How to choose the best Electric Fireplace for your Home
You’ve made the decision that an electric fireplace is the right type of fireplace for you. There are so many kinds of alternative heating appliances to choose from. How do you tell which one will best suit your home?
Practical considerations for electric fireplaces choices
Before you choose the style of your appliance, there are practical concerns to take into account. Start with what room you’re going to put your fireplace in. Although most electric appliances are versatile in their placement, most people use their electric fireplace in one room, be it the living room, bedroom, or kitchen.
Having chosen a room, it’s time to think about space considerations. First, is the area small, or large? Do you need a snug corner unit, or do you have unlimited space for your unit? Be sure to measure the floor or wall where you will be putting your electric fireplace. Second, how large an area do you want to heat? Will you need to limit the heat output, or will you want your fireplace to create an unlimited and steady flow of heat? Finally, think about your current furniture. Can you set your room up so that there is a comfortable seating pattern, with no impedances of traffic, and a 120V outlet in easy reach of your fireplace?
An electric fireplace that fits your style
You’ve dealt with the practical stuff – now comes the fun part where you choose the model that suits your personal style. Electric fireplaces range from traditional to modern, and everything in between. A fireplace with a mantel, or surround will give your room a traditional feel. You can even choose finishes that compliment your furniture. A fireplace/entertainment center combination works well in a family room, providing an everyday feel and extra storage. For something more modern, select a wall mounted unit in an unusual configuration with glowing rocks, glass, or other media instead of logs.
Fireplace Warehouse has several working models, in their showrooms and staff to answer design questions. Visit us at 3827 Steele St, Denver 80205. Call us at 303 296-3823, or visit our website. We will happily answer any of your questions concerning choosing the right fireplace – electric or other fuel burning appliances for your home.