There are many reasons why people buy an electric fireplace. Some people buy it because it is safe. Some others, because it is affordable and is easy to use. Are you looking forward to buying one? If so, then you should read our buying guide here. Below are things you should consider before you decide to buy.
Yes, size. If you are living in a smaller home or an apartment, you may not want to buy a full-size unit that will take up all of your living space. Here is what you can do: break out the measuring tape and measure the space where you intend to put the unit. You will need the height, the width and how far the unit should project from the wall. If your space is limited, you might want to consider a corner design that can be installed easily into the corner of a room.
The unit can go anywhere. However, they need electricity. This means that it can only be placed within reach of the standard wall outlet. Most of them are not recommended for use with extension cords due to the potential fire hazard. Make sure that the unit’s cord is long enough to reach the outlet. Also, make sure it won’t be easily tripped over.
Most of them produce about the same amount of heat and cost as an electric space heater. However, you are not going to use the unit to heat your entire house. They are an attractive and excellent choice for a supplementary heat source, though. You may want to look for a unit that has the flame and heat working independently of one another. If you do that, you can always enjoy the look of a crackling fire. Even when you don’t need the heat.
The style of the unit is entirely up to your taste. Here is a tip: make sure that the electric fireplace blends nicely with your décor. Take a look at your décor choices so the unit won’t stick out like a sore thumb.