Are you planning to build a fireplace for your new home? How about consider getting an electric fireplace instead? No chimney. No chimney fires. No expensive fuel. No ashes. Convenient, safer, cleaner and more eco-friendly; it is definitely worth every penny of yours. Simply plug it in and start using it immediately with no worries of carbon monoxide or other emissions.
What is the Best Free Standing Electric Fireplaces in 2014?
Dimplex CS33116A Compact Electric Stove
This electric fireplace comes with the dimension of 11 2/7 by 20 by 23 1/8 inches. Despite its size, it has a 3D flame technology. Not only could it heat up a room, it also has a realistic-looking flame to create a real fireplace ambience. This machine can generate 5,120 BTU’s of heat and is most suitable for room space up to 400 square feet. This equipment absolutely comes in handy during winter season. Due to its chimney-free feature, it can be easily move throughout the house. You can even bring it to your office! Just place it wherever you like as long as it is near to a power plug.
This Dimplex electric stove comes with high quality fan design which helps to circulate heat with low noise level. This feature makes it appropriate for bedrooms as you will not be disturb by its noise during bedtime. With a remote control, you can easily switch on or off the appliance without having to move around. However, you cannot adjust the heat settings using the remote control. On the other hand, this unit can be operated either with flame only or flame and heat. Neither two of these settings will cause the machine to heat up. In another sense, children or pets are not exposed to the risk of getting hurt from the heat.
Dimplex #CS12056A Compact Electric Stove, Black
This is another Dimplex electric stove that has the measurements of 17.5 by 21.75 by 12 inches and is able to heat up a room as big as 400 square feet. Similar to the previous Dimplex model, the unit is capable of producing life-like flame effect whether or not the heating function is being operated. Firstly, you can operate the appliance with only the flame effect function. In this case, it is only used to create a real fireplace environment without producing heat. Secondly, the flame effect can operate in line with the heating function. Enjoy the heat produced while viewing the realistic-looking flame by simply pressing a button.
Imagine yourself using an actual fireplace that requires chimney and costly fuels besides releasing carbon monoxide and producing ashes. How much energy could have been saved if you were to use this electric stove? Spending only 3 cents per hour (flame only) and 8 cents every hour (flame and heat), believe it or not, you are using 90% less energy than a real fireplace. Not only from the environment point of view, weighing at 28 pounds only, this home equipment is portable and can be kept away when not in used.
Bionaire BFH5000-UM Electric Fireplace Heater with Remote Control
Designed to be as thin as 4 inches, this electric stove does not require much space. Like other competitors’ products in the market, it comes with realistic glowing logs and embers to create fireplace atmosphere. Even though the light effect may not look so realistic, it comes with programmable digital display. You can easily check the temperature by looking at the display. In addition, it has a twelve-hour on or off timer. Set a time and sleep with no worries. Controlling the stove can be done using a remote control. Switch on or off, set timer, adjusting its setting; all these can be done using the remote control. Convenient!
Besides that, this electric fireplace heater has a thick and smooth front glass, killing your worries of cracking the front glass accidentally. Besides a remote control, it also comes with a floor stand and hardware for wall mounting. Well, it may be unique to place it on a stand or attached the unit on the wall. However, the power cord has nowhere to hide, making it rather odd. Another disadvantage of this Bionaire product is its heavy weight, causing its portability level to drop instantly.
Buying the Best Free Standing Electric Fireplaces
If you are trying to keep your room warm during winter, get yourself an electric stove. Now, you can enjoy a fireplace whether or not you are staying on landed properties. We hope by reading the reviews of three different models above, you have an ideal fireplace heater in mind.