Electric fireplaces have grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Today’s modern electric fireplaces are worlds apart from previous designs, with advanced technologies like LED lights that deliver hyper-realistic flames that allow for changes in color, brightness, pattern, speed, and cycle pattern. Some even go the extra mile, offering audio and visual elements like simulated sparks, crackles, and variable embers beds for a true-quality fireplace experience.
As advances have been made in visual graphics, design, and efficiency, more people are turning to electric fireplaces as a lower-cost, eco-friendly, functional, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to wood-burning and gas fireplaces. Here we have listed 10 reasons why electric fireplaces can be your next purchase when you want to enjoy the beauty and atmosphere of flames, hassle-free.
Connect and play
When the cold hits, you want quick heat. This is where electric fireplaces really show their modern ingenuity, delivering the heat with the click of a button! Our ancestors would certainly be jealous of this instantaneous heat, and the pleasure of one-click heat (especially in Melbourne’s unpredictable weather) is something even this generation won’t tire of.
The latest technology
Do you want a multisensory experience? Electric fireplaces have advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, with technologies that provide a truly authentic fireplace experience. Think technology like Optimyst, which uses an ultra-fine water mist to mimic flames and smoke, or Opti-V, a unique, patent-protected design that combines ultra-realistic flickering flames with sporadically sparking three-dimensional LED logs. All this and more to create an incredibly realistic 3D flame illusion, all without the temperament of wood or gas.
Unlike gas and wood-burning fireplaces, electric hobs offer maximum control of heat output with thermostat controls. Select the exact temperature you want to suit your needs and let your room heat up to your liking. That is what we call genius.
Convenient touch controls allow instant shooting
The matches and the logs or firewood are so from the last century. You can enjoy the comforts of fire instantly with the simple touch of your finger. The built-in touch controls of an electric fireplace and a multi-function remote control provide great convenience and many presentation options.
Cheaper to install
A modern electric fireplace is generally very easy to install, and most are simply plugged in and done.
Wood and gas fireplaces, on the other hand, can bring in a lot of setup dollars – sometimes even more than the fireplace itself! With electric fireplaces, your money is drastically saved, with no cables, flue pipes, or complicated structures to think about, saving you time and money.
One of the easiest ways to transition to a more “green” lifestyle is by selecting an energy-efficient heating product. Since electric fireplaces do not use natural resources such as gas or wood to start a fire, no combustible by-products are released into the atmosphere, which means you have a reliable and efficient way of avoiding air pollution and you are choosing one of the options of greener heating available. in the market.
The LED technology used to create realistic flames in electric fireplaces is much more efficient than old-style incandescent bulbs, with an average lifespan of more than 75,000 hours.
Electric fireplace inserts are also ideal for heating areas; a heating method that involves heating rooms within your home while keeping the central thermostat lower so that, once again, no energy is wasted heating unused areas.
Flame without heat
Remember the flickering flames in midsummer? That is the allure of electric fireplaces. With modern electric fires, it is not necessary to have the heater on to enjoy the effect of the flame. Just choose the no-heat option and enjoy the flames all year long.
If you have young children (or furry friends) running around the house, safety will be at the top of your list. With electric fireplaces, there is no direct flame, which means that children and pets cannot reach and get burned. Also, when the fire is in “flame only” mode, the appliance does not emit heat at all, thus avoiding the possibility of burns. Additionally, when the heater is turned on, the element and fan are completely encased behind a metal grill, creating a strong and reliable safety net.
Design flexibility: different colored flames
Electric fires offer a world of design possibilities. There are many different styles, from traditional built-in fireplaces to contemporary wall-hanging fireplaces and electric ranges.
If you live in an apartment, electric fireplaces are the perfect option since they do not require the use of a fireplace or a lot of construction work and since there is no combustion or flame, they are completely safe and do not carry a risk of carbon monoxide (especially useful for small areas).