What is an electric fireplace?


The electric fireplace is a heating solution that allows you to heat your property as well as decorate it. Indeed, this system works only with an electric plug but also has a great charm.
What is an electric fireplace?

An electric fireplace is a heating solution that also allows you to decorate your home. It reproduces the visual aspect of a traditional fireplace in terms of aesthetics (cladding, flame effects), while avoiding the inconveniences of a traditional fireplace. The electric fireplace is more than a simple auxiliary heater, its heating power is very efficient, providing you with warmth and a convivial atmosphere at any time of the year.

The electric fireplace fits in with most interiors. Many models of electric fireplaces are available and adjustable according to the place where you plan to install it. Your choice should be made according to the space available, the area to be heated and your interior decoration in order to define the type and style of your electric fireplace.

The new technologies existing on the market of the electric fireplace allow us to offer you more and more efficient products. Thanks to the LED technology, the illusion of flames is very vivid, in addition to guaranteeing you energy savings. As a result, electric fireplaces are becoming indispensable decorative elements in your home.

To find the answers to all your questions about electric fireplaces, check out our buying guide:

How an electric fireplace works?

How an electric fireplace works?

The operation of the electric fireplace is based on two simple principles, heating and visual. It is effectively an electric heater accompanied by an illusionary effect with fake animated flames.

1. The heating

The electric fireplace is heated by an electric convector installed directly inside the fireplace. The convector works thanks to a heated electric resistance. When this is in contact with the air, it starts to heat up due to the Joule effect. In simple terms, cold air enters the lower part of the convector and passes through the heating element, before escaping through the high exit.

Electric fireplaces are equipped with a fan that distributes the heated air into the room. This fan can be switched off if the heating is sufficient to warm the room, or to save energy. Even when the heating is switched off, you can still enjoy the aesthetic appearance of the flames from your electric fireplace.

An electric fireplace has all the features of a traditional fireplace, by avoiding the constraints that this one generates. Indeed, the heating power of an electric fireplace is really efficient, its visual aspect is very realistic and it avoids you the storage of wood, the monitoring of the fire and the maintenance of the fireplace and the flue.

2. The visual

The visual effect is achieved by a play of light with LED lights, creating a moving image of flames. The rendering imitates a wood-burning fireplace with its trim and flame effects, but is more practical. The charcoal, logs and flames are carefully designed visual effects to simulate a real fire.

The electric fireplace is therefore a decorative element with an integrated heating system. On the other hand, by being both practical and aestheticelectric fireplaces are also secured and are becoming increasingly popular with families. The wide range of electric fireplaces available means that everyone’s needs and tastes can be met.

Where to buy an electric fireplace?

Electric fireplaces are becoming an increasingly important part of the French heating market. In fact, the ease of installation of an electric fireplace, as well as the price-performance ratio and low consumption of an electric fireplace, make this indispensable appliance for the majority of people. Our company, Chemin’Arte, has been offering a wide range of electric fireplaces for about ten years now through numerous distributors throughout France.

Our distributors are known for providing reliable and high quality services.

Our electric fireplaces are sold by :

  • My Cheminée Électrique ;
  • Boulanger;
  • Radiateur +;
  • Amazon;
  • Mano Mano;
  • Mr. Bricolage;
  • Darty;
  • Central Bricot;
  • Bricozor;
  • Decome;
  • Nouveaux Marchand;
  • Leroy Merlin.

What power for an electric fireplace?

The heating power of an electric fireplace varies according to the model chosen. The average heating power of an electric fireplace is between 1 and 2 kW. It is worth noting that you should choose your electric fireplace according to the area you wish to heat.

Depending on your heating needs, some models are more optimal than others. Indeed if you want to heat a large room, you will be better off with a built-in fireplace.

This article will help you choose the best electric fireplace: which electric fireplace to choose?

It should be noted that an electric fireplace is not considered a heater in its own right, but an auxiliary heater or electric radiator. However, thanks to the new technologies added directly into the electric fireplaces, it is possible to have a high quality heating and to create a design and warm interior at the same time.

Does an electric fireplace have the same effect as a traditional fireplace?

Electric fireplace identical traditional fireplace

Electric fireplaces allow you to have an efficient and aesthetic heating system in your home. Admittedly, unlike a traditional fireplace, you won’t find a real log in your electric fireplace, but you will still be able to enjoy the flames and even a crackling sound that will seem almost real. The perfect illusion provided by the electric fireplace is due to the LED system that equips your electric fireplace, and is good enough to be mistaken for a real fireplace. A third party who does not know that it is an electric fireplace will not be able to tell the difference.

The advantage of purchasing an electric fireplace is that, unlike a conventional fireplace, it can be moved to another room at will without causing any problems, be it smoke or other issues. It is worth mentioning that an electric fireplace is efficient in its heating power.

In contrast to a traditional fireplace, the electric fireplace offers optimal safety. It is not dangerous for children or animals as there is no risk of burns, fire or inhalation of toxic fumes. Moreover, since it does not emit carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, the electric fireplace is environmentally friendly.

Does the electric fireplace require any special maintenance or care?

Electric fireplace particular maintenance

An electric fireplace does not require any particular maintenance. It is advisable to dust it regularly to avoid damaging its systems. But no major maintenance is required for its proper functioning, unlike traditional fireplaces which require regular sweeping and need to be cleaned and vacuumed, and that various amenities are installed.

The simplicity of use and maintenance of the electric fireplace allows it to grow exponentially in the heating market.

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