Most of us would agree that nothing beats the comfort of sitting around a fireplace. Whether snuggled up with a book and a steaming cup of tea, or relaxing with friends and family – we all love to gather round a fire. For many people a fireplace is a focal point and gives as much psychological as physical comfort. As well as the obvious lure of warmth, there is something calming and mesmeric about watching flames licking around logs in a fireplace.
However, beautiful and inviting as a fire can be, building, cleaning and tending an open fire can be tedious, difficult, expensive and even potentially dangerous. The solution to this is to consider using one of the vast array of electric fireplace heaters that are available for your home.
Without a doubt, the most popular electric fireplace heater nowadays is the electric stove. These stylish units require no venting – unlike other stoves – and can be quickly and easily installed in any domestic – or even commercial – fireplace. Built to resemble a traditional fireplace stove, these heaters come in a wide variety of style, sizes and capacities.
The freestanding stove offers the traditional appeal and ambiance of a fireplace with the modern convenience of electricity. These electric fireplace heaters not only finish a room and make it look cosy and inviting, they also offer a benefit not available from their more traditional relatives – instant heat. Simply plug them in and switch them on to experience instant warmth and relaxing, realistic flame-effects.
Most fireplace electric heaters can be plugged into any standard electrical outlet and can also be easily moved from one room – or building – to another. Glowing embers and burning logs give the comforting and attractive appearance of a wood-burning stove and all without the bother of chopping wood, cleaning chimneys and sweeping out ashes.
Most electric fireplace heaters operated on the principle of fan and convection heating. The stoves provide heat by taking in cold air – usually at the bottom of the unit – and distributing it throughout the room using a built in fan. Many stoves also come with a built in thermostat to ensure that your room is kept at a constant and comfortable temperature. Nowadays, some heaters even come with a remote control so that you can adjust your electric fireplace heater without even having to leave your comfortable seat.
You will easily find an electric fireplace heater to suit any decor as they come in a wide array of classic and modern designs. These units can even be operated without heat if you just want the soothing effect of flames in your fireplace. Modern units are not only convenient and elegant they are also quite energy efficient.
A modern 1,350 watt stove-style electric fireplace heater will have an output of approximately 4.600 BTUs per hour which is sufficient to comfortably heat a 400 square foot room. With it’s good looks, versatile styling and cost-effective output, the electric stove is a definite a contender when it comes to finding clean, green and economical ways to heat your home.