If you think that converting our traditional wood burning or gas burning fireplace into a more modern electric fuelled fireplace, you may change your way of thought. You don’t have to have special skills to make the changes. You don’t have to be a carpenter, a mason, or an electrician to have a fully functional electric fireplace.
An electric fireplace is the latest innovation in the fireplace market. It is easy to install and easy to use. If you know how to plug a machine to the socket, you are set to go. And if you know how to read instructions, and to push a button, then you have all the skill set needed to enjoy the convenience of an electronic fireplace. Additionally, this type of fireplace comes with a friendly guide, which will help you every step of the way. Some people are not really keen with the idea of accepting new things. They are scared of a new idea just because it is new. However, if you are tired of all the inconvenience of wood burning fireplaces or gas burning fireplaces, you should open up with the idea of an electric fireplace. To help with your decision, here are some things that you should consider.
- The appeal real fire burning in your fireplace, and the sound of crackling logs in your living room is irreplaceable. However, there are inconveniences associated with wood burning fireplaces. You have to have a good supply of dried and chopped woods for your fireplace to work. It is also a fact that you have to do a lot of cleaning right after the winter season or right after your fireplace is used. Keeping and maintaining wood burning fireplaces is very demanding. If you want to relieve yourself from these inconveniences, you can try the electric fireplace, which operates on electricity. It produces the same heat as that of conventional fireplace to keep your home warm in cold nights, less the inconvenience of ashes and wood chopping.
- Gas fireplaces are not risk-free. Fireplaces fueled by gas are more convenient than wood burning fireplaces. However, it has its own risk. You have to make sure that there are no gas leaks or venting problems in your home. You also have to make sure that your gas pilot is well maintained. You may need professional help to check the safety of gas fueled fireplace, which entails additional cost. Moreover, gas fireplace will cost you 17-24 cents per hour, compared to 8-12 cents per hour with electric fireplace.
- Easy to install. As mentioned earlier, electric fireplaces are easy to install. With its useful and very friendly user guide, you can install it yourself. You don’t have to hire a contractor to build a fireplace for you, or install a masonry insert in your wall. There is no need for you to build a chimney or acquire vent systems to keep your house safe and secure. There is no maintenance requirements needed for electric fireplaces. Additionally, you can start the “fire” by pushing one little button in the remote. It is very convenient and mobile.
- You can enjoy the heat from your electric fireplace any time of the year. Additionally, you can operate the flame separately from the heat. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the flames from your fireplace in summer, you can do just so without the heat. This feature you cannot see in wood burning fireplaces or gas burning fireplaces.
A fireplace is a good alternative heating system in your home. It is also a good place to spend a romantic night with your partner and loved one. A fireplace is the best place to be in the winter with a cup of hot chocolate of coffee in your hand. If you want to give your home a different kind of warmth in the winter, you should consider installing an electric fireplace in your home. it is convenient and environment friendly.