Sunday, November 23, 2008

Top 10 benefits of using Electric Fire

Before the introduction of television, the fireplace used to be the center of a living room where the members of a family used to gather in the evening. The Fireplace still occupies an important place in a room. Now a day, Electric Fire is turning out to be a very good alternative to the good old log burning fire place. The advantage of an Electric Fire is that it does not mess up your room like the traditional fireplace. You could install an electric fire in case you do not have a gas connection to enjoy its warmth. These electric fires come in different styles, colors and finishes and are suitable for use in both contemporary as well as traditional homes. The biggest disadvantage of a fireplace is that produces ash which itself could be damaging. These ashes require constant cleaning and dusting of the room. Secondly, when smoke backs up out of the chimney, it could be quite dangerous for the furniture as well as books. These problems could be avoided by using an electric fire instead. There are a few more advantages of electric fire. Let us look at them in some detail. Energy efficient These electric fires are very energy efficient and keep the wastage of heat to the minimum. The running cost could be less than �2 per year when running it on 'flame only' setting. Easy to install Compared to other types of fireplaces, electric fire is quite easy to install. You will just have to plug in the electric fire into a power socket and the electric fire is ready for your use. The installation would take only a few minutes rather than hours or days as required for installing other types of fireplaces. Flexible design These electric fires do not require a chimney, flue or pipe work to be installed along with it. Therefore, the electric fire could be placed in any part of the room as per your choice. In case, you change your residence, you can carry it along with you for installation in your new house. Safe and reliable to operate As no fuel is burnt to generate heat, electric fire is very safe to operate. There is no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning either. Electric fire also does not require regular servicing for its proper operation. Low cost Compared to other types of fireplaces, electric fire is quite cheap and requires hardly any installation cost. There are many other advantages of electric fire installation. But, the advantages described above are the main advantages of electric fire.

By: JessicaThomson

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