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The Advantages of Free Standing Electric Fires

By Nathan Shipley Subscribe to RSS | May 26th 2012 | Views:
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Are you looking to bring some warmth and atmosphere to your home by installing a fireplace? Before opting for the traditional style of fireplace, have you thought about a free standing electric fireplace instead?

Free standing electric fires have a lot of advantages over the traditional types of fireplaces such as:

They are Easier to Maintain

One of the biggest advantages to these types of fireplaces is that you will never have to clean out the ash and waste from your fireplace again! This can be especially important when you have a poorly ventilated room because a traditional fireplace can cause ash and smoke to enter the home. All you will need to do to maintain your free standing electric fires is to change the light bulb every now and then when it burns out.

You Will Not Have to Remodel Your Home

If you choose to install a traditional wood-burning fireplace in your home where one does not already exist, you will need to be prepared for an extensive amount of renovation. A space in the wall must be created for the fireplace and the chimney, which can be very expensive and time consuming. However, if you are installing free standing electric fires there is no need to perform any renovation. You can simply install them in your home anywhere you like with a very minimal amount of effort and disturbance to the home. There is no need to create a chimney and your new modern fireplace will be portable so that it can be used in other rooms later if you so desire.

Electricity is Easy to Access

Wood-burning fireplaces are quite nice, however they require hours of chopping and hauling wood to create that warm and comforting fire. If you don’t have any dry wood prepared, you will not be able to start a fire. However, when using your free standing electric fires you will be able to switch on the fire whenever you choose. Electricity is easily accessible and relatively inexpensive, unlike natural gas which can be very costly.

They Offer Flame Control for More Safety

When you use electric fireplaces, the flames can be turned on and off quickly and easily. Since these flames produce little heat, the glass of the fireplace will stay cool to the touch. This can be very important when you have small children or pets in your home, because it reduces the risk that they will burn themselves accidently by touching the glass.

These are just a few of the advantages that free standing electric fires have over traditional styles of fireplaces. You might find that this technology is the better option for your home, especially if you are searching for ease of installation and maintenance.

Nathan Shipley - About Author:
Free standing electric fires are a fantastic way to create a warm and cosy atmosphere in your home and they have many benefits compared to traditional styles of fireplaces.

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