An electric fire mimics a life fireplace burning coal, wood or natural gas. Electric fires are plugged into the wall and can run on a flame only setting, or can be used as a heater. There is nothing quite like the effect of a fire. It created a wonderful feeling of comfort and cosiness. Open fires can often be extremely inconvenience and messy, likewise if installing a gas fire you need to consider flue and gas connection constraints, the permanency and cost of installation and the need for annual servicing. Becoming popular in the 1950’s the electric fireplace has flown right up the market, to be an ever growing popular choice. As electric fires do not require the need for a chimney they are preferable to those who do not wish to have work carried out on their chimney, in most scenarios electric fires are easily portable, if you were to move house you could take the fire with you. Besides creating a flame effect, and being more economical than a live fire, they are also more convenient and safer to use, making them a hit for parents with curious toddlers. Needing nothing more than a quick dust now and again, the electric fire also takes very little maintaining unlike gas fires.
Electricity is a major cause of accidental fires in UK homes, over 20,000 each year. When purchasing an electric fire, it is important to remember to regularly check the condition of your wiring, it is also important to check your sockets just as regularly, if there are visible burn marks, or they feel hot, it is recommended that you contact a registered electrician to check them. At night ensure the fire and other electrical appliances are turned off.
Dimplex are a leading manufacturer in the electric fire market, being the first to product an electric fireplace with a ‘realistic’ wood burning flame effect in 1995 BHL are certain that Dimplex will have the perfect fire for you. In 2008 Dimplex launched the Opti-mist effect which simulates both flames and smoke, following that in 2013 they launched the Opti-V effect which combines a realistic flickering flame with three dimensional LED logs that sporadically spark and an audio element of crackling logs. Perfect for those homes with no facility for a log burner, but still want the cosy winter effect of a log burning stove. Many people around the world appreciate the benefits of using a Dimplex fire. Dimplex fires require no maintenance or cleaning unlike conventional open fires, and are extremely simple to install, virtually all Dimplex fires come complete with a fitted plug and many don’t even require a fireplace. However if your preference is for a complete fireplace, then Dimplex can offer that too. Is there any wonder that BHL trust Dimplex to provide you with your every need when looking for a new electric fire?