Electric fireplaces have become a more and more popular choice among homeowners in the past few years. They provide several benefits that differentiate them from gas or wood-burning fireplaces. Keep reading to learn more!
Although some people like the crackling of a wood burning fireplace, along with that comes an undesirable amount of smoke in your home. Inhaling these fumes that are released from your wood fireplace can be dangerous to your family and pets, especially those with allergies or asthma. Aside from the discomfort, it can bring, the smoke smell can last for days in your home on clothing, furniture, carpets, etc. Switching to an electric fireplace completely eliminates any emissions. They burn smoke-free, while still providing warmth and beauty in your home.
Aside from aesthetic purposes, the main reason people want a fireplace is for the heat. Electric fireplaces are among the most efficient ways to heat a room, which can help you save money in energy costs. They heat a room faster than wood-burning fireplaces, where much heat is lost through the chimney. Electric fireplaces heat the room efficiently, using LED technology, which consumes much less energy than incandescent bulbs.
With a wood-burning fireplace, you have to go out and collect firewood, start the fire and continually add wood throughout the duration of the fire, clean up the ash and soot afterward, clean the chimney, etc. Who really wants to go through all that work, when you can start your fire with the push of a button on the remote from your comfy seat on the couch? Electric fireplaces require minimal effort and maintenance, making them a very popular choice.
One of the greatest advantages of an electric fireplace is its ease of installation. It simply needs to be plugged in and is ready to burn. There are no considerations of a chimney or gas lines, so anyone can enjoy an electric fireplace, even in apartments or small condos. This also gives you plenty of design options, as it can be mounted on a wall or built-in, depending on where you put it.
Contact New England Hearth & Home
Interested in getting an electric fireplace for your home, condo, apartment, or office? New England Hearth & Home has a great selection. Stop by our showroom in Canton or give us a call today at 781-562-0771 to learn more!