All over the world, it’s the dream of many people to have some nice cozy little lounge with a nice fireplace and adjourning couches that represent the epitome of comfort on a cool and chilly winters night. Fireplaces however are more work than they let on. They can be expensive as well, even if you bought a house that had already had one installed. For these factors, electric fireplaces can provide very similar benefits without the hassle although some would argue that only a real fireplace can add to the aesthetic of a warm cozy winters night.
But there are few things the best electric fireplace can offer over a traditional one. For one thing, there aren’t any fumes with electric fireplaces. Though yes, a chimney is symbolic in a way, health-wise an electric fireplace isn’t that bad. You won’t have to worry about gas seeping into your house and you still get the looks of a real fireplace. As for maintenance, an electric fireplace is far easier to accommodate. If you use real firewood, you make real smoke which travels up the chimney and will eventually leave a lot of residue. This means you’ll have to keep your chimney clean and in check so that the smoke can rise easily outside of your home.
In general, installing a fireplace can cost you tons of money. You should ask yourself if the initial cost is worth it in addition to higher costs down the road. Electric fireplaces are easier to install in contrast and when winter does come calling, are probably cheaper. The cost of your homes heating system doesn’t climb too much with the use of them either. Couple this with the ease of installation over traditional fireplaces, it’s surprising there aren’t more people with electric fireplaces