Wood and gas fireplaces have been common fixtures in houses for decades. They were easy to use and offered a great source of heat; while establishing a warm and cozy atmosphere in any room. However there are many drawbacks to these types of fireplaces and those drawbacks are the many reasons why electric fireplaces were created.
Wood fireplaces require a lot of tender care, a constant supply of logs needs to be cut and brought in, the ash needs to be removed frequently and there are costs associated with yearly cleaning and maintenance. Gas fireplaces can be
dangerous due to the potential of leaks and they can be more expensive as the use of gas can increase your monthly bills. Then there is the electric fireplace, which is easy to install, safe, clean and a flick of a switch gives you instant ambiance and heat.
If you have a wood or gas fireplace currently in your home, it’s fairly simple to convert your fireplace to a more cost effective solution. All you really need to do is clean up your current fireplace, open a box, and plug in your new electric fireplace insert. There are numerous options available which offer heat and flame independently; allowing you to use the fireplace year round. The electric fireplace is a much more efficient and safer solution, as it requires no ventilation ensuring that 100% of the heat source is used.
The various sizes, colours and options available make switching from a gas or wood fireplace not only a safer choice but an easy one.