Sitting in front of the fireplace is a cozy and warm experience, especially in the winter time when it’s chilly inside. Fireplaces often provide a central gathering spot where family and friends gather to tell stories, watch TV ,read and enjoy a beverage. But while traditional fireplaces can be beautiful and smell great, they can also be dirty and a hassle to maintain.
If you love the ambiance of a fireplace but don’t want to deal with messy firewood or the chore of stoking the fire, consider an electric fireplace instead. Your electrician in St. Charles MO can install it for you for instant enjoyment.
Here are the benefits of an electric fireplace in St. Louis and beyond.
If you have an electric fireplace, you don’t have to store and add firewood, which lowers the amount of maintenance you have to worry about. Plus, you don’t have to clean it often, as compared with a traditional fireplace that gets built up with soot, ash and fumes.
Also, with a traditional fireplace, you have to have it cleaned on a regular basis for safety and efficiency reasons. Those costs can add up.
If you have small kids or pets in the home, you may be concerned for their safety when operating a traditional fireplace because you don’t want them to get too close and get burned. This concern is mitigated with an electric fireplace. While the glass pane that separates your living room from the fire can get warm, they can’t get burned on it like they would with an open flame.
Installation of a traditional fireplace can cost thousands of dollars due to the fact that proper ventilation must be secured. If you don’t already have a chimney, you would have to install one, at major cost and change to your roof so fumes can escape.
With a lower barrier for entry with an electric fireplace, you are not limited by the style of your home. You can choose a large or a small fireplace: it’s totally up to you. It’s easier to change your style over time than it is to rework all the brick around a traditional fireplace. Plus, you’ll be saving money due to less maintenance and chimney cleaning expenses.
As the temperature drops outside, you are tempted to use your main heat source more and more, which drives up your energy bills. Electric fireplaces don’t use a lot of energy, which saves you money. You can choose to heat just the main room that you spend a lot of time in, setting the temperature lower in other areas of your house. This form of supplemental heating helps you save cash due to the fact that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work overtime to keep everyone comfortable.
Because electric fireplaces don’t experience the same problems as traditional fireplaces do with rust and corrosion, you can enjoy many more years with your fireplace. This improves your resale value as well.
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If an electric fireplace sounds like a good investment to you this year, contact us at 636-294-8562. Our licensed electricians in O’Fallon MO serving St Charles & St Louis area will install it for you.