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Are electric fireplaces safe?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
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Herein, can electric fireplaces cause fires?
Yes, electric fireplaces are not only safe for your family, they are safe for the environment. It's an easy decision to make. Many house fires are started by a burning flame left on overnight. With electric units, you won't have to worry about this.
One may also ask, are electric fireplaces worth it? The electric fireplace is energy efficient and cost effective. There is no risk of losing the heat through the venting as the case with gas fireplaces. A gas fireplace can lose 20% to 30% of the heat through the venting decreasing the efficiency.
Then, is it safe to sleep with an electric fireplace on?
Yes, it is okay to leave an electric fireplace insert on overnight but it's best if you turn it off when possible. Although electric fireplaces do not produce any carbon monoxide fumes, its best to turn your electric fireplace off when you leave the room for an extended period of time or plan on catching some zzz's.
Do electric fireplaces cost a lot to run?
Typical Electricity Usage Electric fireplaces use only about 1,500 watts of electricity. Operational costs range between 0.003 to 3 cents per hour when you use them strictly for decorative purposes -- that is, the flames are activated but no heat is produced.