Why choose an electric stove or fire for your home?

There are many reasons why you may decide to choose an electric heating appliance for your home. A stove or fire powered with this fuel source can offer simple, mess free, installation, instant comfort and warmth on cold or dull days, as well as providing a relaxing ambiance year-round with realistic flame effect.

Easy to Install

Get the look and benefits of real fire in seconds with a flick of a switchReally it’s that simple; unpack, position, plug in! This makes an electric fire or stove a great option if you don’t have a working chimney or flue and a good alternative if you don’t have a gas supply to your home. You won’t even need to create a vent through an outside wall.

Essentially an electric appliance is much more flexible than a gas or fuel burning fire, as you can place it anywhere that it can be plugged in. Do keep in mind that freestanding electric fires need to be placed against a flat wall. 

Easy to Operate

Many modern electric fires and stoves have fantastic built in features such as remote controls to enable you to switch the device on and off from anywhere in the room, which can be particularly helpful if you have limited mobility. There are also fires with their very own Apps allowing you to control the adjust your fires display and ambience from your phone or tablet.

Energy Efficient 

Many people assume that electric fires cost a lot to run. This is down to the fact that electricity usually has a higher unit cost than gas. While this is true, it is worth bearing in mind that modern electric fireplaces are 100% efficient, no heat is lost up a chimney and they have a very low, or no, installation cost.

And because they work independently of the heating, you can enjoy the relaxing effect of the ‘flames’ all year round, adding ambience without overheating the room on mild evenings or when the central heating is on.

Many of our fires use LED bulbs and the cost of running a fire in ‘flames’ only setting can be as little as just £2 per year.  The predicted life of an average LED bulb is 50,000 hours.

Safe and Reliable

Because electric fires do not burn fuel internally to generate heat there are none of the associated safety risks, such as carbon monoxide poisoning. 

They are ideal for use in smoke control areas and a great alternative if you want a cleaner and more environmentally friendly option than a wood-burning stove.

One of the benefits of electric appliances is that they don’t need annual servicing by Gas Safe engineers, and you don’t need to get any chimneys cleaned either. One less worry saving you time and money.

Browse our wide range of electric fires and stoves here to find the ideal appliance for your home.

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