January 28, 2019

Guide on Choosing Wood-Burning or Electric Fireplaces

 

Traditional wood fireplaces and electric fireplaces are two massive fireplaces on the market. In this article, we will mainly introduce you these two different types to help you choose the fireplace suitable for you.

 

Wood-Burning Fireplaces 

 Wood-burning fireplaces have been a massive choice as a heating device for a long time. Not until recent years, the electric fireplaces gains its popularity among the heating devices. 

Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Pros:

Wood-burning fireplaces are eye-catching elements of home style. A real wood fire can easily create a dynamic ambiance as if dated back to 18th century. Now let us try to demonstrate a Hygge image. Surrounded with fine home dining, hot chocolate, cracking sound and sparking flame, families, and friends sitting beside the fireplace to enjoy a winter party.

Cons: 

Just like Santa Claus and the reindeer, when referring to the wood-burning fireplaces, chimneys are always following behind. Always criticized by its inefficiency, the wood-burning fireplaces do take a little bit longer to heat up. It seems that everything has an end, a beautiful, roaring fire is not an exception.  Ash and dust will stay at the bottom which needs to be cleaned.

 

Electric Fireplaces

As for the electric one, you will have multiple choices such as wall mounted, built-in, inserts, free-standing and those with mantels. Depending on the different home style you like,  modern, contemporary or classic, there are always a type can wholly fit in your needs. 

Electric Fireplaces

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Pros: 

Unlike the wood-burning one, it won't generate any toxic fumes such as carbon monoxide at all. Also, it is movable that you can keep using even if you move to another apartment or new house. Besides, it is an economical choice compared to wood-burning and gas versions. Most importantly, once the power-on, the spring will immediately come to life! You don't even have to wait for a few seconds.

Cons:

Significantly relying on the electric, the worst result of using is that once the power off, the electric fireplace also will be crashed at the same time. What's more, because the fire is fake, it is hard to achieve the energetic effect of real fire truly. 

 

Wall Mounted Fireplaces

With only having a few components, it is a piece of good news for those who have difficulty in setting up. Just enjoy the fun of installation with only the need for a screwdriver. 

Wall Mounted Fireplaces

 

Freestanding Electric Fireplaces

Freestanding fireplaces have all the functions as wood-burning fireplaces do, except for the storage. Freestanding one is putting on the floor, while the other is hanging on the wall. Depends on different home Décor, you can choose it with stone decoration, MDF wood or steel to unite the overall style.

Freestanding Electric Fireplaces

 

Here are 5 benefits of electric fireplaces:

Low Cost

Compared to other kinds of fireplaces, the electric fireplaces maybe more economical.

Easy Installation

Even for those who lack the experience of assembling, the fireplaces are still easy to be installed. Just go to find a professional if you still have difficulties.

No Mess

Unlike wood-burning fireplaces, the derivatives of the electric fireplaces are only electric bills but not ash and dust.

Clean Air

Many people suffer from a breathing problem have more demands on air quality. They are eager to stay in a clean atmosphere. With no actual flame, the product just caters to their particular needs.

Safe for Children and Pets

Usually, children and pets should far away from the heating devices. However, the surface of the electric heaters stays cool so that they won't get scald by touching the heaters. 

 

Think about a few questions

First, do I need a heater? Second, which pattern would I rather like? Third, what size storage heater do I need? After having a clear mind on these questions, I guess you will get on the right track to finding your perfect fireplace.