An electric fireplace can be everyone’s good friend during cold winter months. Where the weather starts getting chilly, everybody will want some warmth in their house. The classic fireplace is a romantic and warm idea. However, it is old as well as not very practical.
Essentially, an electric fireplace is just an electric heater with the look of old grandma’s traditional fireplace. The tool uses LED light and mirror to create the lighting effect that looks like traditional fire. Unlike a traditional fireplace, we can also use this appliance without the heat. It means we can have a fireplace effect in terms of appearance in the middle of the summer without turning the heat on. It is useful as well beautiful.
Electric fireplaces come in different styles. So whether we live in a traditional village home or a modern minimalist home, there will always be the right electric fireplace to go with the style and add some coziness to the house.
We can also choose the all-in-one units or the wall hanging units, depending on the kind of look that we want to create with the fireplace.
How it works
Usually, an electric fireplace needs a 120-volt power outlet to operate. It produces the heat either with a forced fan, which is a fan that blows over coils or invisible infrared mechanism. With the latter method, the light doesn’t warm the air, but the objects it touches instead.
Both options are safe. When the fireplaces operate, the area that becomes warmer only includes the area where the fireplace operates. Everywhere else in the house remains at the natural temperature.
Before we make a purchase of an electric fireplace, we need to assess how we will use the appliance in the future. Where will we put the fireplace? It is important to exactly know the size of the room where we want the fireplace to stand. Forced fan fireplace can warm an area as large as 400 square feet while an electric fireplace using infrared quartz units is commonly used for a room much larger than that.
We can put the fireplaces in the living room or dining room where people usually gather. We can even put it in the office to increase the warmth during cold months.