Collection: Electric Fireplaces

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Step into the warmth of elegance with The Great Fire Company's Electric Fireplaces collection. Our curated range offers the perfect fusion of modern design and efficient heating, designed to transform your space into a cozy haven. Each piece in our collection is crafted for those who value both style and comfort in their homes, promising a seamless blend of luxury and practicality.

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Why Choose Electric Fireplaces?

Electric fireplaces have revolutionized the concept of home heating and ambiance. Unlike traditional fireplaces, they offer a hassle-free experience – no soot, no smoke, and no need for extensive chimney systems. This means you can enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fire without the maintenance or environmental concerns associated with wood or gas burning units. Additionally, electric fireplaces are energy efficient, making them a cost-effective solution for heating your home. For those interested in exploring this innovative home heating solution, we invite you to discover linear fireplaces in our range.

A Style for Every Space

Our collection boasts a variety of styles to suit any dΓ©cor and space. From sleek wall-mounted units that add a contemporary touch to any room to freestanding models that bring a classic, cozy feel, we have it all. Looking for something more unique? Our built-in electric fireplaces provide a seamless look, integrating beautifully into your existing dΓ©cor. Each model in our collection is crafted with attention to detail and quality, ensuring a stunning visual centerpiece for your home.

Features That Enhance Your Experience

Our electric fireplaces come loaded with features to enhance your experience. Enjoy the flexibility of adjustable heat settings that allow you to create the perfect ambiance, whether it's a chilly winter night or a cool summer evening. Many of our models come with remote controls, making it easy to adjust settings from anywhere in the room. Additionally, our fireplaces feature realistic flame effects, creating the illusion of a real fire with the added safety and convenience of electric heating. For those interested in this blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal, we encourage you to buy direct vent fireplaces from our selection.

Safe, Efficient, and Eco-Friendly

Safety is paramount in our design philosophy. Electric fireplaces eliminate the risks associated with open flames and hot surfaces, making them a safe choice for homes with children and pets. They are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fireplaces, as they do not produce harmful emissions. This makes them a perfect choice for environmentally conscious consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort and style. To explore these safe and sustainable options, browse our collection of built-in fireplaces.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

One of the biggest advantages of our electric fireplaces is their ease of installation. There’s no need for venting or a gas line; simply plug in and enjoy. This also means they are highly portable and can be moved easily to different rooms as desired. Maintenance is minimal, requiring only occasional dusting and no annual servicing, making them a practical choice for busy lifestyles.

Transform Your Home Today

With The Great Fire Company’s electric fireplace collection, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home effortlessly. Each fireplace in our collection is not just a heating solution but a work of art, designed to elevate your living space and offer a luxurious experience. Transform your living area into a cozy retreat where memories are made, stories are shared, and comfort is felt with the flick of a switch. Browse our collection today and find the perfect electric fireplace to bring warmth and style to your home.

Everything you Need to Know about Electric Fireplaces

During these cold and dark winter months, there is something comforting and sentimental that comes with sitting in front of the fireplace together with your family. Despite the fact that virtually every home in the United States used to have a fireplace (before the day and age of central heating), today only 41 percent of single-family homes started in 2018 include a fireplace, according to recent data. Beyond their sentimental value, however, fireplaces have been shown to drastically improve a homeΒ΄s value. The 2007 National Association of Realtors survey found that 46 percent of home buyers would pay more for a home with at least one fireplace. Furthermore, a survey of more than 100 real estate agents across the country determined that more than two-thirds of those agents (68 percent) believe that having a fireplace in a home increases its value between $1,000 and $4,999.

So why exactly aren’t more homeowners installing fireplaces in their homes? Though some homeowners may have merited uncertainties regarding the safety of wood fireplaces in terms of how they impact indoor air quality, electric fireplaces are another option worth considering. Electric fireplaces do not negatively impact a homeΒ΄s indoor air quality and newer models are increasingly energy efficient. In this short review, we take a look at why you should consider installing an electric fireplace in your home.

Electric Fire Places: What are They and Why are they a Great Option

For homes that don’t already have a functioning gas or wood fireplace, installing one is most likely going to cost you a pretty penny. Both gas and wood fireplaces require a chimney or flue in order to safely take the exhaust fumes out of your home. If your house doesn’t already have a chimney, it is most likely going to be an expensive renovation that will require major modifications to your home.

Electric fireplaces, on the other hand, do not require any sort of chimney because of the fact that there is no β€œcombustion” involved. Installing an electric fireplace in an existing home, then, is almost always going to be the most cost-effective option for homeowners. Instead of hiring a professional contractor to make major changes to your home, most electric fireplaces can be installed in a few hours, and can even be done by homeowners who have a bit of DIY skills.

Top 3 Reasons to Purchase an Electric Fireplace

Okay, so fireplaces may be the most affordable option for existing homes. But what are some of the other advantages that come with an electric fireplaces compared to more β€œtraditional” wood and gas alternatives?

Reason #1 to Choose an Electric Fireplace: Protect your Indoor Air Quality

According to a recent study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), β€œindoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times β€” and occasionally more than 100 times β€” higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern, because most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors.”

Wood burning stoves and wood fireplaces may contribute to poor indoor air quality. In fact, burning wood or charcoal indoors may triple harmful indoor air pollution, with fine particle levels (PM 2.5) in wood-heated homes being at least 26 percent higher than in homes without wood fireplaces or wood stoves. Electric fireplaces, on the other hand, do not β€œcombust” resources like gas or wood to produce a fire. This means that no combustible by-products such as wood smoke or carbon dioxide (from gas fireplaces) are released into the atmosphere. The heat from an electric fireplace will never negatively affect your homeΒ΄s indoor air quality.

Reason #2 to Choose an Electric Fireplace: The Best Plug and Play Option

Many electric fireplaces on the market simply plug into an electrical outlet. This means that you can enjoy the warm heat of a fireplace in virtually every room of your home. If your home office is a bit chilly in the early mornings when you sit down to check your email, you can simply take that fireplace (and its heat) with you. Larger and more detailed electric fireplaces may require an electrician to hardwire the connection using either 120V or 240V. Either way, however, an electric fireplace can allow you to enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fireplace without investing major time and money in installation.

Reason #3 to Choose an Electric Fireplace: Customization and Smart Home Technologies

Lastly, electric fireplaces offer homeowners a huge variety of customization options. Many electric fireplaces can be remotely controlled, and others can even connect with your smart home hub so that you can turn on your fireplace and warm up your living room while you are driving home from work. Other customization options include:

  • LED displays with temperature settings
  • Different lighting settings and functions
  • A built-in thermostat
  • Inner glow logs and other unique β€œember” options
  • Color themes

What Factors to Take into Consideration when Purchasing an Electric Fireplace

If you want the luxurious feel of an electric fireplace, there are no shortages of options to choose from. From simple β€œplug and play” small electric fireplaces that you can plug into an outlet and even carry with you, to larger products that mimic the aesthetic of a traditional fireplace and mantle, there are electric fireplace options for everyone. Though the best electric fireplace will depend on your unique needs, here are a few factors to take into consideration:

  • Heat output: In general, you should look for an electric fireplace that emits between 4,500 and 5,000 BTU. That will be enough to reliably heat a 450 square foot space.
  • Energy efficieny: Though fireplaces are not rated by the Energy Star program, there are still significant differences in how much energy is consumed to produce the heat. The most efficient electric fireplaces will consume around 1,500 watts. Others, however, may have different settings, letting you lower that consumption to 750 watts for lower heat output.
  • Placement and aesthetic: Lastly, you will also want to consider where you might be placing your electric fireplace. Today, homeowners can choose from wall-mounted fireplaces that can be flush (built-in) or stick-out, faux stone fireplaces that mimic a traditional mantle, and more modern options with different LED lighting schemes.

Electric Fireplace FAQs

Are electric fireplaces safe?

Yes. Not only do electric fireplaces not contaminate your indoor air quality, they are also less of a fire hazard. You still need to be thoughtful in the placement of the fireplace to avoid potential fire dangers.

Do electric fireplaces look like real fire?

Yes. Many electric fireplaces on the market today produce authentic-looking flames and embers to create the illusion of real fire.

What sort of maintenance is required with an electric fireplace?

Forget the cumbersome task of cutting wood. With an electric fireplace, the only β€œmaintenance” required is to occasionally wipe down the front glass.

Can I use an electric fireplace year round?

Yes. Many electric fireplaces allow you to turn β€œoff” the heat function while still displaying the warm glow that imitates a real fire. If youΒ΄re in the mood for Christmas in July, this might be a tempting advantage.