Colorado Springs Fireplace Warehouse ETC – Why You Should Consider an Electric Fireplace
Every year at Fireplace Warehouse ETC, in both Denver and Colorado Springs, we sell more electric fireplaces than we did the year before. What’s even better for our customers is that every year there seems to be new innovations in electric fireplaces that see them becoming more realistic and user friendly.
Why should you consider an electric fireplace for your heating or decorative needs? Let us count the ways:
Fuel At Your Fingertips
Honestly, there’s something seductively simple about plugging in a Colorado Springs fireplace and then having to do nothing else but press a button on the unit or on a remote. Electricity is something you already have coursing through your home. Even if you have to install an outlet near where you wanted to mount your electric fireplace, the trouble and expense is trivial compared to extending a gas line or putting in a chimney or vent.
Just think, heat at your whim, but without the labor of sourcing firewood, the storage issues, or having a contractor run a gas pipe into your living room or bedroom.
All other fireplace technologies rely upon combustion to make heat, but not the electric fireplace. This means that your heat will not be setting off either your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors with fumes and escaped gas. You also have no need for an air intake, a flue vent or chimney, and all of the associated cleaning you have to do to ensure that your heat source doesn’t become a fire hazard.
Heat The Room—Or Nothing At All
Most electric fireplaces are essentially a zone heater. Most of them will throw enough BTU’s to heat a large room or two, essentially like they are a decorative, stationary space heater.
However, the electric fireplace is also capable of a trick that no other Colorado Springs fireplace is—making all light and no heat. You want to fall asleep by the “fire”, but without breaking a sweat, or tending to it? Just turn on the lighting element that creates the impression of “flames”, and leave the heating element off. To complete the illusion, some devices even give your electric fireplace a soundtrack of crackling, popping and hissing too.
The Ultimate in Kid Safe
An actual fire from gas or wood behind glass is a touch temptation for small children. With an electric fireplace, the heating elements are recessed, and the entire surface remains cool to the touch as the flames are merely projected light, making this an appliance that is perfect for any room inside your house.
Come See Us at Fireplace Warehouse ETC
Come see our selection of traditional and contemporary electric fireplaces at either of our showrooms in Colorado Springs or Denver. Shop Regency fireplaces, Town and Country fireplaces and much more. If you live in the Colorado Springs area, search “fireplace stores near me” on your mobile to find us. You can also call 1.866.738.8409 today for more information.