FAQ

Frequently-asked-questions

Which fuel should I use in a Vauni fireplace?

For Vauni fireplaces one should use only liquid, pure denatured ethanol, which is sold under various trade names (bioalcohol, stove fuel etc.) at petrol stations, building merchandise stores, food shops and on Internet. If you are uncertain, always get advice from the personnel at the place of purchase in order to ensure that you buy a correct fuel quality.

We recommend Vauni Eco-Flame which can be bought from our online store. (Eco-Flame only available in Sweden)

Which safety preparations are needed?

Every home should contain a fire extinguisher. Vauni recommends a powder extinguisher of 6 kg with classification ABE. Moderately priced powder extinguishers are available at most building merchandise stores. A fire alarm should, of course, also be installed.

What advantages do Vauni products have in comparison with other alternatives? 
  • Safer and more reliable lighting/extinguishing
  • Simpler handling
  • Stepless regulation of effect (flame size and heat)
  • Optimized and integrated burner – the most advanced and clean on the market
  • Market-leading safety functionality
  • Only fireproof materials are used
What features and advantages do the burners have?

Vauni’s burners are the result of an extensive development project aimed at designing a solution with superior handling, efficiency and safety. The result is a burner with a unique integrated material that binds liquid ethanol. This material is so effective that it prevents leakage in the event of faulty handling. The unit is optimized to provide quick, smooth lighting and aesthetically pleasing flames in combination with low fuel consumption. All Vauni burners are made entirely of stainless steel to ensure many years of safe, trouble-free handling.

In short the advantages are:

  • Burner with absorbing function that binds liquid ethanol for unprecedented safety.
  • Quick and smooth start-up; flames are beautifully yellow in minutes.
  • Reduced sensitivity to draught.
  • High efficiency combined with low fuel consumption.
  • Made entirely in stainless steel.
  • Very robust design – built to last without sensitive electronics.
Where can I ask if I have further questions?

If you have more questions than those answered here, do not hesitate to contact your nearest retailer or get in touch with Vauni directly. For more information, see the Contact page.

Where can I buy the fuel?

Vauni Eco-Flame can be bought from our online store. (Eco-Flame only available in Sweden)

Other generic alternatives can be bought at petrol stations, building merchandise stores, food shops and on Internet. If you are uncertain, always get advice from the personnel at the place of purchase in order to ensure that you buy a correct fuel quality.

Where can I place a Vauni fireplace?

Since the fireplace is chimney-free, it can be placed in any room, regardless of whether it is in an apartment or a home, in a cottage or public premises. Vauni fireplaces are adapted for rooms with a floor area of at least 13 m2.

The products are intended for indoor use.

Where can I buy Vauni products?

You buy your Vauni fireplace product from www.vauni.com or through our selected representatives. We offer secure VISA/MasterCard payment solutions or if you prefer invoice. Using DHL, we deliver directly to your adviced adress.

What do they cost?

Please see our online store for an updated pricelist. To Vauni’s online store .

What is it powered by?

Vauni fireplaces are powered by denatured ethanol (ethyl alcohol), which is sold under various trade names (bioalcohol, stove fuel etc.) at petrol stations, building merchandise stores, food shops and on Internet. Vauni Eco-Flame (Buy from www.vauni.com) is optimized fuel for ethanol fireplaces and inserts.

Can I cook food on the fireplace?

No, using the fireplace as a heat source for cooking is regarded as faulty handling, which may permanently damage the product and sets aside the conditions for chimney-free leisure firing. Faulty handling is not covered by the guarantee.

How do I light, adjust, and extinguish the fireplace?

The fireplace is ignited with a lighter with extended tip. Unlike wood stoves, the system starts immediately with no risk of dying out. The flames are aesthetically yellow-orange from the very beginning. Regulation of the effect (flame size and heat) is done with the accompanying design tool which is also used for extinguishing the fireplace.

How great is the operating cost?

The cost of denatured ethanol varies with the place of purchase, the brand and the quantity. With normal use, the operating cost is estimated to be about 10-15 SEK per hour.

How high is the fuel consumption?

Depending on the configuration, Vauni burners consume about 0.3-0.5 litres per hour at maximum effect.

How should I handle the fuel?

Denatured ethanol is an inflammable fuel of Class I. The user bears the responsibility for ensuring that the handling and storage are done according to existing national regulations. Caution should be exercised in all handling of the fuel.

How much heat does it give?

Vauni burners give between 2-3 kilowatts at maximum effect, which is equivalent to two infrared heaters. The heat comes immediately, is directed, and can thus serve as a complement to existing heating. The fireplace is able to warm up a room of normal size.

How can the fireplace be chimney-free?

Vauni fireplaces are designed with the market’s most advanced burners for ethanol. When ethanol burns, small amounts of carbon dioxide and water vapour are released, as well as heat. Since these residue products also exist in the air we breathe out, no chimney is needed. Unlike conventional fireplace solutions, the system is free from soot.

Is smoke produced?

No, the combustion is clean and sootless. Only small amounts of carbon dioxide and water vapour are formed.

Is a chimney required?

No, because the combustion is sootless and the emissions of carbon dioxide and water vapour lie far below allowed limit values set by SWEDCERT, SP and SITAC.

Is installation needed?

Only a minimum of installation is needed, since the fireplace is mostly prepared at the factory. The fireplaces are prepared to be protected against floors, and are accompanied by accessories.

Are the products certified?

Yes, Vauni products are certified and type-approved by KIWA in Sweden. In order to obtain certification, the products are tested carefully so that they meet the strictest prevailing safety requirements. The emissions of carbon dioxide and water vapour from Vauni products lie far below the strictest prevailing limit values, which guarantee safe and secure ownership.

Safety

Vauni products are certified and type-approved by SP and SITAC according to the strictest prevailing safety requirements, which guarantee secure and safe ownership.

Are the products certified?

Yes, Vauni products are certified and type-approved by SWEDCERT in Sweden. In order to obtain certification, the products are tested carefully so that they meet the strictest prevailing safety requirements. The emissions of carbon dioxide and water vapour from Vauni products lie far below the strictest prevailing limit values, which guarantee safe and secure ownership.