A fireplace is a focal point in many homes providing an alternative heat source and a sense of ambiance. Additionally, a hearth or mantle around the fireplace creates a sense of charm and acts as an accent to the room. Unfortunately, many people never actually use their fireplace due to safety concerns, maintenance, and the time and effort that is required to start and maintain a fire. As we enter into the winter season, and reach the peak time for fireplace usage, consider an electric insert for your fireplace. If you don’t already have a fireplace in your home, investing in an electric one could improve the look and feel of your space while also providing a clean and energy-efficient approach to heating your home. Is an electric fireplace insert upgrade a suitable investment for you? Keep reading to find out!
Why Invest in an Electric Fireplace Insert?
If you’re looking for a safe, energy-efficient, and low-cost way to stay warm, then an electric fireplace insert may be the best heating choice for your home. With an electric fireplace insert, you can still get the look and feel of logs and flames without the hassle of hauling wood, the messy aftermath of a fire, or the possible dangers that come with smoke and flames. If you’re concerned about having a fireplace with small children or pets in the house, electric fireplace inserts are the ideal solution since they stay cool to the touch. Another benefit to keep in mind when considering an electric fireplace insert is the easy installment process. Hire licensed professionals, like the team at Energysavers, to fit the electric insert directly into your existing fireplace and it is ready to use immediately. If you don’t already have a fireplace in your home, an electric insert is a great investment since you do not need a chimney or a vent. Electric fireplaces do not produce actual flames or smoke, which eliminates the risk of carbon monoxide. The demand for an electric fireplace insert is increasing globally, mostly due to clean energy and the elimination of the need for a chimney.
How an Electric Fireplace Insert Works
Electric fireplace inserts create a flame through the projection of LED lights onto a screen. The LED lights usually consist of one strip at the bottom, additional strips can be displayed to add more depth. The heat from an electric fireplace insert is created by a built-in heater that emits anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 BTU’s of heat and works separately from the flames, so you can turn off the heat and still enjoy flames year-round if you’d like. Contrary to other models, an electric fireplace insert will generate heat, but not the same amount as the others. However, electric fireplace inserts are a great investment for supplemental heating. Supplemental heating allows you to lower your homes overall heat by a couple degrees while effectively heating a room that is being occupied. Electric fireplace insert manufacturers offer a variety of innovative models such as: freestanding, wall-mounted, wall or table inserts, and more. These factors are key to the healthy growth of the electric fireplace insert market.
- Cost: Electric fireplace inserts are generally more affordable, and their efficiency makes them of far better value than other alternatives. When you don’t have to consider a budget for purchasing firewood, gas, or chimney cleaning, an electric fireplace insert becomes a more attractive investment
- Energy Efficient: As the winter months roll in, energy bills may increase due to constantly heating your home. Investing in an electric fireplace insert is an effective way to heat a room you may be occupying without significantly increasing your electric bill. This goes back to the idea of supplemental heating and its way to effectively keep a room at a comfortable temperature while saving money.
- Longevity: Surprisingly, electric fireplace inserts can last a long time. They’re less susceptible to corrosion and rust, unlike woodstoves, gas, or wood burning fireplaces. Your electric fireplace has the potential to look and function like they’re brand new, even after years of usage. Depending on how frequently it’s used, your electric fireplace insert can last up to 20 years.
By now, you should have a good understanding of why an electric fireplace insert may be a good investment for your home. If you’re interested in an electric fireplace insert the professional at Energysavers are willing and ready to help. We have an array of fireplace inserts to choose from and to get started you can call 603-279-7961 or schedule a free visit to our showroom.
About Energysavers, Inc.
Founded over 40 years ago, Energysavers is family-owned and operated out of Meredith, NH. We are proud to provide quality, dependable pellet stoves, wood stoves, fireplaces, hot tubs, saunas, outdoor grills, and more. Our technicians are certified and have been working with our team for decades. Visit the showroom and choose from the many models and sizes we have in stock and receive the best price and quality service. Call us today at (603) 279-7961 to visit our store or schedule a home inspection.