Historically, the fireplace was a space to gather, laugh, and reminisce among family and friends. Fireplaces were traditionally made from stone or brick, and were primarily used for heating and cooking. Now, fireplaces bring families together in much the same way, however, fireplace design has seen a significant change. Electric fireplaces are one of the most innovative, safe, and cost-effective fireplaces on the market today.

Here are a few reasons you should consider installing an electric fireplace in your home:

1. Safe

Electric fireplaces don’t produce toxic fumes, are often cool to touch, and operate behind a sealed surface. Although wood burning fireplaces are gloriously warm, they produce toxic gasses that pose a health threat to you and your family, and require a ventilation system within your home. With an electric fireplace, you won’t have to worry about smoky air or wayward flames.

2. Easy to Install

Installing an electric fireplace can be as easy as plugging it in. You won’t need to knock down a wall or pay for expensive renovations. The unit has few moving parts and can be placed on the floor or mounted on a wall. If you don’t like the location, you can simply pick it up and move it elsewhere.

3. Design Options

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of electric fireplaces are the endless design options to choose from. Many fireplaces feature exotic coloured flames and authentic looking wood or stones. Whether your style is vintage farmhouse, Victorian, contemporary, or traditional, it’s a guarantee that you will find a fireplace that suits your style.

4. Environmentally Friendly

To function, an electric fireplace requires no material and little energy. Unlike wood burning fireplaces, which require constant wood and attention, electric units offer clean energy without the mess. Additionally, they do not emit harmful gasses into the atmosphere.

5. Cost-Effective

An electric fireplace converts 100% of the energy you pay for, meaning it is perfectly efficient. With no moving parts, the unit requires little to no maintenance on an annual basis. Installation takes minutes and does not require the assistance of a professional.

6. Allow for Zone Heating

Electric fireplaces give you the freedom to heat specific rooms in your home, or to keep different rooms at different temperatures. By only heating the rooms you are spending time in, you save big on utility bills.

Although fireplaces have undergone stylistic changes in recent years, the appeal of the fireplace is still the same. At Igne Ferro, we offer a variety of stylish and high quality wood, gas and electric fireplaces, as well as BBQs, wood stove, outdoor fireplaces, and stone and metal countertops. Contact us today for more information about our services!