Electric fires and stoves make a great alternative heating solution, available in a variety of different designs to suit any household – without the need for a chimney.
The electric effect
Whether freestanding, inset or wall-hung, there is an electric fire for all kinds of interior styling. Some emulate the striking look of a wood-burning fire while eliminating the need to store logs or light fires, offering instant ambience in the home. On the other hand, ultra-modern designs replace classic fuel effects with dazzling crystals and mesmerising alternative colours, suiting any contemporary home.
To really boost the wood-burning aesthetic, freestanding electric models can even be enhanced with details such as a faux flue pipe, along with baskets of logs or log holders to complement the overall look.
Complete ease of installation
Along with their visual versatility, an electric fire or stove also comes with the ultimate in ease of installation. Freestanding stoves normally require only a three-pin plug socket to function, meaning you can move the stove from room to room, and plug in for instant heat. Likewise, many electric fires have the same functionality of plug-and-go installation, and can simply be mounted to a wall.
Often, electric fires offer you the chance to put your own stamp on an installation. Most models have scope for all sorts of interesting and unusual installations – be it a faux chimney breast, a media wall or something entirely individual to your home.
Most electric fires and stoves come with a variety of modern technologies and settings that make heating your living space even easier. Many come with remote handsets, giving you complete control over your fire’s capabilities from the comfort of your sofa.
Some electric fires also offer smart energy-saving features, such as detecting a temperature drop caused by an open window. Whichever your choice, enjoy an electric stove or fire for its striking visual presence, with or without the heat.