The Electric Fireplace – Distinction and Versatility

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Business, Home Improvement, Reference and Education, Security | Comments Off on The Electric Fireplace – Distinction and Versatility

Today’s new electric fireplaces aren’t the stogy old room heaters of yesterday. With advances in design and engineering they are now a much sought after piece of fine furniture. They will easily become the focal point of any room. Perfect for that empty wall space or corner.

Having a fireplace once meant the need to clean and inspect chimneys, remove soot and ashes and haul wood all season long. Forget that! The new vent less fireplaces has eliminated all that. Now you can have an elegant electric fireplace that assembles easily and plugs into any standard electric outlet in your home or office. The new advances in engineering and design makes these ideal for apartments, condos, offices, conference rooms and anywhere else you don’t want to tear out walls, install chimney flues and take on major remodeling activities. These portable fireplaces can easily moved from room to room or packed up and moved to a new home or office. While most people choose the portable models, there is the option of hard wiring for a permanent installation. Be careful if you choose this option and you go to sell your home. It will be considered a permanent fixture of the house unless you explicitly exclude it on the sales contract.

The new electric fireplaces have become very versatile with the addition of new features and design improvements. Equipped with a blower or fan, an electric fireplace can generate enough heat to warm a small room or area. They aren’t going to replace your main heating source and they won’t operate if you lose electric power as a wood burning fireplace would. But they do give off a little warmth to provide a cozy area to gather around. Most models allow you to operate with flame only, heat only or both.