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Why Choose Electric Fireplaces Over Traditional Alternatives

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:38 pm
by Wilberforce
Why Choose Electric Fireplaces Over Traditional Alternatives?
May 28, 2012 | Author: ruthmayers | Posted in Home

When you enter the market for fireplace inserts, you will see that you have a large variety of options to choose from. You have gas operated fireplaces, wood operated fireplaces or maybe even those that burn from ethanol. There are also electric operated fireplace inserts available for you in the market that can be easily installed into your current frame, but why use an electric fireplace especially when there’s so much stress on the bills already.

The Benefits Of An Electric Fireplace

Electric fireplaces, with the help of modern technology, are able to imitate the flames you get from any traditional gas-produced flames while you will be able to adjust the temperature of heat according to your liking. Yes, it allows you to have the beautiful appearance of flames burning in your living room without the room becoming too hot or remaining too cold. Plus, unlike the normal wood burning fireplaces, electric fireplaces do not create smoke filled with pollutants. They can easily be installed in your already present fireplace frame. They also work well even if your old fireplace’s chimney is no longer efficient because it does not require too much ventilation. Electric fireplaces produce much more heat than any wood or ethanol fireplace, around 5000 BTU and can easily heat rooms as large as 400 square feet.

So How Economical Is An Electric Fireplace?

With so much stress already on the bills, adding more stress is not really bringing any peace of mind. However if you look at it in the long run, it is much more economical than any other kind of fireplace. Unlike wood or ethanol burning fireplaces, electric fireplaces do not need any additional materials every time you run it, so you end up saving on regular material costs. Plus you are not really using chimneys so you no longer need to spend on maintenance of fireplace. Gas fireplaces need regular checks for gas leaks and rusts on pipes, which require additional costs and electric fireplaces consume less electricity as compared to any other heating products. Electric fireplaces can also be used for outdoor heating and embedded in your garden furniture, which gives your garden a very classy look.

In case the power goes out, you needn’t worry about freezing to death. You can easily remove the electrical insert and still use the fireplace as a traditional wood burner. Using electrical fireplaces have proven to be much more efficient and peaceful. You needn’t worry about maintenance of the fireplace, additional stocking up and costs of materials and still get the perfect appearance and feel of a flame fireplace.

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