Impington and Cambridge boast their fair share of centuries’ old architectural masterpieces, and the owners of such grand properties often like to decorate them traditionally with the likes of chandeliers and roaring woodburning stoves. However, many people are leaving tradition behind and opting for an electric fire rather than woodburners or gas fires, but would doing the same be the right thing for you to do?
At Anglia Fireplaces, we believe that no type of fire is superior to the rest and that deciding which is best for you comes down to personal preference and your particular requirements. Gas fires, electric fires and woodburners all have their pros and cons, but below, we discuss the benefits of electric fires so that you can understand why they’re growing in popularity.
Here’s Why You’ll Love an Electric Fire
In the not so distant past, the fake flames on electric fires looked too obvious and conveyed a cheap and unauthentic feel, but they’ve advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few decades. Here’s why a modern electric fire might be a perfect fit for your Cambridge or Impington home:
- No Real Fumes
You don’t have to worry about smoke or gas filling your living room with an electric fire because the flames and logs aren’t real. Your fire will generate heat and keep you toasty indoors just like any other fire, but you’ll never inhale any smoke or burn your floors with roasting logs accidentally.
- Easy to Maintain
Because there’s no real smoke, fumes, coals or logs with electric fires, you won’t have to get on your hands and knees to scrub the chimney or any ashes. When you no longer need to use your fire, you simply unplug it from the mains and leave it.
Depending on your home’s layout, an electric fire could be much cheaper than the gas or woodburning alternative. With an electric fire, you don’t need to worry about budgeting for a chimney or replenishing firewood. Plus, because there are no fumes that need to escape, you can place your electric fire wherever you like.
- Energy Efficient
Some people say that nothing beats the crackling sound of burning wood, but others think that we should all be focusing on protecting the environment more than anything else. Many studies have shown that electric fires are more energy efficient than the gas and woodburning alternatives, meaning you’ll make a saving on your bills as well as protect the environment.
- They’re Attractive
Above all, modern electric fires boast high-quality fake flames and logs that look almost indistinguishable from the real thing. You can choose any style of electric fire you like, and we have a fireplace to suit any home.
Learn More about Electric Fires at Anglia Fireplaces
As the UK’s leading fireplace retailer, we can guarantee that we have a fireplace that you’ll adore for years, and we welcome you to see our collection in person by visiting our showroom at Anglia House, Kendal Court, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9YS. Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about the benefits of electric fires, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01223 234713.