Electric Fireplace

The electric fireplace is a modern electrically powered heating device designed to closely resemble a conventional fireplace. While regular fireplaces burn on wood, electric fireplaces do not require any fuel because they do not produce a flame. Instead, with electric fireplaces there is a plasma panel that produces a flame image that is characteristic of a burning wood fire. Electric fireplaces are quite useful in situations where homeowners cannot or do not want to install a regular fireplace and chimney, and these devices are relatively easy to maintain.

Purchasing the right electric fireplace

If you are new to the world of electric fireplaces, chances are that you might be wondering how to select the right one for home use. A good place to start would be with comparison of different electric fireplace manufacturers, just to learn more about the different fireplace models that are available. There are numerous options when it comes to selecting an electric fireplace model, with some including the entire fireplace mantel style and others being wall-mounted devices. There are a broad range of wood finishes and modern designs to match your specific tastes and preferences.

Types of electric fireplace models

  • Built in electric fireplaces can be easily built into your wall, within the interior of your home or on the outside, and they are great for construction or renovation projects.
  • Wall mounted electric fireplaces can be easily mounted into the wall section of any area of your property. Installation is fairly straightforward but you will likely find it easier to have these types of fireplaces installed by a professional.
  • Electric fireplaces with mantels are basically regular electric fireplace designs that are set within a ready-made mantel. These fireplaces look very similar to regular wood burning fireplaces and will help to establish that attractive traditional ambiance with their stylish ornate furniture.
  • Electric fireplace log inserts are different from ordinary electric fireplaces because they are simply logs outfitted with LED technology that produces a warm flame-like light from the interior of the log. This is designed to closely mimic the actual appearance of burning wood, making it easy to bring your old wood burning fireplace to life without actually having to burn any real wood or other type of fuel.

Electric fireplace manufacturers

Some of the most popular manufacturers providing a broad range of electric fireplace models to customers in Canada include:

  • ClassicFlame
  • Dimplex
  • Duraflame
  • ChimneyFree
  • Burley
  • Comfort Smart
  • Celsi

Where to buy an electric fireplace

There are a broad range of stores from which it is possible to purchase electric fireplaces. You could choose to buy an electric fireplace from an online store or alternatively from a local store such as Home Depot. It may also be possible for you to find stores in your immediate area that sell electric fireplaces exclusively. As always, when it comes to selecting the most appropriate electric fireplace for your home, t is always helpful to do your own research and read reviews on the different models available from electric fireplace manufacturers. This will help you to make the right decision regarding the purchase of a brand new electric fireplace.

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