With the winter months and frigid temperatures rapidly approaching, most people’s thoughts are turning to keeping warm. There is nothing like a fire in a fireplace on a cold winter’s evening. However, very few people have actual fireplaces in their homes anymore. Instead, many have turned to electric fireplaces, which come with their own set of pros and cons. Read on below for a few of them to help you make up your mind whether or not an electric fireplace is in your future.
Pro: Cheaper than Wood Burning
Electric fireplaces are certainly cheaper than wood burning fireplaces, as in that you don’t have to constantly buy wood to fill them. All you have to do is flip a switch, adjust the heat and the timer and then sit back and enjoy the show. Since most electric fireplaces are free standing, you don’t have to remodel your home in order to have one installed, which can be quite costly.
Con: The Feel and Smell
Of course, with an electric fireplace, you are not going to have the feel of warmth and the smell of burning wood wafting through your home. The crackling of a roaring fire is also missing when it comes to this type of fireplace.
Pro: Easier to Use
This may be obvious, but an electric fireplace is much easier to use than a traditional wood burning one. You don’t have to buy or chop wood or take the time to build and keep a fire going. With electric, you just turn it on and go from there.
These are just a few of the pros and cons of owning an electric fireplace. Do your research well, read the pros and cons, and then decide which type of fireplace is best for you. Contact Fireplace and Granite for all of your fireplace needs today.