Electric Fireplace

All About An Electric Fireplace

Even though we may consume tons of electricity during the summer months, when the winter comes most of us find ourselves cutting back on the electric appliances such as the air conditioner in favor of natural gas powered appliances like furnaces and natural gas fireplaces.

Unfortunately this practice generally ends up creating a drastic rise in your gas bill which can end up being far more expensive for some people than their electric bill.

If you are feeling sick and tired of paying relatively high prices for gas during the wintertime and would rather spend your money on electricity instead, then perhaps it is time for you to figure out a new way to keep your home warm and toasty.

One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to install an electric fireplace to keep your place warm, as long before people had even invented furnaces, the fireplace was used as the primary source of warmth in most homes across the world.

While an electric fireplace can help save you money on rising natural gas bills during the winter months, there are a few drawbacks to such technology. First and foremost, most electric fireplace varieties do not completely run on electricity. Generally speaking, many use electrical currents to start the fire but need a constant supply of fuel if they are to continue running.

The fuel can either be found in specially formulated fireplace logs with built in fuels or in wood which you may be able to simply find if you scrounge around your backyard (or buy at a hardware store). Also, unlike a gas powered furnace, an electric fireplace is not the most efficient way to heat your home.

Electric fireplaces are generally localized to one particular area of your house and unless you have one major fire going you will certainly find that you will have trouble getting the heat to dissipate across your home.

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Fireplace Chimneys

Fireplace Chimney Savings: Annual chimney cleanings are best done in the off season where you can even get Summer Cleaning Special. Chimney cleaning discount of $ 25 to $ 50 might apply depending on the Chimney Sweep & type of wood fireplace, wood stove or pellet stove needing cleaning. Expect to see a cut off date as the fireplace heating season arrives like Sept. 15th.

Fireplace Screens

Fireplace Screen Idea: Buying a removable screen will allow you to shift the screen away from the fireplace opening so you get the real feel and warmth of the flames while sitting in front of the fireplace. Return the fire screen when the fireplace is just getting going and embers are popping.

Fireplace Screen Options

Fireplace Screen: Alternate to buying a fixed screen, one can look for an upgraded fire screen version which has sliding screens which move left and right built into the screen's perimeter frame. Advantage of this type of fireplace screen is that you get the protection from the flying embers when closed and full feel of a wood burning fireplace when the screens are open.

Fireplace Natural or Propane

Fireplace Heat: Gas, Propane, Wood, Electric Fire Needed

Gas Fireplace: Winter has arrived earlier this year with a vengeance .. ice storm before Christmas and now cold arctic system has moved in after New Years with minus 24 degree weather. Gas fireplace is sure convenient and nice to have in the living room as the evening temperatures drop colder.

Electric Fireplace Idea

Colder than usual winter this year brings on the need and idea to maybe get extra heat in the house. Be it a cool basement or colder extra room ... fastest way to get some extra heat is with an electric fireplace as most are set and plug in format. Of course the colder the weather the faster electric fireplaces sell. Electric Dimplex models are displayed and sold at Home Depot and Lowes FYI

Fireplace Mantel Sea Bird Sculpture Accessory

Fireplaces Mantel Accessories: You can accessorize your fireplace mantel with a variety of treasured objects: family photos, colorful glass, books ... nice design touch can be a carving or wood sculpture as they add a dimensional quality to your mantel.

Fireplaces on Sale: Looking for an electric fireplace on sale? After January 15th or so many big box building stores are ready to clear out their fireplace inventory to make room for the garden season. Been holding off looking for a fireplace deal, January/February is time to make your move while there is still some selection

Electric Fireplace: Modern electric fireplaces models are now more long and narrow format, much like the HD and newest K4 TV LED screens? There are a number of buying decisions to be made when purchasing an electric fireplace.

If buying a wall-mounted fireplace, will you accept an electric fireplace installed "flush mounted directly to the wall". This means that the fireplace box will project from the wall. Depending on the fireplace model, this projection can be anywhere from 3-5 inches. You want to ask yourself, when you enter the proposed room, will you view the fireplace from the side? If so, you may find fire box venting and light leaks undesirable. Recess mounting into the wall is a more professional finished look and generally preferred but will involve greater remodel work to recess the firebox within the wall.

Fire Safety: Some clocks have just change with Spring forward ... Fall back. A good time to change your batteries in smoke dectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

 

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