Advantages Of Electric Fireplaces Over Gas

It’s that time of year when many homeowners are thinking about how they’re going to keep their homes warm through the winter. If you’re considering adding a fireplace to your home, you really should think about all the advantages that electric fireplaces provide.

Fireplaces add so much to the beauty of a room and with all the designs available today, you can choose from rustic to elegant. Traditional fireplaces leak much of the heat they generate and although they will keep your home warm, much of the wood or other substance that you use is just wasted into the outside air.

Conventional fireplaces are also messy, you have to deal with soot and keep them cleaned out. You also have to clean the chimney regularly and inspect it for any damaged or blockages. With an electric fireplace you don’t have to worry about a chimney, soot, ashes or smoke.

With an electric fireplace, you won’t have to have some where to store firewood. And, you won’t have to go out in the snow to bring in more firewood. And, unlike gas fireplaces, you’ll never have to worry about carbon monoxide fumes being released into your home. Electric is not only much cleaner than gas, it’s also much cheaper.

Another big difference in an electic fireplace and conventional fireplaces is that you have control over the temperature. You can adjust the setting to the temperature that you want for the room and it will save lot’s of money on electricity. Having a thermostat and temperature control let’s you maintain the correct temperature.

Most types of electric fireplaces can be set up and heating your home in just minutes. The set up is pretty much just placing it where you want it and plugging it in! And, if you decide you want to move it to another location in the room or in the home, you can easily put it anywhere that you need it.

With the advancements made today, electric fireplaces can even create realistic flames. Some even come equipped with sound so that you can hear the crackling of the fire. Some models actually look and sound so real, guests might not even realize that it’s not a conventional fireplace!

Another really great advantage of electric fireplaces over gas, is that you can install them in any room of the home. You don’t have to worry about venting them or running gas pipes, all you need is an electrical outlet and you’re fireplace is ready to go. You can also find them in a variety of sizes to fit any room.

There are so many styles of electric fireplaces to choose from. Some even double as entertainment centers, with shelves for all of your media equipment. They also come in many different looks such as stone, wrought iron and wood. They’re a really good way to add charm to your homes decor as well as keeping it warm and cozy.