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Electric Fireplace To Get You Through Those Cold Winter Months September 30, 2010

If you happen to live in an area where you certainly get your fair share of  the winter season, there may not be a better piece of furniture than an electric fireplace that brings both warmth and elegance to a living space.  Electric fireplaces vary in size, style, heat output and price.  However, some basic electric fireplaces that offer a reasonable amount of heat with just the right amount of style can be found for under a couple hundred dollars.

Electric Fireplace

Warmth and Elegance

Choosing what design to purchase will be your toughest decision.  However, it is pretty easy to get a halfway decent idea of what could work and what wouldn’t.  If the room is small and basic in design you don’t want to get an over the top electric fireplace that would overpower the other items in the room.  The model shown above might fit nicely.  However, if your room is large and very modern then perhaps something a little more unique that becomes the centerpiece of the room would be okay.  The model shown below is something that would fit specifically with the other decor in the room.

Modern, Centerpiece

Unique Modern Look

Regardless of which unit you choose, you should be sure to check the energy consumption and the heat output of the model.  While electric fireplaces are cleaner than conventional fire places, you don’t want to run your electric bill through the roof.  So you should consider something that isn’t overkill for your application so if you do want/need to use it a lot you don’t wind up going broke.  Before buying an electric fireplace, determine the size of the room you want to place it, the number of windows, how well the room is insulated and how many doors/entryways there are leading into the room and run them by a specialist where you are purchasing the unit.  Their expert advice can help you determine what type of heat output would be required to adequately warm your desired room.