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Why choose an electric fireplace?

Do you have an old and inefficient gas fireplace in
your home that is long overdue for replacement?  More and more of
of our customers are choosing to replace their old gas unit with
a modern electric firebox by Dimplex.

Dimplex PF2325HL replaced an old decorative gas fireplace without a reno

Electric fireplaces can be a perfect option to replace a nonfunctional
or drafty gas fireplace as they do not require a vent and they cost
approximately 1/3 the price of a gas fireplace.  The
conversion can usually be done without a wall renovation, allowing you
to keep your existing tiles and mantel if you want.

The new Dimplex inserts come with quiet ceramic heating systems that
automatically adjust fan speed and heater wattage to match the
requirements of the room.  They also have ECO modes and a Heat
Boost system, but the best feature is that you can turn the heat off
completely in the warm months to enjoy the ambiance of the flame
year round.  If you have a new heat pump or high efficient furnace,
you can still enjoy the look of the fire without generating heat.

Dimplex PF3033HL replaced inefficient see through fireplace without a reno

Electric fireplaces are not a burn hazard for children as they are
cool to the touch, so they are more suitable for rec rooms,
play areas, restaurants, offices and public areas than gas fireplaces.
They also require less maintenance than a gas fireplace, for
example, the inside of the glass does not require cleaning.

Electric fireboxes are narrow and therefore take up little
floor space, making them ideal for renovations.  They can suit
contemporary or traditional designs as you can select modern
glass media beds or realistic logs with inner glow technology.
Many styles offer remote controls that even change the color
of the flames from orange to blue, purple, green and more.

      Here's an example of a recent conversion we did:

Existing older b-vented gas fireplace


Converted to Dimplex PF3033HG electric insert Feb 2015


The long linear landscape styles are easy to achieve in
when renovating with an electric fireplace. They are
much less expensive to purchase and install than an
equivalent sized gas fireplace partly owing to the fact that
venting to the exterior is not needed. They also are
the preferred firebox if a tv is going to be placed above
the unit, because an electric fireplace does not have the
potential to overheat your electronics.



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