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.