removed immediately.
Since steam fireplaces have appeared on the market relatively recently, their price is quite high and many may not be able to afford such a purchase. And this, of course, is a significant minus of the park fireplaces. They cost significantly more than gas and electric fireplaces.
A fairly large selection of steam fireplace models is now available on the market. The most famous and popular: Martin, Sherwood, Ford Castle, Exterion, Nice, Ottawa, Versailles and many others.
The most popular and demanded one can be considered a model of a steam fireplace called Athena from the manufacturer Alex Bauman. It is the first with the largest fireplace with steam in the Russian market. There are no analogues to it yet.
Thus, as mentioned above, the steam fireplace is currently the most realistic fireplace, and at the same time, with a heating that can spread over 25 square meters. It heats up and creates a very peaceful and relaxed environment, which helps the household to feel very good, being in a great mood all the time. And what is also important, there is a great variety of colors, configurations and sizes of stoves in stores, suitable for any interior and meeting the most sophisticated tastes of customers. There is only one drawback with steam fireplaces, it is their high cost. But if you are not ready to save money by purchasing a truly high-quality and necessary thing for your home, then this is the option for you.