Is an Electric Fireplace Eco-Friendly?

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An electric fireplace can be a wonderful centerpiece for your living room or den in your house. They can be found in many different styles ranging from a simple style such as a contemporary fireplace to one that can be used as a television stand or book shelves on the sides.

Things which make an electric fireplace eco-friendly are the facts that they do not require the use of wood, coal, or some other flammable material. By not requiring a flammable material to create heat there is not the problem of ashes or smoke being emitted into the air and they do not require a chimney.

Electric fire places require being plugged into an outlet, however, many are energy efficient. They can be used at any time of the year since they have controls which can turn the heat coils off and allow the simulated logs to glow. Some are also designed to have the appearance of red coals and sparks coming from the logs.

Most electric fire places are designed to supplement heating an average size room, which can help to reduce the amount of natural gas required to heat most rooms.

The sizes of electric fire places can be as small as 35 inches high by 48 inches wide by 17 inches deep and weigh a little more than one hundred pounds which makes it fairly easy to move them from one room to another.