Electric fireplaces are the cost-effective option out of all of the types of fireplaces on the market and as an added bonus they are relatively easy to install. Most electric fireplace options include a remote-controlled heater and some even have different varieties of fire effects, which allows total user customization.
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Common Electric Fireplace Questions
Why choose an electric fireplace over a traditional fireplace?
Unlike a traditional fireplace, with an electric fireplace you’re able to have direct control over the amount of heat being generated. With just the flick of a switch you’re able to turn off the fireplace. When you turn on a real fireplace, it creates fumes and ash that travel up your chimney and leave residue. With an electric fireplace, nothing is burned and no smoke or fumes are produced, making it very low maintenance. Electric fireplaces can also be used year-round. Because the heat given from the fireplace can be controlled, you can use your fireplaces whether it’s summer or winter.
How do electric fireplaces work?
With an electric fireplace, there’s no need for chimneys or vent pipes. Instead of igniting a real fire, the heat and flames are created directly from electricity. Inside the fireplace, electricity is converted to heat energy then released into the room by a fan.
What is an electric fireplace insert?
Electric fireplace inserts perform the same functions of a freestanding fireplace, such as giving off heat, but are not meant to be used as standalone products. Inserts are placed inside existing hearths and are perfect if you want to convert a gas or wood-burning fireplace into an electric one.
Are electric fireplaces safe?
Electric fireplaces have 0 emissions of cancerous pollutants, smoke or dangerous fumes. They are safe for children, pets, and all living in your home. Electric fireplaces are cool to the touch and prevent injuries and burns. Most electric fireplaces have built-in timers to prevent home fires from units being left on overheating.
Do I need a permit to install my electric fireplace?
No special permits are needed to install your electric fireplace, but it is recommended that you have a certified electrician if you are having a direct wired built-in fireplace installed. Our in-house certified installers will ensure your fireplace is professionally and safely installed.