Category Archives: Electric vs. Gas Fireplaces

Articles comparing electric vs. gas fireplaces.

Are electric fireplaces expensive to operate?

Are electric fireplaces expensive to operate? Of all the misconceptions about electric fireplaces, this is the most confusing for many people. In our part of the world, most homes are now heated with natural gas. Homeowners have been told for years that it is much more energy-efficient and economical to heat their homes with natural […]

Which electric fireplace is most realistic?

Which Electric Fireplace is most realistic? As electric fireplace specialists, we get this question a lot, both in our showroom and from our website chat feature. Which electric fireplace is most realistic depends on what you are using for comparison. Which electric fireplace is most realistic also depends on what you consider to be ‘realistic’. […]

How will an electric fireplace save me money?

How will an electric fireplace save me money? As electric fireplace specialists, we hear a lot of misconceptions about electric fireplaces when people visit our showroom. One of the most common is that electric fireplaces are expensive to operate. In fact, the opposite is true, so we want to address the question “How will an […]

How to convert a gas fireplace to electric

Once upon a time, in the 1960’s and ’70’s, everyone dreamed of having a wood-burning fireplace in their home.  Then, along came natural gas, and as it became more readily available, fireplace dreams changed to gas. Gas offered the beauty of a fireplace with the flick of a switch — no messy wood required. Now, […]

Electric Fireplace Mistakes you need to stop making

It’s only natural that consumers and home owners compare electric fireplaces to their gas and wood-burning counterparts. After all, those fireplace alternatives have been around longer than electric fireplaces. However, there are some big differences between electric and other types of fireplaces, and that leads to some common ‘electric fireplace mistakes’ that we hear about in […]