As Spring struggles to take hold, there are many cold days and nights where snuggling by a cozy fireplace in Calgary sounds like a great way to end the day.

However, the normal expense, need for renovations, and maintenance requirements of a wood-burning or gas fireplace have prevented some Calgarians from enjoying the straightforward comforts of their own fireplace. Whether you’re renting your home, otherwise you just don’t need to plan an installation, otherwise you just need a fireplace in your home quickly, electric fireplaces became an answer for several Calgary families, “have your cake and eat it too”. Electric fireplaces and the realistic looking “flame” that we are familiar with have been around since 1981.

Easy to install

It is often as simple as choosing your fireplace model, bringing it home, hanging it on the wall, and plugging it in. No installation, renovation or any other logistical considerations. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Easy to Maintain and Clean

Easy to Maintain and Clean

Did We Mention They Are Easy?

Not only are electric fireplaces easy to buy and start using right away, they also require incredibly low maintenance. You don’t need regular chimney and chimney cleaning to keep your Calgary electric fireplace safe. The ash, wood and flame free fireplace offers all the advantages of a hearth , without the normal maintenance burden.

Energy Efficiency

An electric fireplace can heat a room much faster and more efficiently than gas or wood-burning fireplaces. Think of your electric fireplace as an attractive fireplace heater. Plus, you won’t need to use wood or fuel to fan the flames.

Healthy Breathing

Healthy Breathing

Electric fireplaces quite realistically simulate the look of a wood or gas fireplace. But because you are simply plugging your electric fireplace into a wall outlet, you are not creating any real fire, which means there is no carbon monoxide in your home. While carbon monoxide traces are small enough to be below levels that would cause concern, some people with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory considerations may prefer a smoke-free fireplace.

So Many Style Options

Electric fireplaces have come an extended way since their invention in 1912.

There are countless technique options, one to suit every décor. From logs to stone inside, to the shape, color, and texture of the frame itself, many electric fireplaces are works of art. In fact, when it comes to decorating a room, an electric fireplace can provide an impressive focal point.

They Are Safer

If you still want the look, feel, and warmth of a traditional fireplace, but are concerned about the safety of small children or pets, perhaps an electric fireplace is a better option for you. As mentioned, there are zero carbon monoxide emissions, they are not hot to the touch or necessarily require constant monitoring for use.

Because electronic fireplaces simply simulate fire; You can have the benefits, style, and comfort of a traditional fire without worrying about embers, plumes of smoke, or other hazards associated with gas or wood-burning fireplaces.

They Are Available at A Lower Price

When you want to install a wood burning fireplace, you may need to manage the considerations and costs associated with moving walls and installing fireplaces.

The costs of renovations like these can be significant and represent a barrier for some Calgary families. Because electronic fireplaces don’t require any sort of fireplace or renovation, the entire investment for an electrical fireplace is often significantly less.

In short, for some families in Calgary, an electric fireplace is simply a better solution than wood or gas fireplaces.