Electric fireplaces are gaining popularity as an attractive source of supplemental heat for your home. There are many attractive styles from which to choose, so finding a fireplace that complements your decor should not be a problem. Although we are not endorsing one particular brand over another, it is wise to shop for brands that are UL Certified and/or CSA Certified. You want to purchase a brand that has been inspected under strict quality control guidelines. Permits are not required to install electric fireplace heaters. Although it is safe to leave an electric fireplace insert on overnight, you probably will want to turn it off when possible. The top brands like Dimplex, Classic Flame and Real Flame are among those certified safe for consumers. Look for features such as safety shut-off, automatic shut-off timer, and a temperature limiter.
It is important to observe basic safety precautions when using an electric fireplace. Electric fireplace heaters should never be connected using extension cords. They should be plugged directly to a wall outlet or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. A free standing electric fireplace heater has a few advantages over a natural wood burning fireplace, a coal burning unit, or natural gas. You can enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fireplace in your house or apartment without the hassles, cleaning, maintenance, and fuel costs of traditional fireplaces. As a decorative element, electric fireplace heaters can beautify your livingroom, three season room, den or bedroom. There are so many very attractive models available that will improve the ambience of your living space even when not in use. They use about as much energy as a simple space heater. An electric fireplace heater can be installed anywhere at little cost. There are absolutely no carbon emissions, no fuel is consumed, no venting is required, and there is no messy ash to clean up. Call AJP Electric LLC at 860-875-7755 with any questions you may have today.