Not long ago, if you lived in an apartment or a home with no fireplace, you did not have options. Now, thanks to innovative companies, you have many options for stand-alone or built-in electric fireplaces. These digitized fireplaces project an image of moving flames, and though they do not have the aromas or sounds of a natural fire, they can still create the ambience you desire.
Advantages of Electric Fireplaces
One of the big advantages of these fireplaces is that no matter where you live, as long as you have an outlet, you can have a fireplace. These are the least expensive fireplaces that can produce heat and light.
Electric fireplaces are easy to install. There are many options available, including portable models that you can take with you. All that is needed to get one going is an outlet to plug it in. Electric fireplaces come in a variety of sizes, so you can find one that will fit in even the smallest room.
Disadvantages of Electric Fireplaces
A real fire has sounds and aromas that cannot be duplicated by electric fireplaces. All electric fireplaces have fake fires, but some are more realistic than others.
Electric fireplaces can provide heat, but it does come at a cost. Basically, they are glorified space heaters when you use them for warmth and this can get expensive. Also, if there is a power outage, you will not be able to use your electric fireplace as a backup heat source.
Even though there are a wide variety of electric fireplaces from which to choose, the selection is limited when compared to traditional and gas fireplaces.
FireplacePro has a wide selection of all types of fireplaces. Come visit us and let us help you find the perfect fireplace for you home.