An electric fireplace is an electric heater that mimics a fireplace that burns coal, wood or natural gas. Electric fireplaces are usually placed in traditional fireplaces and then no longer have a traditional fire. They are inserted into the wall and can be operated in a "flame only" setting, or they can be used as a heater, typically consuming 1.4-1.6 kW and heating a 400 square foot (37 square meter) room.



Advantages compared to traditional fireplaces

No need for a chimney;

Usually portable;

No need to reinstall.

Not only is it more economical, but it is more convenient and safer to use.

Maintenance required for wood or gas fireplaces is not required.

Disadvantages compared to traditional fireplaces

Due to the low efficiency of heat generation [suspicious - discussion], efficiency is usually low [requires citation];

More expensive than typical electric heaters;

Even in a gas fireplace, it is not as realistic as a real fire;

Can not be exposed to the weather.

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