Bioethanol fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular in the field of interior design and home heating because of the attractive dancing flames they produce, and the fact that they allow you to create a real fire just about anywhere in your home without the need for chimneys or special vents. One of the main selling points of bioethanol fireplaces, apart from their appearance and convenience, is that they also run on a renewable energy source that is biodegradable and has a low toxicity as a pollutant if spilled. But are bioethanol fireplaces safe?

Essentially, bioethanol fireplaces are similar to candles in how they work and how much CO2 they produce, so they are perfectly safe to use indoors, and in any part of the house. Of course, they are still fires, just like candles, but the design of the installation keeps them as safe as possible. Bioethanol doesn't produce smoke, so it won't damage things like your TV, even if it's above the fire - although you do need to avoid having wires and cables too close to the fire to prevent overheating.

The fuel itself is a denatured alcohol, which is safe to use as long as you do not try to drink it, so apart from the fact that it should be kept away from children and animals, it is safe to keep in your home.