If it is a focal point for your room that you were wanting rather than needing the heat then the electric fire option is for you.
The biggest range of displays in the showroom are of Dimplex electric fires which is one of many suppliers we deal with which all range from 1.2 – 2kw and they are all 100% efficient with the option of various colours. Unlike gas there are no regulations in terms of fuel bed meaning you can have anything from coals, pebbles, glass beads and logs. For those with a standard 16 x 22” opening then the fire can be placed to sit inside but for those with a flat wall then the option of a spacer is available to sit flush. With LED fires now available the cost of having just the effect on are next to nothing to run and even though the fan heater costs slightly more to run than a gas fire you have the bonus of not having to get them annually serviced which is an additional expense. Opti myst fires are extremely popular and the water based fire creates a mist effect which gives the illusion of smoke coming off the fuel bed. For those who wanted to take up minimal space in their room then they have the option on a insert or hang on the wall fire instead of having a mantle and full fireplace. Again, a bit like the gas stoves for convenience there is a wide range of electric stoves that can be placed in a inglenook to give you the look but without the upheaval and maintenance of a real log burning stove. All the fires run off a standard 13amp 3 pin plug so it is as simple as plugging it in and away you go. By purchasing your fire through a showroom, you will always have peace of mind of extended warranties and someone on the other end of the phone should any questions or issues arise.