Buying an Electric Fireplace

Many people choose to add a fireplace to their home while it is being built. Fireplaces bring a special warmth to rooms that no other piece can, all without running up your electric bill! They also offer a great decorative place in the home where you can gather your family at the end of the night to read or just sit and have a cup of coffee during the cold winter months.

When buying an electric fireplace, do not settle when it comes to choosing the electric fireplace logs, because that is the feature that will make all the difference. There is no reason to settle for a cheaply made or fake-looking fireplace. There are many different types of electric fireplace logs available in a wide range of prices. And, since many options can simply be inserted into an existing fireplace, the installation is a relatively easy, painless process.

The Logs Make All The Difference

As a general rule, the more realistic you want your fire place to look, the more expensive the logs are going to be. For example, many new types of ceramic logs look remarkably realistic. In addition, they create a rolling, pulsating lighting effect, which simulates the look of real fire, without any of the added smoke that comes from a wood burning fire.

When it comes to maintaining a realistic feel, it is the small details that really make the difference. There are many brands of electric fireplace that surround the electric portions of the unit with real wood, giving the piece a more rustic and realistic feel. And, now, many electric fireplace logs even come with embers underneath that appear to glow with a lively dance of alternating colors simulating smoldering coals, which adds to the realistic look.

The appearance of your logs and the accompanying lighting effects make a huge difference. Luckily, with electric fireplaces, the ability to change the look and feel of your fire rests with you. Whatever your personal opinion and style, just know that there are many options out there.

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