Safety and cost efficiency are at the top of the list when individuals consider adding a primary or supplementary heat source to any room. An electric fireplace insert or log set is an economical way for to heat your room without the associated risks of a chimney fire. Not only are they cost effective, but they are easy to install and require no maintenance.
Deciding Which Electric Fireplace Insert Is Right For You
There are two types of electric fireplace styles that are considered inserts. The log set is placed in an existing chimney, which allows you to convert an existing gas or wood fireplace into a vibrant heat source in just minutes. A log insert comes with lifelike flame technology that creates the look of a real wood fire on a glowing bed of embers. There are a variety of models to choose from, each having its own unique features. The Classic Flame 24-inch Electric Fireplace Log Insert is ideal for more sophisticated fireplaces. It comes with LED technology, supplies supplemental heat up to 400 square feet, has realistic hand-finished logs with a natural inner glow, and comes with a multi-function remote control. For more rustic fireplaces, the Dimplex 23-inch Deluxe Electric Fireplace LED Log Set comes with the patented Dimplex flame effect, has realistic looking hand finished logs, and an on/off remote.
The second type of electric fireplace insert is ideal for homes that do not already have a hearth. A four-sided firebox can operate independently, making it incredibly versatile to be used on its own or inserted into a cabinet, entertainment center, or even a wall. For people who want the most realistic experience, the Dimplex 32” Multi-Fire/Purifire Plug-In Electric Fireplace Insert would be perfect. This electric fireplace insert comes with all LED technology featuring hand-finished logs and pulsating embers. The firebox includes working bi-fold front doors, a pull screen and multi-functioning remote. If you want a more modern twist on the fire experience, the 33-inch DFG3033 Plug-In Electric Firebox comes with Dimplex's patented flame effect that emanates from a bed of colored glass pieces, a large 30-inch viewing area, and a multifunction remote control.
Installation Is A Breeze
Once you have decided between an electric fireplace insert and a log insert, it's time to install. If you are converting an existing fireplace to electric, make sure all the debris has been removed before placing the log insert into the hearth. Once this has been done, plug it into the nearest electrical outlet. If you have chosen a four-sided electric fireplace insert, simply place the unit in your media center, cabinet or wherever you want it to reside and plug it in.
Whichever insert you choose, both offer the same benefits of electric fireplaces - warmth and comfort. Both are tested to meet UL standards and are designed with automatic shut-off features for inexpensive maintenance of room temperatures.