If you’re already deciding to get yourself an electric fireplace for this coming Christmas season and trying to decide on which style of fireplace inserts you’ll want to get, then look no further. These inserts are cost savers, safe, and eco-friendly as compared to traditional wood-burning fireplaces and vent-free gas fireplaces. As there are various styles to choose from, here are some of the things you should know before getting an electric fireplace insert.There are three types of inserts currently available for electric fireplaces that are divided into a log set, built-in, and plug-in inserts.
Log set inserts is suitable for those needing to reuse an unused or an old wood burning fireplace fast and effortless. These require the most minimal amount of effort to install as it simply requires to slide it into an empty fireplace and powered with the closest power outlet. Log sets are varied with different designs, but the most common ones are re 3D log set with a built-in base and rear to project the flame effect. Certain units display the flames on the wall of the fireplace, nonetheless, both deliver a realistic flame display. All log set inserts provide a portable hand remote for you to control the warmth at anywhere in your room.
Plug-in inserts are slightly more complex for installing than a log set insert but are still easy to set up. These electric fireplace units are fully encased boxes that are either square or rectangular in shape with a glass front that holds contemporary that can be fitted in cabinets, fireplaces, or mantels. It is standard procedure to have it powered by an electric outlet. How the plug-in inserts work is by having the heaters installed within the vent located at the top of the box to create warmth around the room.
Saving the most complicated one for last, a built-in electric fireplace insert requires the longest installation places as these are designed to be permanent and direct installations require having it to properly fit into a fireplace or wall. Built-in inserts are also powered with a power outlet by using a hard-wired or plug-kit. Hiring an electrician is advised for proper installation. Just link plug-in units, these built-in inserts are encased with a glass cover that displays either a traditional burning log-set or conventional ember beds.
Depending on your preferences, it is entirely up to you on which one is the best electric fireplace in your home. All these electric fireplaces all serve their purposes in keeping you warm and cozy in the end.