Why Have Electric Fires Become So Popular?

The past few years have seen a huge increase in demand for Electric fires and electric fireplaces, but why have they become so popular all of a sudden?

Back in the 70’s and 80’s  Electric fires were dull and boring, a cheap solution for a home and they looked it. You could choose from a fake fire effect that looked very fake or an electric heater that was functional but not attractive. Certainly not something you would show off to friends or be instagram worthy!

The past few years have seen a fantastic amount of design and research into electric products, fossil fuels are becoming more expensive and the impact on the environment has meant that there has been more of a push for electric products that are efficient but also look great.

There has also been a big push as internet connectivity and smart devices mean you can hook up your electric fire to your smart home and control everything remotely even when you are not at home.

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The design of electric fires has come a long, long way. Not only do you have the option of authentic-looking fuel beds you can also choose other flame and fuels that whilst don’t look real are showstopping as your feature fire in your room.

Because Electric fires don’t need a chimney or a flue this means you can have an electric fire in any room of your home as long as there is space. We have had customers come back to us after installing an electric fire in their living room to then get one installed in the kitchen, bedroom, and even some bathrooms.

There has a big push for people to become more environmentally friendly and even if you are not Greta Thunburg most homeowners appreciate the value you get from the energy-efficient electric fire in terms of ongoing costs to run.

Safe, efficient, and easy to install are all big reasons for an electric fire but with design features such as choice of fuel or flame and marble finishes electric fires really do have the WOW factor.