An electric fireplace is an excellent alternative to a gas or wood-burning fireplace. As a matter of fact, many homeowners today choose to get the latter replaced with these modern day, electric installations. As their name suggests, they are operated on electricity and the flames mimic the look of real ones. The electric fireplace also has a heating unit that is used to warm the room and you feel like you are sitting in front of a real fire.
The convenience factor
The entire electric fireplace looks very real, but you don’t have to deal with any fumes or smoke. The fireplace is also cool to the touch and is a great option in homes that have children and pets. The installation is easy and so is the maintenance. In fact, many of them also have a timer option that can be used to automatically turn off the unit within a pre-decided time frame.
You can choose from different styles and models of fireplaces and the one you choose should complement the look of the existing décor and furniture etc. Get the installation done from a reliable company and buy products from any one of the major brands. This will ensure you get an installation that will last for a number of years with the least amount of maintenance.