Gone are the days when the fireplace was the main source of heat for Americans across the country. Today, nearly every home has a central heating and air conditioner providing cool air during hot summer months and heat during the winter. But if you’re feeling nostalgic, then an electric portable fireplace could help bring back those cherished moments of snuggling under a blanket with hot chocolate and a loved one.
The Benefits of an Electric Portable Fireplace
If you’re curious about the other benefits of an electric fireplace, the list is impressive.
1. Low maintenance
With an electric fireplace you won’t have to clean up any ash to or soot. You also won’t need to clean your chimney or buy wood to heat the home.
2. No fumes
An electric fireplace uses lights to create a realistic appearance of flames on either a picture or carefully sculpted logs. No need to worry about gas or smoke.
3. High energy efficiency
Electric fireplaces use less electricity than a central HVAC system and can help lower monthly energy bills.
Unlike traditional fireplaces, electric fireplaces don’t have issues with rust or corrosion. They will look brand new even after years of use.
5. Simple installation
You don’t need to remove a wall or do any remodeling to install an electric fireplace. Simply plug it in!
6. Variety of design choices
Whether you’re looking for a traditional-style, modern or contemporary mantel, you have many design options to choose from.
No need to worry about toxic fumes, extremely hot temperatures or safety risks for children.
8. Troubleshooting Tips
If you’re having trouble with turning on your electric fireplace, here are seven steps you should take.
9. Check the power.
Use a voltage tester to check the power outlet for voltage. Or just try another outlet that you know is working properly.
10. Check the breaker.
Make sure the breaker to the power outlet is flipped to the “On” position.
11. Inspect the lightbulb.
Replace the lightbulb if it has burned out.
12. Check the fuses.
If the fuses have burned out, be sure to completely shut off the fireplace before replacing them.
13. Clean the fan.
Over time, the fan can become dirty, preventing it from spinning properly and reducing its effectiveness.
14. Consult the owner’s manual.
The owner’s manual will list specific steps you should take to troubleshoot your fireplace.
15. Call Blue Apple Electric for service.
When all else fails, Blue Apple Electric is here to service your electric portable fireplace. Give us a call!