Electric fires have the benefit that the “flames” can be used independently without any heat, so you can still enjoy the cosiness of the flames on dark mild evenings or when the central heating is on, without overheating only a few pence per hour. When you do require heating, most models feature 1kw or 2 kw settings and some even with thermostats for maximum comfort & efficiency.
All electric fires are 100% efficient at point of use as no heat is wasted up a chimney or flue. Selected fires now feature LED lamps to further reduce running costs over conventional bulbs. There are a few different types of electric fires, inset to fit into an existing fireplace, baskets for large fireplace openings, hole in the wall, hang on the wall & pre-made free-standing suites.Read more...
Most inset fires are designed to fit into a standard 16″ x 22″ opening. Many have the choice of coal or pebble effect with approximately 1.5m of cable and a fitted plug ready to plug straight in.
These decorative fuel effect electric baskets all come with the choice or real coal or pebble fuel effects. The warming glow from these fires will make a fireplace, simply place in situ and plug in. Most of these baskets are used for real fires then an electric bowl is fitted inside the grate.
All of these fires require a hole to be made for the depth of the fire to sit into. Some of the fires are available with spacer kits which allow them to be wall hung.
Simply screw to the wall and plug in electric fires. All of the following fires do not require a hole to be cut in the wall.