The Fireplace is the focal point of your home and the perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends. It’s where you warm yourself, relax after a long day, and create a cosy atmosphere. Luxury Modern Fires offers that experience with a wide selection of electric fireplaces that will fit your home style.
These fireplaces are the perfect addition to any living space, creating a focal point that will instantly impress your guests.
Your fireplace is one of the most important areas of your home, especially in the colder months of the year. The modern electric fireplace you choose will make a great addition to the decor, adding warmth and character to your space while keeping you warm and cosy.
Will an electric fire heat up a room?
The electric fireplace is a cost-effective, safe and efficient way to heat your home. It also has the ability to warm up the room faster than traditional fireplaces. With an electric fireplace, the heat is easily dispersed into the room. This means that you don't have to worry about losing heat through other ventilation options or chimneys that are needed for other fireplaces.
Do electric fires use a lot of electricity?
Electric fireplaces can be one of the most energy-consuming appliances in a home, especially if you use them at their highest capacity and for many hours each day. In comparison to other large appliances like AC units, stoves or ovens - an average electric fireplace could consume as much electricity in just one hour as them.
The main difference between an electric fireplace and the oven, stove or other parts of a house is that you might run the fire for many hours each day. This means it consumes a lot more energy during that time than one appliance would. But this does not mean it's bad to use them - they can save on electricity and money when used correctly!
What are the best modern electric fires brands?
There is no mistaking the luxury and high quality offered by Dimplex. The products are well made, stylish and look great.
Are electric fires cheaper than gas fires?
Electric fireplaces are 100% efficient as they need any ventilation so no heat is lost up a chimney. We know that the price of gas is cheaper than electricity, but all of the energy used goes into heating your room. In addition to a generally lower price tag for installation than a gas fire, we can see how it evens out in terms of long-term costs when compared with a gas fire.
For example, it costs £34.49 (average UK unit price) for a 2kW electric fire to run for over 4 months for 2 hours a day. It costs £9.12 for a gas fire for the same period based on the UK average unit price. £25 difference may be big but you’ll have to think about the installation cost of a gas fire and whether it may work out cheaper to take on the electric fire running costs. Also, don’t forget that an electric fire doesn’t need flue inspections and annual servicing like the gas option, which could cost £50-£70.
What should I look for when buying an electric fireplace?
There are four things that you should look for and that includes:
The good news about electric fires is that there are six different styles for them, so you have a wide variety to choose from. Your personal preference and the space that you have available will help determine which style of fire is right for your room.
Stove – They copy the feel and style of a traditional wood-burning stove but you won’t need to get logs delivered. They are free-standing and can be moved anyway around the house.
Suite – They incorporate a full surround and a fire and multiple designs can be taken from the box and positioned against the wall for a fireplace that is instant.
Inset – They normally slot into a cavity or opening which could be either a surround that can house the back of the fire or an existing fireplace opening. If you don’t have an opening then a lot of inset designs come with ‘spacer kits’ which can make them freestanding.
Wall-mounted – They are perfect if you have limited floor space or if you want a modern option. They can either hang on the wall or be built-in with a streamlined look.
Basket – They are great if you’re looking for a rustic and open fireplace design. You could even get an optional realistic ‘ash bed’ feature.
Radiant bar – They have a vintage style which provides radiant heat for instantaneous warmth in your room.
There are several electric flame technologies on the market and the one you choose will be based on your budget and the effect you would like. For example, you could pick a beautiful three-dimensional flame effect (Optimyst) that uses coloured lighting and water mist to create the illusion of flames and smoke or an LCD screen (Opti-V) with sound elements for a perfect fire experience.
Creating a traditional look with your new fireplace? Opt for a glowing log bed or coal bed, but if you want to give it more of a contemporary feel, try pebbles and crystal beds. Most fires come with fuel that matches the style of the fire-log fuel bed in stoves -but offers some variety of the fuel bed.
A lot of electric fires will come with heat output ranging from 600W to 2kW. When you start looking for an electric fire, it is important to look at the wattage- the higher that number is the better and faster this fire can heat your room. For added efficiency, many fireplaces contain a thermostatic control which means that when your living space falls below a set temperature, it produces heat.