Now that summer is in full swing, you may think it’s time to pack away the fireplace for fear of sizzling under the summer sun. But think again. Perfect to use 365 days a year, electric fireplaces are as pretty as they are functional. Instead of shoving it in the back of your closet with the winter coats, check out these three innovative ways to use your electric heater all year-round, making it a truly worthwhile investment.
Create Ambiance in Flame-only Mode
With heat and flames that operate independently of each other, enjoy a romantic setting regardless of the season. Whether your fireplace is in your bedroom or the living room, the ambiance created by a fire is mesmerizing. For a truly special evening, move it to an outdoor space or enclosed patio (all you need is a standard wall outlet) to enjoy cuddling under the dancing flames while watching the night stars.
Select Dimplex models offer the special patented Purifire technology, which cleanses the air while it works. Removing dust, mold, spores, pollen, and dander as small as 1 micron, the air filter works with or without heat to keep your living room clean and breathable as a background process. Circulating the air on average 4x/hour, you’ll only need to wash or replace the filters once a year so you’ll barely even notice it running!
Warm up on Chilly Nights
Summer nights can still produce chilly evenings after the sun sets. Extend the party into the wee hours of the night with supplemental heat that doesn’t require turning the thermostat back on to keep those energy bills down. Capable of warming up to 400 sq.ft., freestanding electric stoves are a great replacement for blankets and patio heaters. If you’re feeling extra crafty, some even use their stove as a nightstand for display storage.
Author: Lauren Monitz
Lauren Monitz is a home improvement expert, DIY blogger and regular contributor to ElectricFireplacesDirect.com.