As we reach the end of summer and make our way into fall, most of us begin to make plans to take the chill off of those dreary winter days. And nothing makes a cool evening more enjoyable than snuggling up in front of a crackling fire. Unfortunately not everyone has the money or space to properly and safely install a real, wood-burning fireplace. Although electric fireplaces are not such a good source of heat and not reliable during power outages, but what if you could get the ambiance and the extra warmth while the power is on? That’s where electric fireplaces come in.
Electric fireplaces are swiftly becoming the latest, greatest trend in contemporary home furnishing. There are, almost, limitless number of styles, colours and finishes available to suit a wide range of decors. In addition, improvements in technology have made the flames look so realistic in some units that you will forget that you don’t need to throw another log on the fire.
Good looks aside though, there are a number of other excellent reasons for choosing an electric fireplace over wood or gas-fuelled units;Traditional Electric Fireplace
Beyond the occasional dusting. Just plug the unit into a standard wall outlet and turn your fire on with the flip of a switch.
They’re Easy to Install. There are many dwellings such as mobile homes, apartments and condos which are difficult or completely impossible to fit with a traditional fireplace or wood stove. Electric fireplaces, however, can be installed virtually anywhere, in any home. All you need is the space to put it and an outlet in easy reach.
They’re Affordable. If you’re looking for a basic unit, electric fireplaces start in the $300 to $400 range and go up from there depending on the size, materials and extra features.
They Can Go Anywhere. Move it to the bedroom, to the den, or take the fireplace with you when you move to your new home. The joy of these units is that you can move them around as frequently as you want. All you need is an available outlet and someone to help move the unit.
They’re the Safest Fire on the Market. Mostly because it’s not a real fire. They are clean, they don’t require a chimney and because there isn’t an actual flame behind the glass, it stays cool to the touch even during operation.