Everyone’s idea of a cozy living room involves a fireplace. What more comfortable place to be than snuggled on the couch with your family enjoying the heat from your fireplace? We can’t think of anything! However, the dream of a fireplace does not come to life for many because of how expensive and time-consuming it can be.
If the reality of a wood-burning fireplace is not practical for your lifestyle, the dream is still not dead; there is an option for you… Electric fireplaces! With electric fireplaces, you get the warmth and beauty of a fire without the excessive time and maintenance required for wood burning. Read along for the best benefits of installing an electric fireplace.
The extensive maintenance involved in wood-burning fireplaces is enough for most owners to say never mind. Burning wood with real fire creates ash, fumes, and smoke, which will then travel up to your chimney. Not only will you have to clean up your fireplace area, but you will have to clean your chimney regularly to discard any soot residue. Once your fire is done, you have to remove the burned logs and ash.
With electric fireplaces, you do not need to worry about anything like this. There is no wood or ash to clean in your fireplace or chimney ever. You simply turn a switch on and off with no clean-up necessary; perhaps just a dusting every so often.
Wood fireplaces require a big budget for installation that is furthered into purchasing firewood and chimney cleaning materials or help. Electric fireplaces require one upfront installation cost that is typically a fraction of wood-burning installation. Once your electric fireplace is installed, there are no purchases necessary to make post-installation.
Many electric fireplace styles and design options are available, so any homeowner will find a look that they will love in their home. You could go for your traditional fireplace mantel, get a style that has storage built-in and turn it into your TV stand, or even get a corner-sitting fireplace if you have limited space. The options are endless!
Electric fireplaces are perfect for families with kids or those who do not want any fire or safety hazards in their homes. There is no possibility of anyone getting too close to open flame or the open flame and fumes coming into your home. Electric fireplaces can heat a room and stay cool to the touch. Bring the coziness of a fireplace into your home without all of the safety hazards that come along with wood burning!
The Stove Shoppe
If you are in the market for an electric fireplace to bring coziness into your home, The Stove Shoppe is the place to go. We have an award-winning showroom that is one of the largest in New England, guaranteeing you will find a fireplace you love. We have over 30 years of experience in fireplace design and installation. For more information regarding electric fireplaces, call us today or fill out our online contact form!