Electric fireplaces

They offer a good alternative to conventional fireplaces and radiators. In fact, they perform the same function but with a more attractive, modern design. It’s the right compromise when you’re short on space and want a fireplace at all costs. They can be placed in any room, and require only an electrical outlet for installation, making them perfectly mobile. Electric fireplaces contain an electric heating system that gives the illusion of an authentic fireplace, without logs, flames or ashes. We’re hearing more and more about it. It has become the flagship product of furniture stores and the main subject of programs and articles in decorating magazines. They’re especially useful in apartments, as there’s no need to install an exhaust duct, which can be very complicated. Wall-mounted fireplaces, floor-standing fireplaces or simple little accent models, there’s something for everyone, in a multitude of different designs. You’ll find prices ranging from €100 to €1,500 to suit everyone’s budget, and the risk of poisoning and fire is reduced to zero.

Electric fireplaces for apartments: the must-have when it comes to decoration

Perfectly suited to modern design interiors, they are aesthetically pleasing, designed with clean lines and curves. Some also feature interchangeable fronts to suit your interior design and decoration. What’s more, you can choose from a multitude of models in different colors, shapes and materials (wood, stone, wrought iron, stainless steel, etc.). You can choose your ambiance by adjusting the color and intensity of the flame, thanks to a system of LEDs inside the flame.

Cosy for an evening with friends or cocooning for a moment of relaxation?

The choice is yours, depending on your mood and the occasion. You can change the room as often as you like, unless it’s built into a wall.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of an electric fireplace?

1) Highlights

The installation of an electric fireplace marks the end of the inconveniences associated with a real fireplace. No more wood chores, no more smoke, no more endless cleaning, no more ashes. Their installation is so simple that you can set them up yourself in any room of your house or apartment, all you need is an electrical outlet.

These fireplaces offer a wide range of functions: remote control via a remote control, automatic shut-off and an adjustable thermostat. Some even feature a fire-retardant door that guarantees a cool door at all times, giving parents peace of mind and safety for their children.

They're also more environmentally friendly, since electricity is less polluting than the CO2 released by traditional fireplaces.

For those concerned about "Made in France", you should know that Chemin'Arte fireplaces are entirely designed in France (the Rhône Alpes region) in their workshops, and that they work with numerous distributors in France. This makes repairs and the acquisition of spare parts much easier. What's more, it creates jobs.

2) Weak points

The purchase of an electric fireplace does cost a certain amount of money, but this investment quickly pays for itself, because once you've got it, you can keep it for years and save the cost of installing a flue.

Of course, this will add a little to your electricity bill, which is why it's a good idea to choose one that consumes very little energy - there are some that consume very little, and are no more expensive than the others.

They produce less heat than traditional wood-burning fireplaces, making it difficult to heat an entire room with them. But once again, performance varies from model to model.

Fake flames" can look very bad on the cheapest electric fireplaces, and create a slightly fake, unclassy look. The higher up the range you go, the more perfect and incredible the effect will be.

One of the disadvantages of the electric fireplace is that it is not eligible for the tax credit.