There is a classic American feeling to have a fireplace in your home. It’s the crackling sound from the log, the sight of the flame, the smell that comes from a roaring fire and of course the heat you feel as you sit close by. It is a classic scene, but also a cozy one that you want to be able to share with your family and friends. A fireplace is the perfect place to gather in good company or to spend cuddling up with family. It’s even a great place to get some much-needed relaxation at the end of a long day, even if you are all alone.
The issue that a lot of households and families face is trying to add a fireplace to the home. If you don’t have a fireplace and chimney already in the home, how can you possibly add a fireplace without having to do major construction that is likely out of your budget? The solution is in alternate forms of fireplace, and there are certainly a few to choose from including gas and electric fireplaces.
Electric fireplaces can be great because they provide a lot of the same qualities. You get the same warmth and ambiance from electric fireplaces that you would from a traditional wood-burning fireplace. You can also choose to have a freestanding electric fireplace or a built-in fireplace. No matter which you choose, these realistic-looking fireplaces become the center of attention in the room. If you have given some thought to adding a fireplace in the past, you should consider an electric fireplace for the number of benefits you get when you add one to your home.
Today, we will look at the benefits of electric fireplaces for sale and provide some tips on what you should know when you buy an electric fireplace.
Benefits of Electric Fireplaces
Owning a fireplace can give you a great feeling to see it in the home and put it to use, but remember that the traditional fireplace comes with some downsides. An electric fireplace can give you the best of both worlds -- the realistic look and a lot of other great benefits. Here are just a few.
Easy to Use - The image of a fireplace with a burning log may be a great image in your mind, but in reality, it takes a lot to make that picture happen. You have to get the firewood and light the fire and give it time to build. You then have to let the wood burn until the fire dies down naturally. With an electric fireplace, it is so easy to use that you can literally start and stop a fire at any time. All it takes is the push of a button to get a fire started. If you run on tight schedules and want to enjoy a fire, even for just a few brief moments, an electric fireplace is a great choice. You can get a fire going in just a few seconds and then shut it off whenever you would like.
Easy Installation - Whether you choose a built-in or freestanding electric fireplace, getting them installed or ready for use is also very easy. Many electric fireplaces for sale have dimensions that fit the majority of homes. Fireplaces like this are also perfect for various locations within a home, not just the living room or den. One of the things that may stop many families from getting a fireplace is the amount of space they feel it will take up or the thought of a lengthy installation process. With an electric fireplace, it is quick and easy and you can get one installed in any room. There is no frustration, just enjoyment of your new fireplace.
Low Maintenance - Another downside to traditional fireplaces is the amount of cleanup that comes with it. It can be a beautiful setting having the fireplace going while company is around or after a long day to start a weekend, but when you are done, you have to let the fire die down and then there are all sorts of ash and soot left behind that needs to be cleaned. In addition, a traditional fireplace requires regular chimney flue cleaning and maintenance checks. With an electric fireplace, there is virtually no maintenance. You don’t need to clean anything up after use and an annual check to make sure everything is in good working is really all you need to do. Outside of that, you can just sit back and enjoy your fireplace on a daily basis.
No Fumes - The idea of sitting around a wood fireplace can be great, but consider this: a real fire can bring potentially harmful fumes into your home. When you choose an electric fireplace, there are no fumes and just clean air. It allows you to enjoy the fireplace for everything it is without bringing anything harmful into your home and potentially affecting the healthy of your family. Since maintaining a happy and healthy life is among the top priorities in your life, this should hold even more meaning as you make a decision on a fireplace.
Better Heat Source - When you see a fireplace, you think about a cozy and warm place to get some extra heat in the room. This is true, but did you know that a lot of the heat you think you are adding to the room escapes when you have a traditional wood fireplace? There is a large portion of heat from the fire that escapes through the chimney, so while you do feel a difference in the room, it is not as much of a heat source as you would think. With an electric fireplace, all of the heat stays within the room and helps to heat everything up. If you really want to get that cozy feeling, you can make it a reality with an electric fireplace.
Tips for Buying an Electric Fireplace
Now that you know about some of the benefits that come with buying an electric fireplace, it’s time to help guide you to the right purchase. When you are buying an electric fireplace, there are a few tips you can follow to get the best for your home.
Take Measurements of Space - If you are thinking about adding a fireplace to your home, you probably already have an idea of where you want it to be. It could be in the corner of the living room, part of your den or even somewhere else in the home like part of the kitchen or bedroom. With the sense that you know where the fireplace will go in the home, take some measurements so you know what will fit and can compare as you shop for electric fireplaces for sale. You should also take some measurements for the size of the room so you know what size area you are trying to heat. This can help you determine so other measurements like wattage and BTUs that the fireplace uses to appropriately heat the room.
Estimate Operating Cost - As you shop for fireplaces, you want to consider price in several aspects. Obviously, you have to budget for the price of the fireplace itself, but how much are you going to spend on installation? You also need to consider how much it will cost to operate the fireplace in terms of what it will do to your energy bills. Appropriately budgeting allows you to make the best financial choice, not just in the model of fireplace you choose but also in the most energy-efficient. A fireplace is a sizable purchase, so you want to make sure you do the research and consider these factors so you are getting the best value.
Review Your Installation Options - The installation of a fireplace will ultimately depend on the budget you have, where you are installing the fireplace and the way your living space is designed and the amount of space you have within your home. You may choose something small and compact for an apartment or condo since it can be moved from room to room and doesn’t require any special permissions. If you want something more traditional that comes with a wood mantel, you will likely consider a built-in electric fireplace that will require more of a professional installation.
Choose a Style - Of course, one of the considerations you should make when you buy an electric fireplace is how it looks within your home and how it will fit the style. This is especially true for built-in fireplaces that can be made to look very traditional. Maybe you have a style in mind that you want or just a color and want to see how different styles look in your home. You know your style better than anyone and know what fits your home, so choose the best model for you and complete your home decor with the most elegant piece that will definitely be the center of attention.
With all of this information about buying electric fireplaces for sale, now you have to go to the right place to get one for your home, a place that offers great selection and prices. When you shop at Embers Living, you get a truly immersive and educational experience that helps you to find the best fireplace for your home.
Embers Living has a number of brands in stock so you can add an electric fireplace to your home. The experts at Embers Living can help you, as members of the staff have used these products in their own homes before. With their expertise on the product and its operation and all of the benefits you get, you will come away making an informed purchase.
With the help of Embers Living, you can make your dream a reality and add the fireplace you have always wanted to your home. You will find plenty of electric fireplaces for sale, as well as other options, so that you can finally experience the comfort you have always wanted. All that’s left to do is have the fireplace installed and sit back and relax and enjoy with your family and friends or just on your own.
So head over to Embers Living today, browse the selection and let us help you to find the best fireplace for your home. With the help of our experts, you will get the fireplace of your dreams and the satisfaction of heating your home and finding relaxation from a source that helps you save energy and even some space. A fireplace is a purchase you won’t regret, so complete your home with a brand new one from Embers Living and make winters a little warmer and every time a relaxing time when you sit back and rest next to a cozy fire.