Today it might be more expensive to set up a fireplace where wood is used to create fire. It would also be frowned upon by environmentalists who would regard this as misuse of earth’s perishable resources, especially as there are alternative heating systems available. We all know the look and feel of a warm fireplace in winter days and how it can change the ambience of a room. However the same can be recreated with ease with electric fireplaces as well.
What are electric fireplaces?
These are designed to look like traditional fireplaces in most cases. They provide the appearance of a flame as well, which is a visual created as the electrical panels and wiring behind the appliance works to provide heat and warmth in the surrounding space. You need to keep fire extinguishers handy so that you can handle any electrical fire emergency if and when it occurs. Nowadays these appliances are becoming popular for homes that wish to have stylish ways for heating their homes, helping to recreate the look and feel of old and stylish living rooms of bygone eras.
How electric fireplaces work?
These are heating appliances that are designed as fireplaces. They are modeled to showcase a burning flame which is done through mirrors, reflectors and lights. The light creates the flickering effects akin to real fire. Even embers and burning logs are simulated in these fireplaces to complete the illusion. The fire can be turned on and off as you use the electric fireplace to heat up a room. Ensure that you keep fire extinguishers handy when you want to keep your home fire safe.
Mechanism of heating
The electric fireplaces are designed to generate heat through electrical heated coils. These are usually metal in nature. Fans are also placed inside to direct the heat out into the surrounding space. Most modern fireplaces that are electrical in nature are able to create heat within a short time span. They simply need to be plugged into an electrical outlet, making these appliances easy to use as well as convenient for heating rooms. The heat that is generated can be controlled as well as adjusted.
Designs and styles
There are different kinds of designs in which such fireplaces are made available. Some come as integrated units that fit into the mantelpiece like furniture. Such a piece of furniture can be the centerpiece of your living room. At the same time, you will be able to create enough warmth to keep your living space warm. There are portable designs as well. These are small units that can be plugged wherever one desires. They have a smaller capacity to generate heat and are more useful in compact spaces.