What Are The Types Of And Uses For Electric Fireplace Logs

If the home has a wood burning fireplace, it can easily be converted to an electric fireplace. All the homeowner must do is purchase an electric logset and install it in the opening of a clean fireplace. Within minutes, the room will begin warming without the nasty side effects of smoke and harmful emissions. Temperature and possibly even flame appearance can be altered by the touch of a button. It is impossible to get such a customized experience from a traditional fireplace.

While it would cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to convert a wood fireplace to a gas model, it costs much less to convert it to electric. Pleasant Hearth offers its 20.25 x 7.5 x 10.25-inch electric log set for about $60. Installation is quick and easy–simply insert the log set into the hearth opening and plug the cord into a 120-volt electrical outlet. LED technology provides the ember bed with a realistic glow without wasting energy. These electric fireplace logs can be retrofitted to any existing wood fireplace.

The Dimplex electric flame fireplace insert sells for approximately $160. It will fit into most steel-lined or masonry fireplace openings and is very easy to install. Each log is hand-finished to create the most realistic appearance. Pulsating embers add to the authenticity, creating the perfect substitute for a wood burning fireplace. Enjoy heat and flame together or use only the flame during a warmer day. No special wiring and no piping or venting are required to install this 23.25 x 10.75 x 19.75-inch insert.

For $200, Dimplex offers a deluxe LED electric firebox designed for an existing masonry or steel-lined fireplace. LED inner-glow logs and pulsating embers really seem to be burning but without emitting a smoky smell. Three heat settings allow you to select full heat, half heat, or flame only and users can turn the unit on and off with the included remote control. Whether this unit is operating or not, it is safe for children and pets to touch, making it family and pet-owner friendly.

Duraflame makes a $60 log set that stimulates the eyes and the ears. The LED technology provides realistic glowing logs and crackling sounds. This 19.5 x 7.25 x 10.5-inch log set plugs into a 120-volt outlet to deliver enough heat for a small room. When it is not being used in the opening of a fireplace, this firebox can be displayed in the center of a holiday table or buffet. Duraflame also offers a $120 insert that uses LED technology to project flames onto the back of an existing fireplace. This 20.5 x 8.66 x 12-inch firebox features an antique bronze finish, rolling and pulsating logs, and a glowing ember bed.