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Fireside Time: Why You'll Love Electric Fireplaces

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Nothing brings cozy warmth to a room like a fireplace. Crackling flames create a cheerful place to gather with family and friends, and many double as media centers ready for movie night.

Why an electric fireplace?

If you’re ready to enjoy the coziness of a fireplace without all of the maintenance, costs and dangers associated with owning one, then an electric fireplace is right for you. Here are just a few reasons you’ll love them:

  1. Eco-friendly: Electric fireplaces do not emit any emissions or other hazardous byproducts like the fumes produced by normal fireplaces. You get the look and feel of a real fire without having to worry about inhaling potentially toxic fumes.
  2. Low maintenance: Since they do not burn real wood or produce smoke or fumes, you never have to worry about the sooty chimney cleanup of normal fireplaces.
  3. Instant fire: You just turn it on when you want the ambience of a fireplace, and turn it off when you’re done. It’s an on-demand fire. It’s that simple.
  4. Cost-efficient: Electric fireplaces are much more reasonable to buy and install. The installation of traditional fireplaces can cost thousands of dollars! In addition, you don’t need a budget for chimney cleaning or firewood, making them a smart, low cost option.
  5. Energy-efficient: An electric fireplace uses less electricity than your home’s main heating system, making it an effective way to heat up the room without running up the bill for your house as an entire unit. This method of staying warm is called supplemental heating, and is a very effective way to save money while keeping your home a comfortable temperature.
  6. Longevity: Electric fireplaces last a surprisingly long time. They are less susceptible to other problems like corrosion and rust. Even after years of use, these devices have the potential to look and function like they are brand new.
  7. Easy installation: Don’t go knocking out walls or significant remodeling. Installation really is hassle-free! It’s as simple as finding an electrical outlet to plug it into. In most cases, you can even place it against a wall, which also makes it great for smaller living spaces like apartments.
  8. Safe for use around children and pets: With an electric fireplace, the safety concerns of traditional fireplaces are usually non-issues. Although these fireplaces heat up a room, they are often still cool to the touch, which means they’re safer for children and pets. Also remember, no toxic fumes.
  9. Year-round use: The best part about your electric fireplace is that it is usable year-round—summer or winter, hot or cold, rain or shine, or even if there is a burn restriction in your area. Since your fireplace doesn’t use real flame or wood, you can use it whenever you please no matter what the weather is like outside.
  10. Comfortable heat: Most units are equipped with infrared heating elements to maintain the natural humidity within the air, resulting in comfortable heat without drying out the room's air.

Where to Use an Electric Fireplace

Electric fireplaces can go in any room in your home— just add one anywhere you want added warmth or to create a place for the family to gather around. Here are a few ideas:

  • Entertainment room: Using a fireplace as part of an entertainment center is a popular choice. When you combine it with a TV stand or media center, it saves space and creates a natural focal point for the room.
  • Living room: Snuggle up in a favorite chair, read a good book, or team up for family game night with the added coziness of a fireplace in your living room.
  • Bedroom: Create an instant, dreamy escape. Parents can enjoy a romantic fireside atmosphere, and it keeps sleepers warm during cold winter nights.

A Few of Our Favorites

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Deerfield Antique Brown Cherry Fireplace

  • Stunning linear fireplace with 3 ember bed choices: Logs, glass, and rocks
  • Heat up to 1,000 square feet
  • Simple, hassle-free assembly with just a Phillips head screwdriver- includes an owner’s manual and easy-to-follow instructions for installation
  • Infrared technology
  • Beautiful SpectraFire flame technology - 3 blue & 3 amber flame effect options
  • Multi-Function remote control included

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La Salle Cherry 60" ET Fireplace

  • Heat up to 1,000 square feet
  • Infrared technology
  • SpectraFire Plus flame effects - 5 flame colors, 5 brightness settings, & 5 speeds
  • Multi-Function remote control included
  • Safer Plug - automatically detects any overheating and turns the fireplace off- preventing damage to both your heater and your wall outlet

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Ashley Mallacar Black 75" Fireplace TV Stand

  • Infrared heating element
  • 26" wide with led lit fire display
  • Remote control
  • Herringbone firebrick surround
  • Realistic log set
  • Ambient down lighting
  • Five levels of flame brightness settings

Why do you love electric fireplaces?

Tell us in the comments!

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