No matter whether winter has already set in, or it is still several months away, there is never really a wrong time to be looking at having an electric heater fireplace installed in your home or office; but why would you want to get one in the first place? Also, you may be asking yourself what an electric fireplace heater is, and which you should choose, so let’s have a look at those points below, shall we?
To start with, it’s probably best to establish what an electric fireplace heater is, as this is going to make it a lot easier to recognize why getting one is going to be so beneficial. Here it is: an electric fireplace with heater is simply a large heater – that uses electricity – which takes the place of your open fire. Rather obvious, really, wasn’t it? There is a tad more to it, though.
There is a little bit of work involved in actually installing one, but it’s something that most people will be capable of doing. You are going to have to remove the grate that is already in place – if it’s a gas one they may be best, possibly even a legal requirement, that you call in a professional to make sure the gas is correctly disconnected, and capped – then you insert the electric fireplace. If the heater is much smaller than the opening it’s going into, a surround may be needed, which will then have to be sealed up so that the wind doesn’t whistle through the gaps from the chimney above. There is a lot of detail on the different options available when selecting an electric fireplace. See this detailed post.
Why should you even think about getting an electric fireplace heater?
The first things that most people are going to think of are the economic benefits, and the time that they are going to save by having one; but safety should also be factored into this, too. True, you are going to be able to save money by not having to buy and stockpile wood. Also, not having to chop it, or move it from the shed to your fireplace is going to save you time, too.
However, just think of the fact that you won’t have to worry about gas fires (potentially) leaking carbon monoxide into your home or office, and you can see why safety is a big draw for people who are thinking about upgrading to an electric fireplace heater.
Which heater should you choose for your home or office?
Clearly your budget is going to play a big part in your decision, but that shouldn’t be the only thing that you take into consideration. If this is a major concern then Space Heater Pro is a great site for covering all the space heater options including costs.
You have to think about the style of the room that the electric fireplace heater is going into, and pick accordingly. You should also think about the type of building that you have, and whether an ultra modern design is going to be the right ‘fit’ for a period building, etc.
Just picture it for a moment; winter is causing the temperatures to plummet, going outside for wood is an option, but an extremely cold one, and if you aren’t connected to a gas mains supply, you are going to have to make what you have last. You may not feel totally safe about leaving an old gas fire on overnight, and wood fires are seldom still a light when you need them most in the morning; so what do you do? Easy, an electric fireplace is going to solve all of those problems, and, if you light the look and feel of an open flame, then you can get a heater that will give you that look and feel; not to bad for a fairly simple home or office ‘renovation’, is it?