Making the purchase of an electric fireplace is a well thought out decision. Usually the reason for your interest in an electric fireplace is because they are easy to install and are a great alternative to gas fireplaces.
There are many benefits for buying an electric fireplace including it’s green advantages. Over the past 5 years, consumers have been demanding more environmentally friendly products. So it’s no different with fireplaces, today I would like to tell you the benefits of a Dimplex electric fireplace.
The biggest comparison could be that gas fireplaces omit harmful gases to the air. Dimplex fireplaces produce 90% less carbon dioxide than an average direct vent gas fireplace. They eliminate the risk of CO poisoning because there is no combustion. They maintain healthy indoor air by eliminating the particulates and moisture produced by gas and wood fireplaces. Gas fireplaces consume 4.38 million BTU per year in stand by mode compared to Dimplex fireplaces that have no standing pilot light.
The environmentally friendly fireplaces also help you save. On average it costs 3 cents per hour to operate the flame effect. At minimum heat output, a gas fireplace costs 20 cents per hour to operate. Electric fireplaces convert 100% of their energy to light and heat. Gas and wood fireplaces lose up to 95% of their heat up the vent and chimney.
It’s not only good for you, but it also helps preserve natural resources by reducing consumption of wood and fossil fuels. I hope this helps you grasp an idea of the benefits of how much an electric fireplace can help save the environment, as well as save your costs.