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Keeping Warm This Winter: A Look At The Electric Fireplace

By: Bidmyreno Admin | Feb 16, 2016


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With temperatures dropping and snow piling up at our doorsteps, there is no denying that winter is officially here. What better way to escape the cold than by cuddling up in front of a fireplace with a book and a cup of tea or hot chocolate. No built-in fireplace to snuggle up in front of? An electric fireplace might be the solution for bringing that coveted ambience and warmth to your home.  

Why choose an electric fireplace? While you won’t get that familiar sound and aroma of crackling wood, electric fireplaces come with a number of benefits that can make them good alternatives for a traditional wood-burning fireplace.

Easy

  • With no venting, flues, gas supply or permits required, electric fireplaces are comparatively quick to install. Once in place, they are also easy to relocate.

Clean, Modern Look

  • There are many styles available to suit any space. You also save space by not needing extra storage for firewood.

Maintenance

  • Maintenance on an electric fireplace can be as simple as changing light bulbs every 2-3 years.

Efficiency

  • Much like a space heater, electric fireplaces are a great way to warm a room. Their operation costs are relatively low, range from 2-11 cents per hour.

Styles Electric fireplaces are available in variety of shapes and sizes to fit into any space. Here are a few of the most common styles:

 

Wall-Mount The main advantage of wall-mounted electric fireplaces is that they don’t take up any floor space. This makes them ideal for smaller homes and apartments. They are typically available in modern styles, with the fire adding warmth to contemporary designs.       \Image: Dimplex DF12310" from Pricefind

  

Fireplace Inserts Electric fireplace inserts allow you more opportunities to make a statement in your space. Here you have the freedom to surround the insert with a material palette that works best in the room. You can also include a mantel for a more traditional look. If you have an existing fireplace opening that never gets used, install an electric insert and get a fire started with a simple flick of a switch.    

Corner Fireplace For rooms with limited floor space, a corner electric fireplace might be the solution. These fireplaces can be installed in almost any corner, bringing a cosy and warm feeling to the room.          

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