Posts tagged ‘Fireplace’

March 29th, 2011

Tips to Buy a Perfect Electric Fire Place

by Andrew Veazey

Electric fireplaces not only provide heat but they also provide ambiance for the home. There are many types of electric fire places available in the market, one should have to consider the following tips to pick up a perfect electric fireplace that suits his needs:

  • Location: The type of the electric fireplace to be purchased depends on the location, where it is to be installed, that is indoors or outdoors and it also depends on the the space available in the room and the size of the room.
  • Purpose: It also depends on the purpose, as these fire places can also be used for decorating the house.
  • Type of Home: The type of home like apartments and condominiums also effects the decision. The portable fireplaces can be used in apartments and condominiums because these apartments are considered as temporary residences.
  • Operation Costs: The purchase of the fire places also depends on the cost of the installation and the costs of operations, maintenance.
  • To get a uniform look, consider a fireplace that matches the style and color of the home furnishings.
  • It is better to buy an electric fireplace with glass that remains cool to the touch if the user has children or pets in the house.
  • Adjustable heat settings allows to set the heat level of electric fireplace, giving greater comfort and control.
  • A built in thermostat gives precise temperature readings when adjusting the fireplace’s heat settings.
  • Some electric fireplaces can operate without heat which provides ambiance in the summer.
  • Modern day electric fireplaces come in a variety of real wood finishes.
  • Some manufacturers are offering fireplaces with remote control which are more comfortable to use.
  • See whether the electrical fire place has the aromatic turning off feature.
February 11th, 2011

Parts of an Electric Fireplace

by Debbie Harry

Electric fireplaces are easy to install, save fuel, and can be fitted in any given space. Electric fireplaces can produce equal amount of heat as aCentrifugal blower traditional fireplace and are cost effective. Electric fireplaces are available in various sizes. On an average a normal electric fireplace requires a 120V connection and is capable of heating a 400-square-foot room.

An electric fireplace contains the following parts:

Cabinet Styles:
Electric fireplaces are available in styles like Solid oak, cherry, mahogany or painted white wooden cabinets with storage areas for books or collectibles. Fireplaces made of river rock or stacked stone makes interior decoration more attractive. An electric fireplace with a mantle, ornate or antique mantles and modern wall inserts can be more attractive than others.

Heater Assembly:
Electric fireplaces contains an electric heater with a heat blower or fan attachment. Thermostat present in electric fireplaces help in setting the required amount of heat levels. Operative glass doors or a mesh pull-screen covers the fireplace opening for safety. Fireplace controls are either directed by a mounted wall control switch or by a hand-held remote.

Add Ons:
Add ons, such as crackling fire sounds, visuals of burning flames and fire sparkles help in creating a real effect of traditional fireplace.PA Fan

In an electric fireplace the problems arises because of the non functioning of the parts of the fireplace. Sometimes improper connection of wires can also create problems in working of electric fireplaces.