Modern electric fireplaces are an excellent and popular alternative if you are looking to add that special cozy touch to your home when you are not ready to take on the task of hauling firewood and cleaning a traditional fireplace.
A fireplace serves as the grand centerpiece of any den or living room, bringing the design of the room together in a truly welcoming way. For centuries, the hearth has symbolized the coming together of family and the welcoming of strangers and neighbors. A fireplace brings warmth and comfort into the home. Fireplaces are great additions to a home, and they come in a variety of shapes and styles.
While traditional fireplaces can sometimes be laborious and expensive to maintain, modern electric fireplaces may be the perfect solution to warm up any room.
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Modern Electric Fireplaces
Modern electric fireplaces have been a popular topic of discussion. Electric fireplaces can provide the best design and style options for all types of clients. Professionals & experts in the remodeling and renovation industry know how impactful a fireplace can feel in the right room. After years of contending with traditional fireplaces, modern electric fireplaces have earned a special place on our list of recommendations.
If you’re wondering about the cost of running an electric fireplace, as well as any associated maintenance and cleanup factors, you will find the answers in this guide. We also want to introduce you to the different types of modern electric fireplaces available. Recessed or wall mount electric fireplaces are both popular choices that can greatly complement the existing style of your home. You may also find it interesting to learn about the way electric fireplaces function.
The associated images will bring some of the best modern electric fireplace designs to light–no pun intended! This can serve as inspiration for your next home remodeling project. Whether you are looking to install a fireplace in your den, bedroom, basement or living room; or even if you would like to replace your traditional fireplaces with modern electric fireplaces, you can review our tips and style ideas below to see which path you’d like to follow.
Kimberley Morris Interior Design – The Fire and Ice electric fireplace is by Amantii Fireplaces and features LED lighting that changes color.
How Do Electric Fireplaces Work?
An elegant, well-made electric fireplace will be almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Its ability to produce realistic-looking flames that emit a nice heat will surely be a welcomed touch to your living room. But how exactly is this accomplished?
It’s all about the technology. Modern electric fireplaces use heating coils and silent fans, which have the capability to produce very real heat that pushes warmth through the room. A refractor is installed above, which reflect light from the LED bulbs to create a realistic flicker and flame. The LED lights replace real fire, but look just as good. Some electric fireplaces even have a device installed to emit a fire crackling sound, enhancing the realistic effect even further.
Do Electric Fireplaces Use a Lot of Electricity?
You may worry that an electric fireplace will just eat away at your electricity bill and consume far more power than a traditional fireplace would. While these sophisticated installations do run solely on electricity, their affordability and efficiency might surprise you.
When comparing traditional gas fireplaces to electric fireplaces, it may seem like the running costs are not worth it. But consider the cost of installation for both of these items, as well as the cost of maintaining them daily, monthly, or yearly. It all adds up, and an electric fireplace can be the clear winner if you aren’t prepared to keep up with what it takes to have a well-functioning gas fireplace.
Electric Fireplace Costs
An electric fireplace costs between 8 -23 cents per hour to run while in heating mode.
This is true for all types of electric heaters, and the running costs of your electric fireplace may differ depending on the type you have installed as well as the frequency of its use. If you run the fireplace for 5 hours a day, it would only cost you a little over $1 per day to run.
One of the most popular types of electric fireplaces, both for the affordability and the energy usage, is infrared electric fireplaces. These units are highly effective, and can sometimes cut running costs by several cents. On average, it can cost between 12 and 14 cents to run an infrared electric fireplace. They are easy to use and maintain, as they leave behind no mess at all.