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How Do Electric Fireplaces Work?

Do you know how an electric fireplace works? So you have decided you no longer want the hassle of cutting all that wood and cleaning out your fire on a regular basis? You have decided you want an electric fire, but you want to find out more about how they work?

Electric fires offer the warmth and beauty of a normal fire, but without the need for flues and chimneys. Further more you have the ability to control your fire with the flick of a switch.

Electric fires are becoming ever more popular within modern home and have started to reach an impressive 99% efficiency in some cases. This has meant that ever more consumers are looking to electric fires as a source of heat for their homes.

How is the heat generated?

The ­heat generated within an electric fire by heating up metal coils within the fire. This then causes them in turn to heat up and become hot, the heat is then emitted from these metals coils to heat the surrounding area.

The advantage of this method is that there is generally little to no risk of burn from the fireplace, so its ideal for families with young and inquisitive kids. Caution should still be taken when placing electric fires near other furniture and upholstery. This is to ensure that no fires occur due to the large amounts of heat being emitted.

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How are the flames generated?

The flame affect that is created within the electric fire is created by using standard light bulbs which then have their light refracted within the electric fire. This gives an illusion of dancing flames, when there is actually no fire within the unit.

If you are looking to buy your home the perfect electric fireplace, contact Evans Fireplace Centre Leicester to see how we can help you find the perfect electric fireplace for your home!

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