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Electrical Fireplaces

December is right around the corner and it looks like the temperature will continue to keep dropping. During this time of the year we all try to make our homes as comfortable as possible. Throwing on extra layers can help, but turning up the furnace is not always the best answer. If you want an efficient way to heat your home while also adding to the aesthetics of your room, an electrical fireplace is your best option.

Save On Energy Costs

Not only are electric fireplaces more eco-friendly than conventional gas and wood burning fireplaces, they are more economical. With their large heat output they cost just a fraction than what it costs to turn up the thermostat in your home. Additionally, electrical fireplaces require far less maintenance. You don’t need to worry about hauling around heavy wood or cleaning your chimney. With an electrical fireplace you just need to dust and clean the glass from time to time.

Simple Installation

Because there is no real flame in an electrical fireplace, there is no need to worry about having the right connections to install the fireplace. You can install one virtually anywhere in your home. With the help of an expert electrician, we can run the electrical lines that are needed and make sure that everything is hooked up correctly.

Multiple Styles & Designs

The great thing about electrical fireplaces is that they come in a wide range of styles and designs. There are several types of electrical fireplaces:

  • Fireplace Insert – This type is closest to a conventional fireplace. You can put a fireplace insert in your wall behind a nice hearth or under a great mantle.
  • Wall-Mount – For small living spaces, a wall-mount fireplace lets you put the fireplace above the ground to leave room for furniture or little ones.
  • Electrical Stove – For those looking for a traditional look, an electrical stove is a great throw back to the old cast iron stoves.

At Expert Electric we get excited about ideas that can not only reduce costs through efficiency, but actually improve our homes and living space. Electrical fireplaces are one of these items we get excited about. And in a cold winter, you can’t go wrong. If you want to prepare your home for an electrical fireplace, contact your local Expert Electric and we would love to help you improve your home.