When it comes to fireplaces, gas and wood seem to be the most popular fuel choices. If you’re not convinced that these traditional fireplace options are right for you, consider converting your gas or wood-burning fireplace to an electric fireplace!
Why go electric?
Electric fireplaces offer a host of benefits that will have you enjoying your fireplace more often. Those benefits include:
Convenience. Electric fireplaces offer a level of convenience that neither gas nor wood can. Of course, a wood-burning fireplace requires hauling, stacking and storing wood, and the fires themselves must be constantly tended to keep the flames burning. While gas fireplaces beat wood for convenience, they still require regular cleaning and maintenance. Electric fireplaces require no regular cleaning, maintenance or tending.
Safety. Fireplaces can be dangerous. Chimneys can ignite; children and pets can get burned; embers can escape and ignite nearby objects. With an electric fireplace, you can enjoy the look and feel of a fireplace without the actual fire. That means enjoying a fireplace without the dangers that come with gas or wood-burning fireplaces.
Cleanliness. Fireplaces are dirty. Wood-burning fireplaces especially introduce pollution both inside your home and in the air around your neighborhood. While gas fireplaces are cleaner, they still emit fine particles into the outside air, causing pollution. Electric fireplaces don’t introduce dust, ash or fine particles into your home or neighborhood.
Beauty. If your existing fireplace is outdated or worn down, it can detract from the look of your home rather than adding to its appearance. An electric fireplace insert can update your old, ugly fireplace to add style and ambiance to your home. Electric fireplaces can be purchased in either traditional styles that mimic the look of a wood-burning fireplace or modern styles that add a fun decorative element to your home.
How can you upgrade to electric?
At FireSide Hearth & Home, we can upgrade your existing fireplace to an electric fireplace insert. Our fireplace experts can examine your existing fireplace space and talk to you about your home-heating needs to help you select the electric fireplace that is right for your home.
What about a new fireplace?
Are you considering a new fireplace, rather than installing an insert in an existing fireplace? A new electric fireplace could be the right choice. For all the reasons above, if you are looking to add a fireplace to your home, you should be considering an electric fireplace. Additionally, electric fireplace offer a great deal of flexibility. Where wood-burning and gas fireplaces are generally limited as to where they can be placed within your home, electric fireplaces can be installed in nearly any room against any wall!
If you are ready to learn more about purchasing a an electric fireplace or an electric fireplace insert in your home, call to schedule a consultation with the FireSide Hearth & Home fireplace experts, or visit one of our showrooms today!