Category Archives: Electric vs. Gas Fireplaces

Articles comparing electric vs. gas fireplaces.

The best electric fireplaces for small rooms

When most people think of a fireplace, they imagine ambience and warmth. Ambience is right in any space, but the idea of overheating a small space is unappealing to most of us. For small spaces, one of the qualities that makes electric fireplaces superior to gas fireplaces is the lower heat output. In fact, with […]

Can an electric fireplace be used outdoors?

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If you have a covered porch, balcony, gazebo or backyard deck, you may have considered adding a fireplace to extend your outdoor season. If you have, then you may have wondered ‘Can an electric fireplace be used outdoors?’  The answer is ‘Yes!’ But you have to purchase an electric fireplace that’s tested and approved for […]

How to convert a fireplace to electric: Part 2

Electric Fireplace Design Idea Pictures

Once you’ve determined what type of fireplace you currently have, and you’ve taken measurements, it’s time to select an electric fireplace insert that meets your needs. (See Part 1 of this series to learn about the types of gas and wood-burning fireplaces, and how to take measurements.) Electric fireplace inserts to replace zero-clearance wood-burning fireplaces […]

How to convert a fireplace to electric: Part 1

As electric fireplace experts, we are often called upon to convert existing fireplaces – wood-burning and gas – to electric. It’s a relatively simple process, but not one that most people will undertake more than once. For that reason, we’ve come up with some steps that anyone can follow, to make the conversion to an […]

How to make an electric fireplace look real

As electric fireplace experts, we answer a lot of questions from skeptics who don’t think electric fireplaces look ‘real’. Their definitions of what looks real vary, depending on whether they are comparing electric fireplaces to gas or to wood-burning fireplaces. Of course, we have far more customers who are ready to embrace electric fireplaces for […]

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