Considering an Electric Fireplace? What you should know

By July 16, 2015August 4th, 2022Thought Leadership

Heating your home with an electric fireplace can have many benefits over a traditional wood or gas fireplace.


Because electric fireplaces don’t require a chimney or flue, they provide you with the ultimate flexibility. You don’t have to worry about structural changes or the permits associated with installing a traditional fireplace or chimney. Depending on what type you choose to purchase, an electric fireplace might require only an outlet.

Many electric fireplaces are portable, so you can get the most use out of your purchase and place it almost anywhere in your home. You can replace your existing fireplace or add a new one.

Energy Efficiency

An electric fireplace can lower your utility bills by utilizing zone heating. The electricity is 100% efficient; other methods, such as gas or wood, waste energy through the flue. With electric heating, all heat is converted and dispersed into the living space.

Energy-efficient LEDs are often used, which last longer and cost less to operate than traditional bulbs.


An electric fireplace can be much safer than traditional fireplaces. They have no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, and they release no particulates into the air. Because they don’t require wood as fuel, they are more environmentally friendly than wood-burning fireplaces. You also avoid breathing in the chemicals that faux fire logs release as they burn.

Electric fireplaces significantly reduce the risk of property damage when compared to a traditional fireplace. They also require less maintenance and contain almost no moving parts that could break down.


A wide range of styles means that at least one design will surely suit your tastes. Electric fireplaces are sold as standalone units, wall mounted, or built in. From sleek and modern to traditional, electric fireplaces can fit into any decor, and create the ambiance and mood you desire.

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About Modern Flames

Modern Flames is known as an innovative leader in contemporary electric fireplace design and technology for residential and commercial environments. Pioneering the introduction of the modern linear electric fireplace throughout North America in 2008, the style has since set the standard for architects, designers, builders, and homeowners due to the ultra-realistic flame appearance paired with the ease of installation and affordability.

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