Eco Friendly Reasons to Go Green with Portable Heaters and Electric Fireplaces

Global warming has made everyone more aware of how and what they use natural energy for. People worldwide are seeking environmentally friendly energy options when possible.

One of the easiest and best ways to “go green” with one’s lifestyle is by making your home as energy efficient as possible. One of the easiest ways to make your home energy efficient is by controlling what you use to heat and cool your home.

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Electric fireplace are available in all forms. From corner fireplaces to entertainment centers, there is an electric fireplace for every home.

There are three reasons why you should consider purchasing an eco-friendly electric fireplace heater.

1) Save Money on Your Energy Bills Electric fireplaces provide realistic three dimensional flames utilizing state-of-the-art LED technology. That being said the patented flame technology operates at a cost of about three cents per hour. With heat the operating cost will average around ten cents an hour.

Traditional wood and gas fireplaces operate at a much higher hourly cost and storage of wood fuel can be costly as it is inconvenient. Implementing zone heating with a portable heater can also play a large role in lowering your energy bill as it minimizes the need to turn up your homes central heating thermostat.

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2) Reduce Carbon Footprint Traditional fireplaces are harmful to the environment in that the raw wood fuel that is used to fuel these fireplaces require trees to be cut down. With new homes on the rise, traditional fireplaces are not helping with deforestation. As deforestation is on the rise, so is the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the air.

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Electric fireplace logs, feature an extremely realistic glowing ember effect when in action, and also have dancing and flickering LED flames that can be viewed from any angle. These logs that are contained within electric fireplaces can be turned used again and again all year long without requiring real wood fuel and or producing as much carbon dioxide as a traditional fireplace.

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3) Zone Heating By keeping the heat on where and when you need it, you can drastically lower the energy bills for your home. The central heating system for your home is often times controlled by a single thermostat, turning that thermostat on provides heat to the entire home. This is not efficient especially when you are the only person at home and only need heat in one room.

An electric fireplace can effectively provide heat for a room up to 20 feet by 20 feet without having to turn up the central heating thermostat. Additionally you can conveniently unplug your portable fireplace and move it from room to room as needed.

Additional Resources:

  1. Heating Efficiency Put to the Test: Wood, Electric, and Gas Fireplaces
  2. How do You have an “Eco Friendly” Fireplace?
  3. 3 Steps to Converting from Wood to Electric Inserts