Category Archives: Electric vs. Gas Fireplaces

Articles comparing electric vs. gas fireplaces.

Is it cheaper to run a gas fireplace than an electric fireplace?

As electric fireplace specialists, we find ourselves doing a lot of myth-busting when it comes to gas vs. electric fireplaces. One of the most common misconceptions about electric fireplaces is the cost to run them. Because electricity is more expensive than natural gas for most of our customers, the assumption is that it’s cheaper to […]

How to Install an Electric Fireplace – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of this article is to address some commonly asked questions about How to Install an Electric Fireplace. All fireplaces come with installation instructions, and these vary from model to model, so it is not our intent to provide a how-to guide here. If you are considering one of our electric fireplaces, and you […]

How big should my fireplace be?

In the world of gas fireplaces, the bigger the fireplace, the bigger the burner. The bigger the burner, the hotter the fireplace. For this reason, there’s a practical limit to ‘How big should my fireplace be?’ With electric fireplaces, the size of the unit doesn’t determine the heat output. Plus, they can be operated with […]

Electric fireplaces vs. gas: How much heat do I need?

DImplex 30" Revillusion electric fireplace

As electric fireplace specialists, we answer questions about ‘How much heat do I need’ all the time. We know there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to the topic of electric fireplaces vs. gas, especially when it comes to heat. To help you out, we’ve put together some guidelines. How much heat do […]

Electric Fireplaces without Heat

dimplex opti-v

Contrary to what many people assume, most electric fireplaces have built-in heaters. Unlike their gas-fired counterparts, electric fireplaces may be operated without the heaters turned on. When the heater is turned on, the heat output may be controlled, often by a built-in thermostat. Even so, there are situations where people would prefer not to have […]