Safety and cost efficiency are at the top of the list when individuals consider adding a primary or supplementary heat source to any room. An electric fireplace insert or electric fireplace log insert is a safe and economical method for providing the heat and ambiance of a traditional fireplace to your home without the associated risks. Not only are they cost effective, they are easy to install and require no maintenance.
Deciding Which Electric Fireplace Insert Is Right For You
There are two types of electric fireplaces that are considered inserts. One option is the electric fireplace log insert set that is placed in an existing fireplace. This choice allows you to convert an existing gas or wood fireplace into a vibrant heat source in a few minutes. An electric fireplace log insert set comes with lifelike flame technology that creates the look of a wood fire with a realistic flame image, electric fireplace log insert, and a glowing bed of embers. There are a variety of models to choose from with each one having its own unique features. For example, the Classic Flame 24-inch Electric Fireplace Log Insert set is ideal for more sophisticated fireplaces. It comes with all LED technology, supplies supplemental heat for 400 square feet, has realistic hand-finished logs with a natural inner glow, and comes with a multi-function remote control. For more rustic fireplaces, the Dimplex 23-inch Deluxe Electric Fireplace LED Log Set would be ideal. It comes with the patented Dimplex flame effect, can provide supplemental heat for 400 sq. ft., has realistic looking hand finished logs, and an on/off remote.
The second type of electric fireplace insert is ideal for homes that do not have an existing fireplace. This electric fireplace insert is a four-sided firebox that can operate independently from any other item. Because of this aspect, it is incredibly versatile and can be used on its own or can be inserted into a cabinet, entertainment center, or even a wall. This type of electric fireplace insert is available in a variety of sizes to fit your needs, and each unit provides the beauty of a fire with or without the heat being turned on. For people who want the most realistic experience, the Dimplex 32” Multi-Fire/Purifire Plug-In Electric Fireplace Insert would be perfect. This electric fireplace insert comes with all LED technology featuring hand-finished logs and pulsating embers. The firebox includes, working bi-fold front doors, pull screen and a multi-function remote control. If what you want is a more modern twist on the fire experience, the Dimplex 33-inch DFG3033 Plug-In Electric Firebox would be ideal. This unit comes with Dimplex’s patented flame effect that emanates from a bed of colored glass pieces, a large 30-inch viewable area, and a multifunction remote control.
Installation Is A Breeze
Once you have decided between an electric fireplace insert and an electric fireplace log insert set, you can install it in your home. If you are converting an existing fireplace, make sure all debris has been removed from the area before placing the electric fireplace log insert set into the fireplace. Once this has been done, pick the unit up and move it into the fireplace. After it is in the fireplace, plug it into the nearest standard electrical outlet. If you have chosen a four-sided electric fireplace insert, simply place the unit in your media center, cabinet, or by itself in any area of the home. Once you have placed it in a desired location, simply plug the unit in, and you will instantly be enjoying your own fireplace.
Whichever insert you choose, both offer the same benefits of electric fireplaces in general. Both are tested to make sure they meet UL standards and are designed with automatic shut-off features for inexpensive maintenance of room comfort levels.