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Pittsburgh’s spring weather can still see frigid temperatures evenings and there is nothing better than cozying up to the warm crackling of a fireplace on a cool evening. There are many benefits of having a fireplace. Fireplaces offer not only warmth, but comfort as well. They increase your home’s value and are sought after by home buyers. When deciding on what type of fireplace is right for you, consider the benefits of an electric fireplace.

Benefits of an Electric Fireplace

Convenience: Electric fireplaces are convenient from installation to daily use. Having an electric fireplace installed is surprisingly easy and takes no time at all. Using an electric fireplace is also convenient because there is no preparation needed. All you do is turn it on. There are multiple settings from no heat to high heat, so you decide how much heat you would like your fireplace to give off.

Portability: Because electric fireplaces do not need a vent, flue, or chimney, they can be placed anywhere in your home, even mounted to a wall. You can easily move it from one area of your home to another depending on the time of year, or just because.

Safety: Electric fireplaces are a great option because they are safe for children and pets. They are cool to the touch, so you don’t have to worry about burns or accidents. Even with the flame and heat being on, they are still safe, which eases the worry for new parents and those with pets.

Ambience: Although the flame from an electric fireplace is not authentic, you still get an authentic look and feel. Electric fireplaces mimic a genuine fireplace and contain a moving flame. This gives you the ambience that you look for when thinking about sitting in front of a fireplace.

Cost: The cost of an electric fireplace is much less than that of a gas fireplace and less hassle. Electric fireplaces can cost only pennies per day as compared to gas.

Maintenance: All fireplaces should have regular yearly maintenance in order to ensure that they are working properly. But with an electric fireplace, the everyday maintenance is virtually nonexistent. There is no cleanup due to ash, soot, or smoke. All you need to do is occasionally wipe or dust your electric fireplace as you would any other furniture in your home.

With all of the benefits of an electric fireplace it is easy to see why they are one of the top selling types of fireplaces to date. If you are interested in installing an electric fireplace, contact Ed’s Woodshed. There are many styles to choose from and one is sure to fit your needs.