7 Reasons to Choose an Electric Fireplace

Here at Friendly Fires we are constantly on the lookout for products that will serve our customers needs.  To that end we carry a wide range of Wood & Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, and Inserts.  One growing trend in home decor and heating is the electric fireplace.

These simple to install, easy to use appliances have been improving rapidly over the last few years.  No longer are they simply wooden console units stuck in a corner – modern electric fireplaces can be the centre piece for your living spaces.

Dimplex Opti-myst® Pro 1000 Built-in Electric Firebox

In this article we’ve outlined 7 reasons why an electric fireplace may be the smart choice for you.

Easy Installation

Your choices of where to put an electric fireplace in your home are virtually unlimited since there is no need for venting.  If you’d like to create a fireplace accent wall in the dining room, it could be as simple as hanging the fireplace.

Energy Efficiency

Electric fireplaces are designed as zone (or supplemental) heating sources.  Zone heating with electric can help you keep your thermostat lower throughout the house.  These units can heat up your living space very quickly, you can have the heat exactly where you need it when you need it.


Low Maintenance

As it’s an electric appliance, there is little to no maintenance required on electric fireplaces.  No need to scoop out ash or wipe off soot.

Easy to Move

If you decide to redecorate your home it’s easy to move electric fireplaces, even linear models, to different rooms or walls in your home.  As there is no venting to run it’s basically as easy as moving a painting from one wall to another.

Year round use

One of the best features of an electric fireplace is it can be used without heat.  Create the perfect ambiance in your living space with coloured lights and flames to suit the mood all year round.  Turn the heat on when it’s chilly for supplemental heat, or leave it off in the summer.


Many custom options

Change the colour, the size of the flames, or keep them constantly rotating.  There are also a plethora of choices for the media inside the fireplace, from traditional log sets, to glass beads, to stones, and the list is continually growing.  Electric fireplaces come in many shapes and sizes including wall mount & linear fireplacesfree standing electric stovesmantels and media consoles, mantel packages and more.

Convenient to use

Remote controls give you easy access to all of the functionality of your electric fireplace.  Most are equipped with timers as well to turn the unit off after a certain length of time.

Dimplex Opti-V™ Duet 52″ Electric Fireplace – VF5452L


At Friendly Fires we have shown our commitment to helping our customers meet their electric fireplace needs by creating electric fireplace display walls in all 5 of our locations.

Friendly Fires Belleville Electric Wall

Friendly Fires Belleville

Friendly Fires Cobourg

Friendly Fires Carleton Place

Friendly Fires Kingston Electric Wall

Friendly Fires Kingston

Friendly Fires Peterborough Electric Wall

Friendly Fires Peterborough


Please stop in to any of our locations to view these gorgeous units in actions and talk to our knowledgable sales representatives to find out if an electric fireplace is the right choice for you.


If you have any questions about electric fireplaces please leave them in the comments below.





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