Electric Fireplaces: All of the Charm, None of the Hassle
Baby, it’s cold outside! Coast to coast in the U.S., the last month of 2013 has brought with it snow, ice, and record lows. Needless to say, most of us are searching for ways to stay warm and comfortable despite the frigid temperatures. While we often turn to traditional space heaters for our supplemental heating needs, many people (myself included!) are looking for a heater that doesn’t just warm the room, but looks good doing it. Enter electric fireplaces. These attractive heaters quickly become a focal point in foyers, offices, bedrooms, and living rooms alike.
And let’s face it, nothing defines cozy winter nights like the iconic look of a fireplace and warm fire. Of course, fewer home additions can be more aggravating than a traditional fireplace. Between purchasing (or chopping) wood, cleaning/maintenance, and carbon monoxide emissions, there’s a lot of hassle for a little ambiance. That’s why electric fireplaces are such a hit! They blend the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a space heater with the charm of a traditional fireplace—without the hassle. Typically requiring just a standard outlet, these fireplaces can be plugged in just about anywhere. Thanks to improved technology, they offer extremely realistic flames, simple operation, and tons of safety features.
Electric fireplaces are also available in a variety of styles, and some can even be used as entertainment centers for your flat screen TVs. From classic to contemporary designs— and even wall-mountable models—there are plenty of fireplace options that fit your needs. Our most popular finishes are black, walnut, and espresso. Be sure to click the links to browse our available options.
Looking for the most authentic flames? Check out the Dimplex Opti-Myst designs. Using revolutionary 3D flame-type and water molecules, this collection of electric fireplaces creates the illusion of flames and even smoke. As mist rises through log or rock beds, light reflects against the water molecules to create the illusion of 3D flames and smoke. No other electric fireplaces available today create this effect as well as Dimplex Opti-myst models. Many Opti-myst models include programmable thermostats, remote controls, and cost just less than 10 cents per hour to operate. Check out their real-looking flames below.
Don’t let the weather put a freeze on your comfort this winter season, add an electric fireplace to your home and create a welcoming environment that will warm your memories and heart for years to come.
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