Electric Fireplace Articles
DIY - Wood & Gas to Electric Conversion Guide
Fireplaces provide much more than just heat for your home. They add an ambiance, a sense of comfort and a hearth to be shared with family and friends throughout the winter months.
Dimplex Builder's Box Flame Technology
Dimplex is one of the leading brands of electric fireplaces and a world leader in electric heating. Dimplex produces a wide variety of electric fireplace styles such as built in units, log sets and mantel packages which include furniture grade cabinetry enclosing an electric unit.
Electric Fireplace TV Stands - Fashion and Function
Generally, families spend a lot of their time together in a common or family room in front of their media centers. Unfortunately, the cost of heating media rooms can be expensive.
Electric Fireplaces for Every Room
If you have ever lived in a home where you've dreamed of cozying up with your husband or wife in front of a warm, crackling fire but simply cannot afford the cost of having a fireplace installed and/or don't want to deal with the hassle of maintaining a gas or wood fireplace, there's a solution: electric fireplaces.
Electric Fireplaces - the "Green" Choice
Now more than ever, people seem to be gravitating towards becoming more "green." Green lifestyles encourage protecting the environment and can be easy solutions for any size family, home or office space.
Choosing Between Electric and Gas
Both electric fireplaces and vent-free gas fireplaces are less expensive than installing a vented wood burning or gas fireplace into your home, yet they have their differences. One differentiation between the two is that a vent-free gas fireplace is a real gas fueled fire that produces real flames and electric fireplaces produce heat without utilizing a flame.
An Alternative Solution to Wood and Gas
Electric fireplaces are versatile heating systems designed to offer homeowners a convenient and environmentally friendly way to heat a living space. Using a technique known as zone heating, electric heaters can lower energy costs. Additionally, they come with standard safety features that make them safer than gas or wood alternatives.
How Electric Fireplaces Work
With all the fireplace varieties available on the market today, many people are confused about how each one operates and which one would best fit their needs.
Electric, Wood, Gas & Oil Comparison Infographic
Infographic: The Ultimate Guide on Electric Fireplaces vs. Wood, Gas & Oil Fireplaces
Energy Saving Tips For Your Home
As you’ve learned from our featured articles, modern flame technology allows you to have a freestanding or wall mount electric fireplace in your apartment, condo or home while creating the feel of a real fire without the associated risks.
DIY - Changing your Electric Fireplace Light Bulb
Every electric fireplace contains a light bulb that is used to create the realistic flame effect. To help sustain the best viewing experience, it is recommend the bulb be changed when a dark section within the flame appears, or when clarity and details of the log exterior fades.
DIY - Changing your Electric Fireplace Air Filter
In addition to heating your home in an energy-efficient way, some models of electric fireplaces help keep the air in your home clean by removing particles of dirt and dust floating in the air.
Questions to ask Before you Purchase
An electric fireplace or stove blends the beauty and warmth of a real fireplace without the hassle of a long installation or extensive upkeep throughout the year. Before choosing an electric fireplace though, it is important to remember that each situation is different.
DIY - Hanging a Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Wall-mount electric fireplaces are perfect for rooms that lack heat and area space. Generally, these fireplaces are directly inset into a wall or hung onto any wall so that space is still available throughout the room.
DIY - Installing a Trim Door Kit
Customers have selected door kits for a couple of reasons. First, the kits are used for moderate touch-ups associated with a wall-flushed insert. Second, and most importantly, door kits enable plug-in fireplace inserts to be installed within a finished wall surface or pre-existing fireplace area.
Choosing a Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
A wall mount fireplace is an attractive addition to any home or office. Because it provides a mesmerizing bed of glowing embers with a realistic flame effect. Nearly all models include a gentle source of supplemental heat that can be operated independently of the flame.
Combining Value and Safety
Often a property's value can be increased through the addition of a unique feature or selling point. While few property owners consider fireplaces to be an added benefit, traditional or even gas burning fireplaces are fairly common and rarely increase a property’s overall value.
Year-Round Energy Efficiency
No one wants to walk around his or her own home bundled up in a snowsuit to stay warm. With heating and cooling costs accounting for nearly 56 percent of the energy used within a home, finding ways to make a home more energy efficient can go a long way toward saving money.
Add an Electric Fireplace to your RV
Electric fireplaces are an emerging trend among cost conscious homeowners that want to use zone-heating techniques to lower their utility bills.
Realistic Flame Technology Advancements
Modern technology has allowed us to be able to enjoy the look and feel of fireplaces without all of the added hassle of having to worry about cleaning up the mess that is often caused by burning embers, soot and excess wood.
Space Saving Fireplaces for Apartments
Apartments and other small living spaces like condos, town homes and small single-family homes often don't have built-in fireplaces, but many people don’t realize the variety of electric fireplaces and heaters that can fit perfectly into those compact areas.
The Numbers Game - Cost Effective Heating
Selecting the perfect electric fireplace
Electric Fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes to suit your home or living space needs. Whether you are looking for a log insert, a wall hanging or built in linear fireplace or builders box, or would like a freestanding and portable unit like a electric fireplace stove, an electric fireplace mantel package, or fireplace tv stand, Electric Fireplaces Direct has the largest in-stock selection of electric fireplaces available anywhere.
Improving Energy Efficiency in your Home
Winter is on its way and energy costs have never been higher. While you can certainly don a few extra layers and a pair of mittens, no one wants to walk around their own home bundled up in a snowsuit to stay warm.
What Makes a Green Product?
Environmentally friendly products are typically labeled with an energy-efficient label, and we are proud to say that all of the products we carry are certified green products.
Choosing an Electric Fireplace Insert
A built-in fireplace or an electric fireplace insert is a great addition to any home or office. However, there are differences between the two and choosing the right one for your home or business will be dictated by which one fits your lifestyle best.
Why an Electric Fireplace Insert Is the Perfect Choice
Because an electric fireplace arrives pre-wired, they only need an electric outlet and a simple plug for use. All the buyer is required to do is place the unit into the existing firebox and plug it in, which makes installation a breeze.
Supplemental Zone Heating Options
Zone heating is a concept in which a supplemental heat source is used in a room only when it is needed. This enables homeowners to keep the thermostat low in the majority of the home, while enjoying a comfortable temperature in the rooms occupied most.
DIY - Convert From Traditional to Electric
Fireplaces are beneficial additions to homes and provide warmth and ambience for all those who want to include them in their lives.
Making the Switch with Room by Room Heating Efficiency
Heating and cooling costs can quickly add up and the upkeep associated with traditional fireplaces can make them an unflattering option, but electric fireplaces are excellent solutions for easily heating and cooling a home while enjoying the beauty of a fireplace.
Traditional, Gas, and Electric Fireplace: Making the Right Choice
So you’ve decided you’d like a fireplace in your home but have heard there are some major differences in cost and usability between traditional wood-burning, gas and electric fireplaces.
The 411 on Zone Heating Infographic
A free infographic depicting how zone heating saves money on home heating, provides comfort, is more energy efficient, and provides controls that allow for more choice.
Remodel your Home without the Destruction
If you live in an apartment, mobile home or even a home you don’t want to risk damaging, it can be difficult to come up with remodeling ideas, especially when it comes to home heating.
Heating Industry Jargon and Terms
As you’re shopping around for a home heating solution – whether you need to heat a room or a whole building – you might stumble over some of the many industry jargon words and abbreviations.
HVAC Technology Leads to Cost Savings
If you live or work in a building that was constructed at the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th century, there might be a big octopus in your basement.
Green Heating Tips Infographic
Tips and tricks to save money on home heating to winterize your home. Don't sacrifice comfort for money when you can install zone heating or supplmental heating.
Polar Vortex 2013 - 2014 Infographic
With record lows across the US this week, we discuss what a polar vortex is and why it's causing this intense cold front. We also document which states had record lows and why electric fireplaces are a great investment to warm up.
Electric Fireplaces for your RV Infographic
A free infographic depicting how an electric fireplace is a cost effective and comfortable solution for RVs and motor homes.
Mythbusting Energy Star Ratings Infographic
ENERGY STAR. An often misunderstood designation, the bright blue logo isn’t the be all, end all for green product distinction.
Fight the Allergy and Asthma Epidemic Infographic
With spring finally here, the asthma and allergy epidemic is also out in full effect. Officially called hay fever, roughly 1 in 5 people in the US and 10-30% worldwide suffer seasonal allergy symptoms.
Napoleon Electric Fireplaces - A Quality Brand with Innovation at its Forefront
Napoleon Fireplaces is a Canadian based company with over 40 years of exemplary product innovation and design. Originally a small steel fabrication business, then named Wolf Steel, Napoleon has evolved and expanded into multiple specialized industries, each of which they have become active leaders in. Backed with innovative, patented designs, technological advancements and the drive to ever surpass and improve, Napoleon has quickly risen as one of the most sought-after brands in the Electric Fireplace market.
Napoleon Introduces CLEARion See-Thru Electric Fireplace
As part of their new 2018 line-up, Napoleon comes to the plate swinging for the fences with its latest and most impressive built-in electric fireplace. Addressing a missing design element within the industry, the CLEARion is the first true 2-sided, see-thru linear built-in electric fireplace. This type of installation is ideal in applications where a fireplace feature in desired in two rooms at once, such as a family room looking in to the dining room, bedroom into the bathroom, or even from a great room into the foyer. The design choices and options are virtually limitless with this new breakthrough technology.
Seasonable Ways to Conserve Energy and Make Your Home More Efficient
Are your utility bills higher than you’d like? No matter the season, there are plenty of ways you can make your home more energy-efficient. The following methods are proven to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Blending Environmental and Stylish Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces
Modernizing a small space to be more environmentally friendly may be more easily accomplished through small changes rather than large-scale ones. Decorating small spaces with green and modish furnishings such as electric fireplaces or LED lights may be a good first step
Designing Work and Living Spaces at Home For the Modern Family
Having an in-home office that allows you to successfully work from home is important. Be sure to analyze the different areas of your home prior to building your workspace, for each location has its pros and cons.
Nine Ways to Create a Year-Round Backyard Retreat
By using these design tricks you’ll be able to use your backyard year-round while increasing their overall home value.