The ambiance of a traditional wood fire, none of the hassles
Humanity has been fascinated by fire since we discovered it kept us warm and helped us to cook. Eventually, better fireplace designs transformed fire into not only a source of warmth but an aesthetic addition to a room.
Traditional wood fires bring with them the need for constant wood supply as well as the maintenance of routine chimney cleaning. Factors like these, pushed technology to mimic the flicker of flames whilst reducing its hassles.
Electric fires began a revolution that changed home heating forever. As a matter of fact, in 1995 Dimplex was the first to patent the realistic ‘wood burning’ flame effect. Today, electric fire realism brings the ambience of flames to a home with none of the disadvantages.
Electric fires offers flames as real as traditional woodfires
Faux flame technology has come a long way from its early days. You can now have the realism of flames with customisable warm hues for true mood lighting, LEDs that create the illusion of flames emanating from the centre; and even ultrasonic technology to create an ultra-fine water mist, that as it rises up through the logs or coals and reflects the light to create ‘flames’ and ‘smoke’. The result can be deceptively real, an illusion so effective it is difficult to distinguish from the real thing.
Electric fires can be used all year round
It is not only a warm glow that makes a fireplace so appealing, but also the wonderful feeling of comfort and cosiness it brings. To emulate a traditional fire, most Dimplex electric fires come complete with powerful and efficient fan-forced heaters to keep you warm during cold days.
However, unlike wood and gas fires, the warmth emanating from an electric fire can be switched off at the push of a button; allowing you to enjoy the ambience of the flames all year round. The same applies vice versa, you are truly in control when you can use the heat and the flame effect independently from each other.
Electric fires are easy to install, relocate and upkeep
Electric fires are characterised by less fuss: they require no flues, clearances or special ventilation, and maintenance is super easy.
In most cases, electric fires don’t even require any installation – you can simply plug into a regular household socket and start using straight away, not much different than plugging in a lamp. And when you need to move them to another room or a new home, you can take your furniture piece wherever you need with ease.
Electric fires are safe
The flames in an electric fireplace will look real, but won’t burn you if you accidentally touch them. The glass will also remain cool to the touch, ensuring children and pets remain safe if they come close to the fireplace.
Electric fires won’t contribute to indoor moisture or mould concerns, and features like impact-resistant safety glass or safety cut out with reset controls will give you complete peace of mind.
Last but not least, since electric fires do not use combustibles to produce the flame, you never need to worry about oxygen depletion, carbon monoxide poisoning or smoke in your home.
If you love the flickering light, crackling sounds and cosy atmosphere of a fire, but would rather avoid complex, expensive installation, maintenance, mess and annual servicing fees; then we’re sure you’ll appreciate the benefits of a Dimplex electric fireplace.
About the author: Dimplex
Dimplex is part of the Glen Dimplex Group which was founded in 1973 and holds significant market positions in the domestic appliance industry worldwide. With an annual turnover of AU$2.8 Billion worldwide, the Group employs 8,500 people.
Glen Dimplex remains privately owned and finances its ongoing expansion from its own resources. Fundamental to its success, is a policy of continuous investment in building brands, constant product innovation and providing its customers with the products which they aspire to. Dimplex is as one of these brands take pride in the quality and integrity of its products. We are committed to providing high quality products with fresh and inspirational design and revolutionary technology.
Story credit: Dimplex
This article was originally published by Dimplex part of the Glen Dimplex Group, exhibitor at DesignBUILD.