You need to keep your family warm during the icy months, and you should be able to do so without high costs and large time commitments. Electric fireplaces have some inherent advantage over their wood counterparts. We will let you know what these are so that you can consider if one is right for your home.
- You Will Save Time
Traditional fireplaces require a lot of cleaning and maintenance. You will regularly need to clean out the ash from inside the fireplace. Don’t forget about cleaning and maintaining your chimney. Electric fireplaces require no such hassle.
Do you really want to have to hack up some logs every time you want to get warm? Don’t forget that when running a fire you will need to regularly top up the wood. With an electric fireplace, you simply turn it on and walk away.
It’s clear an electric fireplace is a lot easier.
- Many Different Design Choices Are Available
Electric fireplaces come in all kinds of shapes and size. You could choose a traditional mantle design, a more contemporary design, or even an electric wall fireplace. The opportunities are numerous, and no matter the shape of your living shape, you are likely to find what you need.
Of course, traditional fireplaces come in different designs. However, the options are much more limited.
- They Don’t Get As Hot
If you have young children walking or crawling around, an electric fireplace is extra handy. Its exterior won’t get as hot, making it safer. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it will be completely cool. Some models still get quite hot in certain areas (just nowhere near as hot as a wood fireplace). It’s still advised that you teach your children about the risks involved.
- Automatic Shutoffs For Further Safety
Many of the latest models feature automatic-shutoff systems. If the room has reached the optimal temperature, then they will switch off rather than continuing to heat. This is also handy for when you leave home and worry if you left the device running.
- Low Upfront Cost
Traditional fireplaces can cost thousands and thousands to have installed. Electric fireplaces are much cheaper and can often be had for as little as a few hundred dollars. You also won’t need to worry about chimney cleaning expenses or purchasing firewood.
- No Fumes
Some fireplaces can get smoky and even release hazardous fumes. Electric fireplaces don’t release any smoke, gas, or vapors.
- You Still Get The Look Of Fire
Electric fireplaces are designed to give the appearance of flames by using lights. These are displayed on a picture or sculpture of a log. This helps give an authentic wood-fire effect without the strings attached.
Many of the latest models are designed to last a long time. Corrosion, rust, and breakdowns are infrequent. While these will vary from brand to brand and model to model, in general, electric fireplaces are well rated for their durability.
An electric fireplace might be the solution you need to keep your family safe from the winter chill. You will be able to save yourself time and money while possibly reducing the dangers posed by traditional fireplaces.