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 a specific electric fireplace, it is important to remember that each situation is different. As a result, personal preferences and needs will typically need to be considered before purchase.
Here are some questions to ask before purchase:
- Is this part of a renovation project?
- How much floor space is there to work with?
- Does the unit need to be multi-functional or can it stand alone?
- Will it add a nice focal point to a room?
- What sort of supplemental heat requirements are needed?
- Does the unit need wheels so it can be moved from room-to-room?
With several models and manufacturers to choose from, it is important to have most of the questions answered. Here are brief descriptions of the different styles to choose from:
Built-In Electric Fireplaces become a permanent addition to a home or business and are ideal for renovation or construction projects because they can be placed anywhere in a room: on an inside or outside wall, above or below grade or even in corners.
Plug-In Electric Fireplaces can be used in an existing masonry fireplace, or added to an existing wall cabinet with minimal modification to the wall unit. These are also sold paired with a freestanding mantel are a nice fit for use on a wall or corner spaces where there is no exiting cabinetry.
Electric Log Inserts are a great solution for converting an existing gas or wood burning masonry fireplace into a no fuss electrical unit.
Electric Fireplace TV/Media Packages are beautiful, functional additions to entertainment rooms and contain an electric fireplace housed in a wood or metal piece of furniture. In addition to the electric firebox they include separate shelves for your media players and some have storage for CDs and DVDs, making them multifunctional.
Freestanding Electric Stoves look like traditional wood burning cast iron stoves and are generally smaller than mantel packages. These often are moved from room to room.
Rolling Mantel Packages are purposely lightweight so they can be easily moved from room to room with as little hassle as possible.
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