Family eating at a table in the living room by a Sierra fireplace

Three Reasons Why People Are Investing in Electric Fireplaces 

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While some welcome the cold, others may not endure it with their current heating system. The solution: an efficient and beautiful electric fireplace. Here's why people are investing in fireplaces, and why you should be, too.

Top 3 Reasons Why People Are Investing in Fireplaces:


Reason #1: Long Winters


It seems every year all across North America, weather forecasters talk about the looming onset of a very long and cold polar vortex of a winter for the northern regions.

Harsh winter weather puts a strain on even the best heating systems. Once the temperature hits a certain level, which for most is 5 degrees below freezing, your heating element goes into overdrive and has to work hard to keep your home’s interior at the set temperature.

Adding a new electric fireplace will not only keep your home cozy and warm all winter long, but it can also assist your primary heating system. Many owners use their fireplaces for supplemental zone heating. To save on energy costs, you can heat one space instead of the whole house. Further, a fireplace is a relatively small addition that can add a great deal of value to your home. The National Association of Realtors have said that fireplaces increase home values by an average of 6-12%. If you are thinking of resale, 40% of home buyers would pay extra if the home they were purchasing had a fireplace.

Dimplex Electric Log Firebox Insert
Reason #2: Beautify Your Living Space


Beautifying your space will not only give you the change of scenery you crave, but it can also provide you with a functional change that can affect every minute of your day. 

 Winslow 42” fireplace in bedroom

A fireplace, such as the Winslow Wall-mount Electric Fireplace, or the IgniteXL Linear Electric Fireplace provide beauty as well as unimpeded warmth during those cold, gray days and even colder nights. And, with the optional heat feature on all our fireplaces, you can benefit from the ambiance of a fire without the heat even in the summer.

Whether you want the seamless, built-in look of a modern linear fireplace, you’re updating an existing traditional hearth, or you want a simple plug-in option, there is a solution for every need.

IgniteXL 60” fireplace in living room

Just imagine yourself curled up on the couch in front of your new fireplace, sipping your favourite beverage, lost in your favourite book or binge watching a new series. An electric fireplace can really elevate your mood; with a variety of customization options you can use color therapy to brighten even the dullest day.

Couple siting beside each other in front of Sierra fireplace
Reason #3: A Simple Investment that Makes a Big Difference


When it comes to investing in something, we already know to look for value. But more than that, purchasing a new fireplace for your home will effectively enact change on many levels.

Adding a fireplace to your home is easy and cost-effective, and it places your home in a new category with an appreciative increase in value. It is hard to beat the added aesthetic value that a fireplace offers, and this is a task that can be done without breaking the bank.

There is a solution for every budget and every skillset. If you’re not looking to tackle a big project, the plug and play options are there for you. If you want the tidy look of hiding cords, you can build into an existing wall or even create a bump out feature wall that is sure to wow and impress.

Check out our post on Top Four Electric Fireplace Features and see why investing where it makes a difference adds real value to your everyday life.

Elevate Your Space

With winter just around the corner and several more months of staying indoors, a new fireplace means more than simply adding heat to your home. It means elevating your enjoyment, giving your living space a facelift, adding value without much upfront cost or difficulty, and simply getting more out of your time inside.

Looking for more information on electric fireplaces? See our article Make the Safer Choice - Go Electric on the benefits of electric fireplaces and why they are the safest option for your home.