We at Fireplace & Bar-B-Q Center are asked this question often. The following are, in our opinion, the top 5 reasons that an electric fireplace will add value, atmosphere and a touch of class to your home:
Number 1 – Versatility
The ease and versatility of installation is a great reason to buy an electric fireplace. Since no fuel is being burned, there’s no chimney or vent pipe required. An electric fireplace can literally be installed anywhere in your home. Electric fireplaces can be mounted or hung from a wall or recessed into a wall. How about one in the bathroom or bedroom or dining room? And of course, there’s always the family room or den. All that’s necessary is an electric supply line. Clearances to any combustibles are not an issue with an electric fireplace.
Number 2 – Year-Round Use
You can enjoy the fireplace in warmer weather, too! Just turn on the fireplace but leave the heating element off, and enjoy your fireplace year-round! If you want the ambience and effects without any heat, a click of the remote will turn the heat off. This will allow you to enjoy that special feeling and atmosphere created by your electric fireplace year-round, not just during cold weather.
Number 3 – Special Effects
If a contemporary look is what you’re after, the special effects of today’s electric fireplaces are truly outstanding. Several colors of glistening fire glass have a spell binding impression. Remember, you can simply turn off the heat with a click of the remote and enjoy your “moving wall art” year-round!
Number 4 – Remote Control
Operating an electric fireplace is done with an easy-to-use remote control. If you can change channels, mute and adjust the volume on your TV, you’ll need about a half minute to learn the remote control. The remote will turn the heat on and off, increase or decrease the brightness of the lighting effects, increase or decrease the liveliness of the flame pattern and adjust the spectrum of color.
Number 5 – Sizes
There are dozens of sizes and shapes of electric fireplaces. Sizes that can be used for inserting into an open burning wood fireplace. Traditional sizes and styles are perfect for a living room. Linear models, 12” high and up to six feet long for a contemporary feel. Corner, see-through, and free-standing stove models are all available for those special projects too.
You will find many more reasons to have an electric fireplace once you take the plunge and buy one! Visit Fireplace & Bar-B-Q Center soon and let our fireplace experts help you with this important decision!