Top 10 Causes You Need an Electric Fire

Top 10 Causes You Need an Electric Fire

More than just a fad, electric fires have hit the mainstream in a big way and are allowing people who have never considered a fire before to create a beautiful focal point in their home.

There are no two ways to do it: electric fires are here and they are here to stay.

But exactly why should you buy an electric stove? Or if you have already got gas or solid fuel fire, why do you have to make the switch? Read on to find out!

  1. Security

One of the main benefits of electrical fires is that their lack of gas or actual flames makes them much safer than their gas and solid fuel counterparts. Fingers cannot be burned, hair cannot be scorched, and most modern options also include a safety cut-off feature, meaning the power supply will automatically cut off if something goes wrong.

  1. The real McCoy

One of the main complaints against the use of electric fires is their clear lack of resemblance to a real fire, right? Well, this fear is increasingly becoming a problem of the past. Ever-advancing technology has enabled the creation of increasingly realistic effects, and there are now several different flames to choose from. Take a look at our Best Electric Fireplace Flame Effects post for more information.

  1. No Installation Cost

Flue pipes, engineers, installation, and chimneys: chimneys have a bit of a reputation for being a hassle to install. However, one of the best things about an electric fire is that the setup is simply plugging it in and lighting it up.

  1. Easy to Maintain

Tired of cleaning the soot off your solid fuel fire or repairing your gas fire every year? As if our last reason wasn’t enough, an electrical fire requires little or no maintenance. They don’t need to be checked and maintained regularly, there are no ashes to dispose of after each use, and cleaning is minimal – they just don’t get that messy!

Easy to Maintain

  1. Cheap

To get a very good quality gas or solid fuel fire, you will have to pay quite a high price; Take into account the cost of assembling and installing it, and you are probably reconsidering the decision to buy a fire! Going electric is so refreshingly cheap in comparison. Electric fires can be purchased for less than a hundred pounds, and electric fireplace suites are often supplied fully assembled, with no installation required.

  1. 100% Efficiency

Yes, you read that right. It is common knowledge that gas and solid fuel fires can lose up to 60% of the heat they generate directly in the fireplace. With electric fire, 100% of the heat generated goes exactly where it should go: the living room! Not only does this generate more heat where it matters, but it also means that you will also save money on ongoing running costs.

  1. Instant Heat

You flip a switch and the heat is on. No longer do you need to gather coals or logs, try to light the fire, and wait while it ignites, an electric option provides instant heat, exactly when you need it.

  1. Heat Control

Is your fire too hot? No problem – modern electric fireplaces come with multiple heat settings, giving you total control over the heat you receive without having to open a window and let out all the heat you just paid to generate. Most electric hobs also come with a flame effect only setting, which means you can even have the effect of fire, without any heat being released.

  1. Compatibility

One of the best features of electric fires is their versatility and ease of use. Marble, granite, solid wood, or MDF; If you can make a fireplace out of it, you can probably use an electric fire with it. Not only will this help lower your costs, but it also opens up a host of possibilities, as you can have any fireplace you want, with any fire you want.

  1. Mix and Match

Fireplaces aren’t exactly something you buy every day. They require time, thought, and careful consideration; after all, the only person who has to look at it every day is you! The great thing about an electric fire is that they often have interchangeable ornaments and frets, can be easily moved and repositioned, and can even be changed entirely at a relatively low cost. This makes it a truly customizable focal point, which you can change to keep it current, without spending a lot of money.

Written by Rajiv. He is writing content for Serpwizz. You’ll find me playing with my dog Gizmo in between copious cups of coffee and even the odd donut or three 😛

Ellen Hollington

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