Wood and gas fireplaces are common fixtures in homes of all shapes and sizes. They are desired not only as a heating source, but also as a means of establishing a cozy, zen-like ambiance in the living room, family room, or bedroom.
But there are drawbacks to owning wood and gas fireplaces. For example, a wood burning chimney is messy and requires a lot of of maintenance. You have to have a constant supply of logs, deal with smoky emissions, and arrange for ash removal. A gas model is also problematic because you have to worry about the pilot light going out, be vigilant about gas leaks, deal with overheating issues and high operating costs, and ensure you have proper ventilation in place.
Fortunately, it's possible to convert your current unit to an electric fireplace. All you really need is a Dimplex electric fireplace insert or similar model and a standard electrical outlet to start immediately enjoying the benefits.
- Flames and heat operate independently. You can set your new electric fireplace to utilize the heat options when you want to warm up a room or turn on just the flame when you simply want to beautify your surroundings. This allows you to use the unit all year round instead of only in the cooler months.
- 100% energy efficiency. Because no ventilation system is used, none of the heat generated by your electric fireplace is lost up the chimney into the atmosphere. That means you can take advantage of a 100% energy efficient product that will cost you just pennies per hour to run.
- Safe and clean operation. A Dimplex electric fireplace does not give off any emissions at all, making it much healthier than a wood or gas model. Moreover, you never have to be concerned about gas leaks, excessive carbon monoxide, or any of the other troublesome aspects of other fireplace designs.
Our Dimplex electric fireplace inserts are ideal for homeowners that want to convert an old wood or gas unit so they can enjoy all the heating benefits and visual pleasure that come with traditional fireplaces without any of the bothersome maintenance and safety issues. We have sizes to fit most standard fireboxes, as well as optional expandable trim kits to accommodate larger openings, so make the switch today!