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Electric Fireplace FAQs

Q.  Is an electric fireplace 'green'?

A.  An electric fireplace is truly the ONLY environmentally-friendly hearth choice.  Every fireplace that burns gas, wood or pellets creates heat and products of combustion in order to create a fireplace ambiance.  Electric fireplaces give you a choice -  use them with or wtihout heat at anytime of the year when you want the aesthetic ambiance, but don't need the heat!  When the heat is turned on, there are no fumes or products of combustion to vent through a chimney or vent system.

Q. What is the energy efficiency of an electric fireplace?

A. 100%, since all of the energy supplied from your electric outlet to the fireplace is converted to heat gained by your room.  There is no heat lost in a flue or chimney.

Q. Do I need any fuel for an Electric Fireplace?

A.  No.  There is no wood, gas or liquid fuel to buy and store.  Simply plug the apliance into a standard 120V electric outlet and it's ready to use.

Q. Is an electric fireplace a healthy choice and are there any indoor air quality problems?

A. The electric fireplace is the safest and cleanest choice for you and your family since it emits no pollutants or products of combustion.  An electric fireplace heater simply circulates heated air in your room.  There is no risk of gas leaks or carbon monoxide, no mold that can be caused from condensation (a problem often found with other forms of heating).

Q. Do I need to replace light bulbs?

A.  You never have to change a light bulbs in a LED unit.  Electric Fireplaces that use conventional incadescent lights will require replacement every so often.

Q. Is one brand better than other brands?

A. Some units incorporate newer technology with patents applied for in many countries around the world.  Some have more unique flame effect features verses others with more conventional mechanical flame effect devices.  Some of the newer products provide a stunning visual impact to be experienced when relaxing in front of them.  LED technology uses less energy and lasts much longer than incadescent light bulbs, and with few moving parts, there is less chance for mechanical failures as well as silent operation.

Q. What is the heat output?

A. The output is controllable from the remote but on high, most electric fireplaces will produce just over 5,000 Btu's, which is adequate supplemental heat for up to 450 square feet.

Q. How large of an area will this fireplace heat?

A.  Heating capacity depends upon many factors including insulation, heat loss, geographic location, the location of the heater in the space, as well as outdoor temperatures, to name a few of the other determining factors.  Typically, though, our 5,000 Btu heaters will adequatley warm up to 450 square feet.  It can be thought of a as a suplemental or a space heater.

Q. Are electric fireplaces expensive to run?

A. This really depends on many factors, like the previous question.  Our electric units can be operated either with or without heat.  With units that incorporate LED systems, when operating without heat, the cost is almost inconsequential, especially as compared to gas or wood logs that consume fuel whenever there is a fire, with lots of heat wasted out the chimney.  Our electric fireplaces are appliances you can use throughout the year without wasting energy and when the electric heater is used, 100% of the heat generated comes into the room, with no waste.

Q. Does the glass front become hot?

A. No. The glass front always remains safe to touch, however we recommend that you keep away children from any appliance.

Q. Do I need a chimney?

A. No.  All our electric fireplaces can be installed without a chimney or flue, so you can place them practically anywhere in your home or business.

Q. I need more help?  Where can I get more information?

A. Feel free to utilize our "contact us" form or phone us M-F 7-6 Eastern Time at (888) 460-6324.