Are you considering getting a new fireplace for your home? Before you go out and purchase a gas or wood fireplace, learn more about the benefits of an electric fireplace!
Years ago, electric fireplaces were basically space heaters with a picture of flames on the front glass. Oh how times have changed! Not only is the flame media much more realistic, some people can’t tell they are not real flames until they have their face pressed up against the glass.
The realistic look and energy and health benefits, make an electric fireplace an attractive option. Let’s look at some benefits of an electric fireplace.
1 – They are energy efficient. The costs to run an electric fireplace compare favorably against a gas fireplace and offers the convenience of being able to be placed anywhere an electrical outlet is nearby, you can’t do that with gas. And with wood, you need to vent 90% of the heat out of the flu or else you’re at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
2 – They are convenient. Turn on, turn off, set a timer and away we go. Get clean heat on demand without any gas or wood smell in your home. Want to turn it on during the summer? No worries, use the flame only feature and have a fireplace without the heat, something you can’t do with any other fireplace.
3- They are eco-friendly. No pollutants in the air, no carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. It just delivers clean, cheap and efficient heat and ambiance whenever you feel like it.
So where you get an electric fireplace? There are dealers all across the country, Dimplex, Napolean, Amantii and Modern Flame are some fo the better options out there. We purchased our Dimplex wall fireplace from a Dimplex fireplace dealer in Toronto last year and loved it. If you live in the States, there are many online options as well that offer great prices.
Check out the tips below for some more electric fireplace tips and hopefully, it’ll help you decide what type of fireplace to buy for your home.