Many homeowners now have chosen electric fireplaces over traditional ones mainly because of their modern looking design and maintenance cost. Conventional fireplaces such as those which are fueled with wood and natural gases often require an extensive house remodeling and the need of installing a chimney or exhaust vent.
A tradition fireplace is not only inconvenient, but the whole project of getting it set up plus all the works to maintain it is very expensive. Thus electric fireplaces have instead been designed as an alternative piece of furniture to warm up places in our home such as the living room. Additionally, these modern electric fireplaces come in a wide range of trendy designs, styles and sizes which can really liven up your living room.
No extra expenses of hiring a contractor or renovation works are required in order to install the fireplace or chimney. Most electric fireplaces are designed to be lightweight and easily movable. All of them can operate without any ventilation system. Some are even made to be hanged on the wall.
Some of the features and options that are available including heat controls, mantels, traditional or contemporary designs, various artificial flame effects, sounds of fire crackling, remote control for instant on and off, thermostat to regulate the temperature and safety power cut off. The portability of its design and ease of use makes them perfect in just about any type of houses, condos and apartments.
If you have an old or unused traditional fireplace which you have no intention of burning woods or dealing with gases anymore, you can consider installing an electric fireplace into it. It's always nice to have a warm and cozy place to relax in just minutes after entering your home.