A BioFire fireplace uses only 18 pieces of wood a day on average to generate hours of heat for the home. How much would this save you?
The cost of electricity is set to increase by 25,8% and 25,9% respectively in 2012 and 2013. Price developments thereafter are unknown and provide a great deal of uncertainty. Similarly, gas has also seen radical price increments in the past years. Both commodities are controlled by large corporations and the prices are regulated by standard market forces. In the case of electricity the consumer might even have to subsidise large infrastructural investments for the future.
Wood on the other hand is a renewable resource growing in abundance in South Africa. It is less costly than fossil fuel and by heating with wood you will save on energy costs. Currently 8% of the country is invaded by alien tree vegetation that can be used as firewood (10 million hectares of land and 2 billion m³ of firewood). BioFire Fireplaces promotes the use of this alien wood that consumes 3.3 billion cubic metres more water than native vegetation. They use and recommend seasoned Blue Gum wood with a water content of less than 20%. A reputable wood supplier will be able to provide the right wood.
The Biofire is a cost effective and ecologically friendly heating alternative, and is one of the most technologically advanced fireplaces available.
A BioFire fireplace gives you instant heat - soon after lighting the fire, the large glass door provides intense heat rays, warming up the room within minutes.
A BioFire fireplace gives you long lasting heat - a BioFire will provide a continuous heat output for 12-24 hours. This is achieved through the great heat retaining mass consisting of patented ceramic refractory bricks.
A BioFire fireplace leaves you with (almost) no maintenance - A BioFire fireplace reaches a much higher burning temperature of up to 1.000° Celsius compared to an open or slow combustion fireplace. This higher temperature is achieved through the use of high quality ceramic refractory bricks that can handle these kinds of extreme temperatures. The high burning temperature also ensures the cleanest possible burning of the wood. The remainder will be approximately 1% of the original volume of wood. In other words, with daily use, you will most likely only have to clean your fireplace at the end of the heating season simply by removing a few scoops of ash.
A BioFire fireplace produces healthy radiant heat - radiant heat BioFire fireplaces have many distinct advantages as opposed to conventional and slow combustion ovens that mainly produce convection heat. While convection heat mostly warms up the air, possibly leaving a dry room atmosphere, radiant heat works on the principle of heating up objects as they are struck by heat rays. Heat rays generated by the sun are the most prominent example of radiant heat!
BioFire fireplaces are ahead of their time and already undercut the strict emissions limits that will come into effect in Europe in 2014. This is achieved through an extremely efficient burning process ensuring that up to 88% of the energy produced by a BioFire fireplace is used to heat your room. When wood is burned it only releases the same amount of CO2 as wood that decomposes in a natural way would. This not only makes the burning of wood cleaner, but also ensures that you stay independent of energy sources such as oil and gas and therefore improve your Carbon Footprint.
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