Electric fires have started to come back into fashion in the last few years, particularly for home owners who want a viable and cost affective alternative to gas. Easy to install and with low maintenance, they can be used to heat any room in the home with minimal effort.
At Simon Turner Showrooms, we’ve got a range of different electric fires on offer to suit almost any home. Here are just four good reasons why you might want to invest in electric fire heating in the future.
1. 100% Efficiency and Quick Heating
The latest electric fires are highly efficient – up to 100% efficiency in many cases – due to the fact that there is no need for a flue or chimney to let out smoke or emissions, so all the heat is directed into your home. Electric fires are also very quick to come up to temperature, and with no fuel like gas, wood or coal to have to consider they are a particularly safe option, particularly if you have kids. Adjusting the heat level and controlling the visual appeal of your fire is easy and there are a range of different models to choose from.
2. Flexibility and Great Looking (with or without heat!)
Electric fires offer a more flexible option than gas where you need a connection to the supply for it to work. If there is an electricity supply, or in some cases even just a plug socket where you want the fire installed, then there’s not much more needed than turning on the switch if you want to create warmth and atmosphere. The latest designs of electric fire mean that you can get that real flame affect, whether you’re providing heat or not. You also have a wide variety of design choice with an electric fire – everything from electric stoves and wall mounted fires to radiant bar and basket style fires.
3. Simple To Install
Of all heating systems you can have in your home, the electric fire is the easiest to install. If you have a stand-alone fire, then all you need to do is set it down and plug it in. You don’t need to worry about piping or installing a flue to take away any gas or smoke. There’s a little extra work if you opt for a wall mounted variety but that’s still not too big an installation job. The benefit of this is that you can have electric fires in almost any room in the house with little or no fuss.
4. Low Maintenance
Compared to other heating types, the electric fire is a really low maintenance option. Also most modern electric fires come with some form of warranty, so you should expect them to last a good few years. Operation is very simple and there are even varieties that you can get nowadays that can be controlled using smart devices.
5. The Greener Option
Many people choose to go electric because they want to have a greener option compared to a fossil fuel such as gas. If you choose a utility supplier that specialises in renewable energy you can be sure that the power for your fire is coming from a reliable, clean source like solar or wind.
The good news is that you can find an electric fire that matches your décor quite easily. Explore our range of electric fires by visiting our Fire & Fireplace Showroom here in Exmouth, Devon. If you’re interested in having a fire installed then have a look at our gas and electric fire fitters page or contact us below to find out more.