Would you like to indulge yourself in the cozyness of a fireplace in your living room, avoiding the dangerous flames and the annoying emissions that harm the environment and can put yourself or your pets in danger? The proper solution for you is an electric fireplace, which combines the warmth of electric heaters with the ambiance of traditional fireplaces. Most often they plug into the wall, don’t require chimneys, and don’t only reduce your bills, but are also far more convenient and safer to use.These heaters are state of the art and can provide heat, luxury and sometimes even the sound of fire!
Choosing the best electric fireplace can be a puzzle, considering the huge variety of brands and models. Whether you want to get an insert for your already existing fireplace or a whole freestanding unit you should take into consideration the following features:
First and most important, the heating element. While some models display just the faux flames others also put out heat, but are not hot to the touch, thus eliminating the danger of children or pets getting burned. Some brands also provide remote controls for further convenience. Most of the times electric fireplaces are portable, so you can easily change their location from space to space within your residence, and they usually come with a warranty. Some models also run on battery and they are a perfect source of both heat and light during a power outage.
If you’re looking for something that offers a conventional fireplace’s touch or would like to create character in extra rooms, mantels and surrounds provide the perfect solution. Depending on the brand and the model, they usually are fine furniture-quality wood construction with real veneers and you can choose between corner fireplaces, wall-mounted electric fireplaces, freestanding heaters that resemble old wood-burning stoves. The designs range from traditional and ornate to modern and minimalist, so the chance is you’re likely to find something that fits your personal needs.
An electric fireplace can provide zone heating, with the capacity to cover a space up to 400 square feet and they are perfect outdoors as well as inside.
If you already have a fireplace in your home, electric inserts are easily portable and come assembled and ready to plug in. Keep in mind that when using an insert you can keep the damper closed since they produce no smoke or emissions.
Finally, electric fireplaces are recycable, adding to their numerous enviromental friendly qualities.