If you mention outdoor fireplaces to someone, it’s unlikely that they would immediately think of electric (unless they work for Stylish Fireplaces, of course!) However, an electric outdoor fireplace has many advantages over other outdoor fireplaces, fueled by wood, natural gas or propane. We are fortunate that Amantii has had the forethought to test and certify many of their electric fireplaces for outdoor use. As the weather turns cooler, it’s a great time to review the many reasons to add an electric outdoor fireplace to your home.
- Electric outdoor fireplaces, like their indoor counterparts, offer ambiance with or without heat. That means that if it’s a warm evening, you don’t need to turn the heater on to enjoy the flames. You can also control the amount of heat being generated, to suit the weather.
- Electric outdoor fireplaces are safe and spark-free, which means that you can have a backyard fireplace even in areas where open flames or fire pits are not allowed. Because the glass on an electric outdoor fireplace won’t get hot to the touch, it’s a family-friendly alternative even with small children around.
- Electric outdoor fireplaces come in all sizes, including compact units that will fit onto a condo balcony or townhouse patio. If your outdoor space is larger, there are units up to 100 inches wide. Best of all, the heat output on an electric outdoor fireplace isn’t a function of the size of the unit – all electric fireplaces have similar heat output.
- Electric outdoor fireplaces are easy to install – they just connect to a 120 volt connection, via plug or direct-wire. There’s no gas line required, and no venting is needed.
- Electric outdoor fireplaces are safe below TV’s, so you can have outdoor movie nights all season long. When the heater is on, heat will be pushed out the front of the fireplace, and will not damage the TV above. Also, the wall around the electric fireplace will not heat up, so it won’t affect the height of the TV.
As more Canadians decide to turn outdoor space to living space, outdoor fireplaces are becoming more popular. It’s the perfect time to learn more about electric outdoor fireplaces!
Stylish Fireplaces & Interiors specializes in electric fireplaces and custom designs. Their Toronto-area showroom features over 50 electric fireplaces in professionally designed and accessorized displays, as well as fireplace accessories and wallcoverings. They feature all major electric brands, including Amantii, Dimplex, Dynasty, Modern Flames, Napoleon, Remii and Sierra Flame. Their expert staff are NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists with over 25 years of interior design expertise and renovation experience.