4 Reasons to Incorporate an Electric Fireplace in Your Home Design

Fireplaces are one of the most in-demand amenities for many homeowners. While traditional wood-burning fireplaces are a classic addition, these fireplaces require a lot of maintenance and lose a significant amount of the heat through the chimney. For these reasons, electric fireplaces have become a more popular option for many homeowners. They provide comfort and warmth without the hassles that come with traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Here are four reasons you should incorporate an electric fireplace in your home design.

Affordability

electric fireplaceA huge advantage of buying electric fireplaces is the affordability factor. Electric fireplaces are generally cheaper than their wood-burning or natural gas counterparts, in terms of both installation and operating costs. Gas fireplaces, as the name suggests, are fueled by gas, which creates real flames and are therefore more costly to operate. With traditional wood-burning fireplaces, as mentioned earlier, much of the warmth escapes through the chimney, so it takes a longer time to heat a room using these fireplaces. There is also the added work of procuring, chopping, and storing firewood.

Electric fireplaces, on the other hand, produce heat with no flames, so they tend to heat rooms faster and therefore have less expensive energy costs.

A wide array of style options

Though the traditional log aesthetic of wood-burning fireplaces is popular, these fireplaces are limited in terms of design. With electric fireplaces, on the other hand, there are many different styles and customization options available to match any room’s aesthetic and complement the furniture and interior design. From mantel-style to linear or even electric log inserts that come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, the possibilities are endless when it comes the design features electric fireplaces have to offer.

Safety

Gas and wood-burning fireplaces can sometimes be dangerous due to gas leaks or smoke, which can be concerning for you and your family. With electric fireplaces, there is no need to worry about these issues. Since there's no actual flame, it eliminates the dangers of toxic fumes and smoke hazards. The absence of a flame is also beneficial in that the fireplace glass does not get excessively hot, which is yet another reason why it's a safer option.

Flexibility

You can place an electric fireplace anywhere in the house, unlike wood-burning and natural gas fireplaces, which take up a lot of space and are next to impossible to have in multiple rooms throughout your house. The comparatively smaller size of electric fireplaces provides greater flexibility with the installation process. Wall-mount and linear electric fireplaces, in particular, are a popular option, as you can place them on any wall of your home. Some of our customer’s favorite models include the Dimplex IgniteXL wall-mount and linear series electric fireplaces, which come in a variety of sizes to fit anywhere in your house.
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