Pros and Cons of Electric Fireplaces

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Dimplex 33″ Marana Media Console Electric Fireplace

With Fall comes the thought of fireplaces to warm your home or just the beauty they add to any room. There are many types of fireplaces but electric fireplaces are among the favorite vent-less models on the market today.

An electric fireplace is truly the only vent-free system available today. Unlike the gas and gel vent-less fireplaces, the electric does not release emissions into the room.This type of fireplace is ideal if you do not want a wood fire burning in your home. Electric fireplaces produce an artificial fire that adds to a room’s décor. Electric fireplaces are portable and easily move from room to room as you desire.

If you are looking for a secondary origin of heat, an electric fireplace is your best answer. Electric fireplaces generate enough BTU’s to heat a room comfortably. Be sure to follow vent-less fireplace safety tips and also space heater safety tips. Electric fireplaces are mainly a space heater fashioned to look like a fireplace. There are some pros and cons of electric fireplaces as with any fireplace.

The pros of electric fireplaces:

  • They are less expensive to install and operate than a wood fireplace. They come as free-standing units or easily positioned wall units.
  • They can heat a room with less expense than wood fireplaces.
  • They match current designs and architectural styles better than wood fireplaces.
  • These fireplaces are easy to use as you just plug them in and the digital flames and heat will be turned on. Some models allow you to turn on just the flames without the heat.
  • No danger of oxygen reduction or carbon dioxide accumulation.
  • They come in many models.
  • Look like a real wood fireplace without having an actual fire.

The cons of electric fireplaces:

  • These fireplaces do not have the genuine look and feel of a wood fireplace.
  • They don’t generate the noise and wonderful aroma of a wood fireplace.
  • If you have a power outage during a storm, an electric fireplace will not supply the required heat for your home.

Instead of a wood fireplace consider purchasing an electric fireplace without the expense and maintenance.

We at have many models of beautiful electric fireplaces. Visit our website or call us at 877-669-4669 and we will be happy to answer any questions and provide more information about our fireplaces.


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