Electric fires are currently experiencing a considerable resurgence in popularity.
Advancements in technology and design have made the electric fires a fantastic heating option for many households.
Perhaps their main selling point is the easy with which they can be fitted. While other fire options might require building work, alterations to chimneys and â€“ in some cases â€“ council-approval, an electric fire can be fitted wherever an electricity supply is available. That represents a distinct advantage for properties that do not have existing fireplace, or where fitting any sort of flue is not a possibility.
Of course, electric fires can be inset into existing fireplaces, but this is not a necessity.
Aside from the ease of installation, another advantage is the lack of work involved in running an electric fire. There is no fuel to bring into the house or load into the fire, and you can start getting heat into your room at the flick of a switch.
The range of design options available when choosing a wood-burning stove is almost limitless. Companies such as Ezee Glow have developed wall hanging electric fires, which are perfect for homes where space is at a premium or where it is inconvenient to dedicate to much room to a fireplace.
The wall hanging fires provide not only a stylish, modern heating option, but also a focal point that will bring any room to life.
At the other end of the scale, Dimplex have built a cast-iron style electric stove, which mirrors the appearance of a traditional wood-burning stove. As well as combining a classic appearance with modern technology in terms of its looks, the inner workings of the Dimplex stove are also an indication of another area in which electric fires have improved.
The electric flames on this and many other electric fires are now so realistic as to be almost indistinguishable from genuine flames. So you can enjoy the relaxing sight of flames in your living room without having to light a fire.Â That absence of real flames and burning makes electric fires very clean to operate too.
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