The hypnotizing play of the flames while relaxing with family and friends and the cozy feeling having a fireplace during the holiday season and having flames with or without heat: This is a recipe for relaxation –– even when it’s 80 degrees on Thanksgiving day.
Those are just two of the reasons why you should consider electric fireplaces. Energy efficiency, no smoke with its potentially carcinogenic agents, low maintenance, and, of course, safety are also reasons why electric fireplaces make sense.
Modern Flames is known for their innovations in modern, contemporary electric fireplace design and technology. Modern Flames is the only electric fireplace company that exclusively manufactures its products, so you can be assured of superlative craftsmanship and quality control.
In 2008, the Modern Flame pioneered the contemporary linear electric fireplace. These are designs that fit particularly well into great rooms, living rooms and master bedrooms. Their linear line has become very popular with homeowners because of the extremely realistic flame appearance, the ease of installation and overall cost compared to a gas or wood fireplace.
Modern Flames products are available in lengths up to 12 feet long and offer a competitive look versus gas fireplaces but without the installation and operation problems.
In addition to their beauty, electric fireplaces are high in energy efficiency –– a major concern for new-home buyers and those who are renovating existing homes. Think of the environmental impact of bringing wood logs to burn into your home: forest stripping, fuel use to transport them, and a waste of energy compared with the alternatives. You can lose up to 90 percent of the heat up the chimney, and you also lose energy from your room, because it is drawn up the chimney as well.
Safety has always been a priority and electric fireplaces notch high marks here, too. There’s no worry about flames, ashes, smoke, children and pets. And, you have no concerns about family or friends with medical conditions such as asthma and allergies, and you don’t have to worry about dangerous fumes such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Ease and low cost of installation are also competitive selling points. There are so many potential places in the home for a fireplace without the very costly installation of a chimney, and many times impossible conditions disallow a gas fireplace installation because of safety concerns.