Five Reasons to Switch from a Wood Fireplace to Electric
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Tired of hassling with your old wood fireplace? While their beauty and heating capabilities are undeniable, wood fireplaces can be a chore to properly operate, clean, and maintain. If you’re looking for an alternative, an electric fireplace could be an excellent alternative to your existing unit. Here are five reasons why you should consider making the switch.
1. Increased Style
A wood fireplace offers a traditional appearance that’s familiar to almost anyone, but what if you’re looking for something different for your home? What if the classic appearance of a wood fireplace doesn’t mesh well with your modern aesthetics? An electric fireplace makes an excellent alternative.
Electric fireplaces put a contemporary twist on the often dated look of an old wood-burning fireplace. This is even more true if your old wood fireplace hasn’t been kept up to date over the years. Whether you’re looking for traditional style with a modern flair like the Dimplex Revillusion Series, an ultramodern unit like an Amantii insert, or something in between, there’s sure to be an electric fireplace to match your style.
2. Safer Designs
A wood fireplace isn’t inherently dangerous, but it requires frequent and thorough maintenance to ensure safe operation. If you’d like to have the ambiance of a fireplace without the hassle required to maintain a wood unit, the plug-and-play design of an electric fireplace may be just what you need for your space.
With an electric fireplace, there’s no need to worry about ash, creosote buildup, or special venting. Simply plug in your electric fireplace and enjoy the warmth and glow of your new unit. As long as you’ve followed proper manufacturer specifications for clearances and installation, operation is completely safe, and maintenance is relatively minimal.
An electric fireplace provides a room with unique looks not available from traditional fireplaces. With different media options, flame appearances, and backlighting available, you can often change your fireplace in a variety of ways to match your needs—or your mood!
Another advantage electric fireplaces have over wood or gas is the fact they can be operated either with or without heat on most fireplace models. This means your fireplace can be used comfortably year-round as an impressive visual display. Want the coziness of a beautiful fire in the middle of summer? Go for it!
Did you know an electric fireplace is so good for the ambiance it can actually increase the value of your home? Check out our full article on the topic to see more ways you can benefit from the ambiance of an electric fireplace.
As previously mentioned, electric fireplaces are incredibly low maintenance. As a result, they’re also one of the most convenient ways to add the look and feel of a fireplace to your room. The convenience doesn’t stop there, however. Most electric fireplaces offer full-featured remote control capabilities that allow you to operate flames, heat, and ambient lighting at the touch of a button from wherever you are in a room.
Electric fireplaces also provide convenience with their versatile installation options. While not applicable to all units, select electric fireplaces can be more easily installed in locations where traditional fireplaces aren’t typically found, like bathrooms and small spaces.
Customization options don’t end with size, however. Electric fireplaces come in a range of installation shapes and styles, as well. From impressive built-in units designed to replicate the look of a traditional fireplace to wall-mount units as simple to install as a television, there’s surely an option to meet your needs. Speaking of televisions, why now showcase your impressive television set on an equally impressive fireplace TV stand? Those are an option, too!
Each style of electric fireplace has its own set of advantages. Learn more about the different options available in our helpful electric fireplace buying guide.
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