If you don’t have a real chimney or fireplace in your home, you may want to install an electric fireplace. Even if the place where you live does have an operational fireplace, you may still choose an electric stove over a traditional hearth. Electric stoves are a lot cleaner than coal-powered fires and much cleaner too. Gas fired stoves are an option for some, but some building regulations can restrict the use of open gas fires in living spaces. In this case, electric heat is your answer.
Advantages of Electric
- Costs – Electric fireplaces mean you can cut costs of heating bills in your home. Not only do you save money, you’ll also save energy. Electric stoves allow you to heat only the areas of your home that you are using. Then you’ll feel nice a snug in that room and can turn down the central heating thermostat. Electric fireplaces give off a lot of heat, but they only cost a few pennies an hour to run.
- Ready to Go – All you need is a standard electric socket, and you are ready to start receiving the warmth from the electric stove. Most electric stoves sit on the floor, so do not even need special brackets for wall mounting. Within a few minutes of unpacking the box, you are set to go with your electric stove.
- No Venting – Electric fire places do not require any venting, unlike gas stoves or traditional fireplaces. This is really great for more modern buildings that never had a chimney installed, but also for houses with blocked chimneys. New houses are rarely built with chimneys, and many houses built in the era of coal and wood fires now have had their chimneys blocked, mainly to prevent heat loss. This also ensures greater safety. There are still around 10,000 chimney fires per year in the UK, with many being reported in the east and west midlands, because of the style of housing that are dominant there. For this reason, many homeowners are choosing to block their chimneys to reduce the risk. However, to get that warm and toasty feeling back, many people are now installing electric stoves in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire.
- Use in Small Places – Even if we want to have a real fire in our home, sometimes it’s not just possible. But if we want to recreate that snug feeling we grew up with, and reduce our overall heating bills, and stay safe, then an electric stove is a great solution.
Enjoy the Benefits
Installing an electric stove in your home is a great idea if you wish to receive the benefits of low-cost warmth during the colder months. In the winter, you can heat the room you are in much more efficiently than if you were to rely on central heating alone. Electric fireplaces are very efficient, and don’t cost a lot of money to run. They are also incredibly easy to install and get running, and require no venting. If you have a smaller space as your home, but still want to receive the benefits of a stove, then installing an electric one is your answer.