What is the consumption of an electric fireplace?


As consumption is the key factor in the purchase of an electric fireplace, we wanted to answer your most frequently asked questions to help you make the right decision.
What is the consumption of an electric fireplace?

Concerned about the ecological issues related to energy consumption, we wish to offer a source of energy that is economical in terms of energy consumption with our electric fireplaces.

Generally more environmentally friendly than a conventional fireplace, an electric fireplace has a reduced environmental impact. It does not emit carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide. It does not contribute to the greenhouse effect, thus reduces your energy consumption. In fact, The carbon footprint generated by your home is also lower. The electric fireplace is therefore a wise choice from both an economic and ecological point of view.

See our buying guide for more information to help you make your choice:

Does an electric fireplace heat well?

While the heating capacity of an electric fireplace cannot be compared to that of a classic fireplace, adapt the power of your electric fireplace to the size of the room being heated will ensure optimal heat distribution.

Made very popular in particular by their original design, Electric fireplaces are now widely popular and are replacing the classic wood-burning fireplace, sometimes too restrictive compared to an electric fireplace: whether it’s installation, maintenance or ecological impact, the electric fireplace wins on all counts.

In addition, the electric fireplace is a really effective heat source. A 10 m² room can be heated with only 1 kW, the electric fireplace heats your home without exceeding a consumption of 2 kWh. This category of fireplaces has the added bonus of being able to be switched on and off at any time, giving you the freedom to control the heat output. Finally, it is important to know that a heat source such as an electric fireplace differs from bioethanol heaters in its heating power.

Although the electric fireplace can be compared to a fan heater, it remains a supplementary heating system, and this for various reasons, among other things, its inability to heat the surrounding rooms and floors.

Does an electric fireplace use a lot of energy?

Installation of an electric fireplace can be done easily by plugging in to the mains. Similar to other electrical appliances in your home, its electricity consumption and energetic depends on its power. Indeed, the heating power of your electric fireplace is a factor that influences its energy consumption, Most electric fireplaces do not have the same power.

If the operating system of electric fireplaces is based on low-cost electricity consumption, some electric fireplaces have additional functionality that may cause their energy consumption to fluctuate. This is particularly the case when it is used as a radiator. Being equipped with a fan and an energy convector, All the elements related to the operation of the electric fireplace should be taken into account when estimating its energetic consumption. When choosing your electric fireplace, it is necessary that you consider the final objective, the purpose of having such a device.

Opting for an electric fireplace gives you total control over its operation. You can easily turn it on or off as you wish. This ensures that you have full control over your energetic consumption.

To find the answers to all your questions about electric fireplaces, go to our FAQ.

Do the flames of an electric fireplace consume a lot of energy?

Do the flames of an electric fireplace consume a lot of energy?​

The main advantage of your electric fireplace is the flames (and how they work) are given special attention. It is important to know that none of the elements in your electric fireplace (the flames, coal or even wood) is not real. Each of these elements is designed to counterfeit reality. Everything is based on an illusionary effect. The fake flames are generated by a LED lighting system and a precise play of light. They can be activated independently of the heating function of your electric fireplace. Some models even have an anti-overheating protection, known as thermo-safety, This allows the power supply to the electric fireplace to be shut off if it gets too hot. The diffusion of the flames requires very few watts, generally between 700 and 2,000 W. As these fireplaces operate entirely electrically, no carbon dioxide or smoke is generated.

The illusory flames of electric fireplaces allow real savings in electricity consumption, thus protecting the environment in terms of energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

There are many types of electric fireplaces so you can find the perfect one for your home.