So What's the Big Deal about Electric Fireplaces?

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Burning Questions answers why Electric Fireplaces are such a big deal...

   Electric fireplaces are the “now” and the future.

    Enhancing the atmosphere in your home with a fireplace has never been easier. Whether you’re making space for a new fireplace or searching for an upgrade, you’ll find that electric fireplaces on the market today are not only more cost-efficient, but they now offer more realistic features that tend to have higher aesthetic values than their gas counterparts. These units vary from a modern and sleek contemporary look to a more homey and warm traditional appearance, making them ideal for a wide range of homes. Many manufactures are able to create realistic flames in these fireplaces by using a mirror element which rotates and reflects LED lights. Some units can change the flame, bed, and/or box colors to match your décor, your mood, or even match the holidays!

   If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, an electric fireplace is definitely your best match. Electric fireplaces require no chimney and no venting, which means no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other toxic fumes will be distributed into your home. These electric fireplaces also last years longer than most fireplaces on the market because they don’t burn or use combustible fuel. This also means that electric fireplaces are safe. There’s no gas, wood, pellet, or real fire involved. Still, a lack of real fire doesn’t stop many units from acting as heaters and keeping a 500-square foot room cozy. Some can even heat up to a room that is as big as 1,000-square feet! Although, we do encourage you to do in-depth research while browsing to ensure that the electric fireplace you’re interested in is capable of heating up a larger area.

   Worried about the installation process once you buy your electric fireplace? It’s quite simple. With most electric models, all you need is a power outlet and the desired spot in which you would like it to be set. Are you interested in putting a television above your electric fireplace to complete the look? While clearances vary depending on the unit, the spaces between the bottom of the television and the top of an electric fireplace tend to be less than traditional gas fireplaces.

    If you’re ready to start looking for your next fireplace, Arizona Fireplaces offers the most realistic-looking electric fireplaces on the market including Modern Flames, Dimplex Fireplaces, and Napoleon. Please browse our selection of electric fireplaces on this website to choose the perfect look for your home. If you have any further questions regarding any product, reach out to either our North Store or South store and one of our sales representatives will be happy to assist you further.