Electric fireplace, pro’s & con’s

There are lots of pros and cons when it comes to electric fireplaces. The most significant boil down to heat output, price and details with the installation. Hopefully, this chart sheds additional light on comparing the advantages and disadvantages of an electric vs. gas fireplace.

  ELECTRIC FIREPLACE GAS EQUIPMENT
Heating Capacity Low Moderate to high
Difficulty w/Installations Easy, no venting needed Easy to moderate
Operating Convenience Easy w/remote control Easy w/remote control
Reliability High High
Maintenance Essentially none Every few years by a certified tech
Use Year-round Heating season
Lighting Effects Many color options Some units to enhance ember bed and back & side refractory
Operating Expense Low to high Low to moderate
Efficiencies 100% Up to 85%
Sizes and Styles Many Many
Equipment & Installation Costs Low Moderate
Flames Lights and mirrors Real
Can Operate Without Power No Yes
Media Options Many Many
Design & Décor Possibilities High Moderate

Below is a list of fireplace and grill stores that service Virginia (VA)

Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24017


For more information, contact your local fireplace and grill store..

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