The winter is fast approaching and those cosy months are nearly upon us. It is such a fun time of year what with all the festivities and celebrating, but one thing I cannot stand is being cold. I know everyone is the same and with rising electric bills it can be hard to fill your home with warmth and not take a major hit when the bill comes through.
Thankfully an electric fireplace offers a viable solution. Not only are they economic but they heat a room fast. they also look great as some of them have the appearance of a real log burner whilst others are just functional. Still, they should be an important part of everyone’s living area so to make sure you are never chilly in your own home again. Here are the top ten electric fireplaces.
My Picks for The 8 Best Electric Fireplaces
#8 ClassicFlame 47II100GRG Felicity 47
This stylish electric heater is ideal for warming larger spaces. It can make spaces up to 1,000 sq.ft nice and cosy and looks great when hanging from a wall. Providing 5,200 BTU every hour it is energy efficient and can be used with or without heat so you can enjoy the flame effect even if you don’t need the warmth. There are decorative sidelights to change the mood of the room and the thermostat is easy to navigate as you change temperatures. It also has a digital timer where you can make it switch off anytime between 30 minutes and 9 hours.
You can amend the auto switch off
#7 JAMFLY 36” Wood Electric Fireplace
This stylish electric fireplace fits into smaller areas and is ideal for filling the space in a living area. The unit does not require ventilation so it can be kept against a wall. This means you can keep objects onto and they will not overheat, making it a perfect place to put your TV. It can be purchased in four finishes to suit the style of a home but the realistic log flames are what impresses the most. I like that there are 7 different settings to choose from, giving the room a cosy ambiance. Two warmth settings can heat a space of up to 400 sq.ft.
Can hold objects on top
7 different settings for the flames
#6 Ameriwood Home Farmington Electric Fireplace TV Console
One of the best electric fireplaces because it looks so authentic. This neat device fits doubles up as a TV console and has loads of storage space for games consoles, DVD’s, cable TV boxes and can hold a TV of up to 60 inches with ease. The electric fireplace is 23″ big but capable of heating rooms of up to 400 sq.ft. It is powered by LED lights making it energy efficient and the unit itself comes in a variety of finished so you can find something to suit your style, I like the rustic version. There is a remote control included to operate the heater.
Holds TV’s up to 60 inches wide
Heats a room up to 400 sq. ft
#5 DONYER POWER 14.8
The best thing about this mini electric fireplace is that it is portable so you can take it around your home to make sure you are never too far away from a reliable heat source. The best version is the black finish with feet and can heat with up to 1,500W of power complete with dancing flames that look authentic. The neat design makes a room feel cosy and with a lead of 1.8 metres you can get it close enough to always feel the warmth. You can even turn the flames on without the heat to brightens up a room.
Two heat settings
#4 Pleasant Hearth Dark Weathered Sheridan Fireplace
For an easy to use electric fireplace that is good to go as soon as you get it out the box, Pleasant Hearth offers this handsome product. It is great for smaller spaces as it doesn’t take up a lot of room yet it packs a bit of a punch and can heat spaces up to 1,000 sq.ft. You can choose from 3 levels of flame brightness and watch them flicker behind the logs and also amend the heat with 5 different settings. Choose from 4 different colours and you can even urn the flames on without the heat.
3 different brightness settings
Works with and without heat
#3 Touchstone 80001 – Onyx Electric Fireplace
Designed to be hung on a wall this is warming just to look at, but the heat it produces is nothing to joke about. It only weighs 46 pounds but at 50 inches wide it can heat a large room. This works best at giving you a quick burst of additional heat so it won’t necessarily replace your in house heating and has adjustable brightness settings and two heat options. You can choose from faux flames or crystals in the display which looks great on your wall and is easy to fix via the included drywall screws. You can set the auto-timer to shut off anywhere between 30 minutes to 7.5 hours and uses LED technology which is energy efficient.
Has two heat settings
5 different brightness option
Auto shut off
#2 Dimplex CHT20 Cheriton Freestanding Optiflame Electric Fire
This classic look never seems to go out of fashion and has two heat settings to choose from to keep your home toasty. It features a real coal fuel bed that has a genuine look about it with a flame effect that works regardless of whether the heat is on or not. The brass effect around the fire looks great and this freestanding unit is easy to use, and good to go as soon as you get ut out of the box. It fits against any wall and comes with remote control.
Flame effect works with or without heat
Fits against a wall
#1 Duraflame 3D Infrared Electric Fireplace Stove
In my eyes, this is the best electric fireplace because not only does it look great, but it works fast. There is also a remote control so you don’t have to get up. You can rely on the 5,200 BTU heater to warm larger areas and rooms up to 1,000 square feet will feel the benefit. It is also economical and will help to bring your bills down but beyond that, the 3D technology makes it look great with flames dancing behind the logs for a cosy feel. It is heated with infrared quartz which does not dry out the room, keeping the natural humidity at all times. You can determine the temperature you want in the room and instead of overheating, it automatically switches off.
Heats a room up to 1,000 sq.ft
Auto switch off