Here at Simon Turner Showrooms we offer a range of the best electric fires, and to help you with your buying decision here are five quick and easy things to consider when you buy your electric fire.
1. Where to position the fire in your home
You will need an electricity supply nearby to power your electric fire, so it is worth taking that into consideration when deciding where to put it. An electric fire normally comes with a 1.5metre electric cable.
2. Know the different types of electric fires that are available
a. Wall Mounted Electric Fires
Wall mounted electric fires are designed to be hung on your wall like a picture.
b. Inset Electric Fires
Inset electric fires may also be called recessed electric fires and are designed to fit within holes in the wall. Depending on the style of fire, this might be a traditional fireplace opening or another recess in the wall.
c. Electric Stoves
Electric stoves are appliances that borrow the look and style of a traditional wood-burning stove, but are in fact electric fires.
d. Free Standing Electric Fires
Free standing electric fires are self-contained and are usually designed to create the look of a traditional fireplace but, in reality, simply fit against the wall.
3. Choose your heating requirements
How much heat do you need to generate? Some electric fires have a single heat setting, while others have multiple settings. Others still allow you to use the flame effect without producing any heat at all. The most common multiple settings are a 1kW heat output and 2kW heat output setting.
If the appliance is fan-assisted you might find it heats your home more efficiently.
You may want to control the fire from the comfort of your sofa and many fires now come with remote controls, so look out for this if it is a feature you want from your appliance.
4. Choose your flame
Some electric fires now have very realistic flames that are so good that you might struggle to tell the difference from real flames. Others go to the other end of the scale and offer deliberately artificial LED flames in purples, blues and oranges.
Deciding what you want from your flames will help to narrow down your options.
5. Choose your style
There are electric fires to suit all tastes and styles of decor. Some are very traditional, while others are more suited to modern homes. It’s just about finding the right one for your household.
We hope you’ve found this guide of interest – if you’d like to know more about the fires we offer have a look at our Fire, Fireplace and Surround Showroom or get in touch with us below using the easy to fill out form.