Aside from quality, there are many other factors that you should think about when shopping for an electric fireplace.
Here are some key factors to consider before purchasing an electric fireplace.
- Heat output
- Glass Size
- Lighting Variations
- Yearly Cost
Heat output is measured in BTU’s . The higher the BTU, the more heat a fireplace will produce. Electric fireplaces will produce a BTU between 1,000 to 7,000.
Electric fireplaces can be used with or without heat. If you choose to run your fireplace without heat you will reduce the total energy consumption while still maintaining its beautiful ambiance.
Most people purchase an electric fireplace for its appealing appearance. As we know, electric fireplaces cannot compete with gas or wood fireplaces in terms of heat output; but when it comes to innovative style, light, and aesthetics they can win.
A larger glass viewing area means you can see more of the flame and feel more of the warmth, comfort, and ambiance of the fireplace.
One of the most important aspects in an electric fireplace is the depth. It helps to create the flames that are indiscernible from the real flame.
Choosing the fireplace with the most available lighting combinations will help add versatility to your home with different color for any time of day or mood.
One of the benefits of electric is the ability to customize the lighting display. Now you can choose ice-blue, green, purple, orange, yellow, or any combination of the above.
The yearly cost is something that you need to consider before making decision to buy an electric fireplace. The yearly cost will vary based on your location, installation, and usage behavior.
Call our experts at The Fireplace Club at 905-597-6033 to get more information before purchasing.