Electric fireplaces are generally inexpensive to purchase and they don’t require ventilation or a chimney, so installation is a snap. And it costs only about three cents an hour to operate one.
So electric fireplaces are cost effective direct heat sources.Because they have no emissions, fumes or pollutants of any kind, electric fireplaces won’t compromise the indoor air quality of your home.
Electricity is often considered a green alternative to fossil fuels or burning raw materials. And your home’s electricity may already be sourced or partially sourced from green energy derived from wind, sunlight or geothermal.
As you may know, the flames in electric fireplaces are not real fire. Some use reflective light technology, which in simple terms means shining light on a background made of fabric or another material.
The material can be stationary or blown by a fan to create movement. SimpliFire™ electric fireplaces utilize a material made of mesh that provides a realistic flame pattern.
The economy is on the upswing and so is remodeling. Many homeowners are not only dreaming about adding a fireplace, they’re doing it. And most are finding they can to complete the project for between $5,000 and $8,000 (actual costs vary by area of the country, model of fireplace and surround materials chosen).
No expensive chimney construction is required! Made possible by direct vent technology, gas fireplaces can be vented directly through the wall to the outdoors through a dual-chambered single pipe.
While it draws air for the fire from the outdoors, it also expels the fire’s combustion byproducts outside your home. Ingenious!
Direct vent gas fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere in in a home where natural gas or liquid propane is available.
Installation is flexible due to zero clearance construction, which requires minimal space between the fireplace and wallboard or wood (combustible materials). Direct vent has fireplaces are also beautiful, convenient and safe. They operate by the flip of a switch or remote control and there’s no ash to clean up.