Benefits of Electric Fires

Benefits of Electric Fires from Fires2U

By: Fires2U  07/07/2011
Keywords: fires, Electric Fires, Electric Fire

Electric heating in general is very easy to install, therefore making installation costs low. It doesn’t require any pipe-work, simply a connection to the electrical circuit[s], so it can frequently be installed in a matter of minutes. For refurbishments and replacements, it means minimal disruption for the household. In relation to many customers can often just need to unpack the appliance and plug in to suitable socket!

Confusion often arises about the running costs of electric heating compared to other fuels; however the cost of energy for different heating systems is only part of the true running cost equation. The true cost to consider is the lifetime costs of the system, which not only take into account the fuel used, but the hidden maintenance costs – both monetary and time - over its lifetime.

Electric fires are 100% efficient at the point of use, meaning all the electricity used is converted directly into heat. Because electric heating has virtually no moving parts, most electric systems can be expected to last for at least 15 years, whereas the gas boiler industry itself quotes a lifetime of only 10 years for a boiler. Because electric heating is cheaper to install, maintain and lasts an average of 50% longer than a gas system, the true ownership costs means that an electric heating system can be a more cost effective solution for many homes.


  • Electric fires provide a realistic flame effect and ambience with or without heat.

  • You do not need a chimney or flue.

  • Electric fires provide instant.

  • Electric fires have controllable heat with 2 settings:1 & 2kW all with easy to use manual controls and thermostat, many electric fires also come with a remote control.

  • All electric fires are 100% efficient at point of use.

A huge bonus of is th
at you can install them virtually anywhere. also offer an ideal solution to homes without a chimney or flue but a require a real focal point to complete the room. Most electric fireplace suites require virtually no installation and therefore can be simply placed up against any flat wall in your home. At fires2u we sell electric fireplace suites by manufactures such as , , and .

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