They’re sleek, stylish, and eco-friendly. Wall-mounted fireplaces are the latest fashion in interior home design, and they’re catching on like – well – wildfire.
Here are nine good reasons why you might want to invest in a wall-mount fireplace:
If you don’t want the bulk of a free-standing wood, gas, or pellet stove, a wall-mount fireplace is an excellent alterative. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so whether you live in a large home or an apartment, it’s easy to find a model that fits comfortably on your available wall space.
2. Easy to Install
Similar to installing a wall-mounted flat screen TV, you simply install the wall bracket that’s included with your fireplace near an electrical outlet, plug it in, and you’re good to go. Some models, such as the Chalet (from Dimplex) pictured below, include a pedestal base so you can display the fireplace on a flat surface such as a dresser or buffet table. A portable fireplace… now, that’s the ticket!
Electric fireplaces feature clean, contemporary lines. The interior – called the “media bed” or “ember bed” – may be a combination of driftwood and river rock (Chalet, above); crushed glass embers (Dusk, pictured below); sand or pebbles.
The patented LED Dimplex flame technology creates the illusion of a true wood-burning fire.
5. Zone Heating
The Dimplex fireplaces we sell at Rich’s, such as the Strata (pictured below) include a powerful fan-forced heater that can provide supplemental heat to a room. Or, you can switch the heater off and enjoy the ambiance of the flames. A three-stage remote control allows you to control the heat and flame with the touch of a button.
No matches. No refueling. No smoke. No chimney cleaning. Not to mention that electric fireplaces produce 90% less carbon dioxide than an average direct vent gas fireplace.
Electric fireplaces plug in to standard household outlets – no re-wiring is needed. And they cost just pennies per hour to operate (based on national average residential electricity rates).
Cabinet-quality wood veneers, hand-applied finishes, and superior hardware ensure that your Dimplex electric fireplace will withstand a lot of wear and tear.
The glass front of an electric fireplace remains cool to the touch, making it an ideal choice for families with young children.
We stock an excellent variety of electric fireplaces at Rich’s. Come in to one of our five Puget Sound showrooms and ask for a demonstration.
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