About Me—Who I Am
Hi, my name is Steven and welcome to my blog!
When I was growing up, we had a home in the mountains near a lake. We as a family fished for trout many warm days cooking them over an open fire pit. We had a tranquil fireplace surrounded by river rock where the dog lazed about during the winter. Then one day, Dad got the bright idea to replace the wood burning stove—not the fireplace box. He also wanted to add a moss rock wall behind the stove. What a labor- and time-intensive job that was! Replacing pipe, concreting in the moss rocks, and me—I carried Dad tools and things not too heavy for a young boy. Dad told me that the wall had to have asbestos board for safety and a hearth of stone so that nothing was combustible. All of this had to be done so many inches from the wall to conform to fire codes.
I simply wanted to share with this blog one of my life adventures. Today we do not need to go to these extremes. We have electric fireplaces and old-world charm electric stoves! Dad inspired me to become interested in fireplaces, but not his type that involved a lot of work. I found that the new electric fireboxes are a tremendous option to wood and gas units. I grew tired of handling wood and doing the necessary ash clean out, but I did enjoy helping my Dad.
I found out very quickly as I grew older that the ventless wonders could be placed anywhere—on an outside or inside wall, and below or above grade. What a concept! The flames and embers are realistic and some units highlight crushed glass for having the flames raise high.
When logs are burned in a typical fireplace, 80 to 90 percent of the heat goes up the chimney. An electric fireplace or stove might not have the primitive appeal of a crackling wood-burner, but there are situations where you may not want the inconvenience of wood carrying, splitting, and removing ashes, or purchasing expensive split wood if you do not live in a wooded area.
The new firesides can do many of the things wood burning units and stoves do, and do them well. They don’t require a flu, piping, or messy ashes to clean out. It provides a focal point for the room and creates a pleasant, warm glow from remarkably realistic manufactured logs. The built-in quiet fan allows for adequate air movement and has low and high settings. Some have thermostats and remote controls. These units can partially or entirely heat a room at the same level of cost and energy consumption as a conventional electric heater.
All that is needed to operate an electric fireplace is a source of electricity. The electrical connection can be 120-Volt, 1650–Watt model producing about 5000 to 5640 BTU per hour. These units fit well into an existing masonry firebox. It is hard to fire up real wood logs today due to the “no burn” restriction days by the EPA.
Depending on your needs, electric units can fit on a wall—with a flat screen TV above, in a corner, or even sit on the floor. Take a look around this site to see all of the styles and colors. You will be amazed at the beauty and functionality and numerous features to include authentic looking flickering flames, with the flames or heat on or off.
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