Jun 28, 2017

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Electric Fireplace – An Insight

The traditional fireplace is practically an invention that has passed its prime. Other than the traditional look of a fireplace most people do not want to deal with cleaning the chimney or the hazardous smoke that can get into the house from them. The fire from the fireplace can keep a small area warm but is not practical for a large area of a house. The fireplace would then be used with a heater and it ultimately defeats the purpose of using the fireplace when other heat sources need to be used, as well.

Electric fireplaces are more convenient and can do more than the traditional fireplace (not to mention the lack of upkeep as compared to a traditional fireplace). The modern fireplace lacks a flame so it’s safer if you have children or pets in the house. Children and pets will not be able to touch the flame but parents will still want to use safety measures to make sure children and pets do not touch the fake logs which may be very hot. Traditional fireplaces sometimes have flames that spark out of the fireplace and onto the carpet setting the house on fire with a modern fireplace you will not have to worry about such a risk. The electric fireplace also allows for heating of larger areas whereas you may not have to rely on a heater or another source of heat to keep the house warm.

A modern fireplace offers coziness where a family, friends, or romantic counterparts can huddle around the fire to keep warm and tell stories. This can make for fun evenings where hot chocolate is sipped as you enjoy the warmth of the pseudo fire. The warmth from the fire and a few good blankets can make for a cozy spot to watch TV or even nap. Electric fireplaces provide for a safer and warmer home than that of a house with a traditional fireplace. The modern fireplace does not have a fire and allows for less risk of the house burning down or curious animals and kids touching the fire and ending up with burns. Although it is recommended that the fireplace whether it has a real or fake fire be gated if there are kids or animals as they are still curious and may want to touch the fake fire. The modern fireplace can provide a lot more heat than a regular one and can allow for heat to be spread to a bigger area of the house or room.