Will an electric fireplace heat a room?

One of the most frequent questions we hear in our showroom is “Will an electric fireplace heat a room?”  There is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation around the heat output on electric fireplaces, so let’s clear that up. Will an electric fireplace heat a room?  Yes!  All electric fireplaces operate on 120 volts, and […]

Product Review: Dimplex Ignite XLF50 vs. Napoleon Alluravision NEFL50CHD

Our showroom features over 50 electric fireplaces, and our job is to advise clients on the differences.  Everyone wants to know ‘Which one is the best?’ When it comes to linear fireplaces, two of our most popular options are the Dimplex Ignite XLF50 vs. Napoleon Alluravision NEFL50CHD. Quick Comparison:  Dimplex Ignite XLF50 vs. Napoleon Alluravision […]

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, […]

How to convert a wood-burning fireplace to electric

While everyone loves the smell and crackle of a wood-burning fire, not everyone loves the mess of bringing wood into the house and building a fire. Especially here in the urban Greater Toronto Area, many homeowners just can’t be bothered. And yet, many of the homes here have a wood-burning fireplace, which was once considered […]

Best Electric Fireplaces of 2017

We’ve just returned from THE industry event for fireplace dealers, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an opportunity to see and compare the latest electric fireplace offerings from all of our manufacturers. Here is our summary of the best electric fireplaces of 2017. Dimplex Revillusion Style – traditional, open hearth […]