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Electric Fireplace Inserts

The electric fireplace inserts are an affordable way to transform your drafty, dated or empty fireplace into an efficient alternate heat source. It offers adequate heating as it dissipates warmth directly into the room without the need of a chimney, ensuring that no heat is lost and is distributed in the room.  You have much more direct control over the heat output then with a wood fireplace. With electric fireplaces all you have to do is set the thermostat or use the multi-functional remote to turn on the high/low heat switch. They can be used as zone heating which allows you to keep the thermostat for your main heating system at a lower temperature while maintaining the same comfort level. They can "keep the chill off" a larger room, saving money on monthly heating bills.

Here are a few reasons people choose electric fireplace inserts:

Safety Pros

While electric fireplaces are not designed to be the central heating source in a home, they can heat a small room much more efficiently than a real fireplace.  If anyone in your home has respiratory difficulties, they will not be aggravated by the fumes from a gas or wood fireplace. There is no chance of fire from a shooting hot ember or a burning log rolling out of the fireplace. There is no creosote buildup, which can lead to fires.  The realistic looking flames are not actually burning, so fire hazards from open flames are eliminated.  Electric fireplaces are kid and pets safe. There are not exposed hot surfaces that can cause accidental burns. Materials are usually cool to the touch except for the heat discharge vent which may become warm to the touch.

Efficiency Pros

Electricity converts directly to heat with a 99% efficiency, compared favorably to 60-80% efficiency with gas fireplaces. Generally, burning in a wood-burning fireplace is an inefficient way of heating your home since most of the heat goes out the chimney.  Except for changing a light bulb every 2 or 3 years they are maintenance free. No experts or specialists required for maintenance or installation. 

Decorative Benefits

Electric fireplace inserts available today come with a different but unique design, colors and materials.  Whether you enjoy a contemporary look or a rustic style, you will find an electric fireplace insert to blend perfectly with any home decor.  Most offer attractive fire bed materials, such as natural looking log sets and/or glass, crystal and stone media allowing you to express your style in unique and captivating ways.  The realistic looking adjustable flames combined with a multitude of canopy light colors provide all season ambiance, with our without the heat. 

Easy Installation and Low-maintenance

Using the step by step, easy to follow, instructions and after un-boxing the parts, you can plug the fireplace into an electrical outlet and have it ready to use in no time. You don’t have to wait for several weeks for a contractor to build a new fireplace or going through the hassle of installing a gas line before you can start using it.  

Electric fireplaces are easier to operate and maintain as they do not require wood, pellets or gas.  Knowing you do not have to clean out the chimney or firebox before using, you can enjoy using the fireplace more without performing extra work.  Most models include an easy to use, multi-function remote allowing you to enjoy the convenience of adjusting the settings and features from across the room without having to get up out of your seat.