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Are real flame fireplaces safe?

Last Updated: 12th March, 2020

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Also know, are Fake fireplaces safe?

While electric fireplaces are extremely safe, leaving them on overnight (or any time they will not be attended) is not recommended. But electric fireplaces from ClassicFlame® have a number of built-in safety features to help protect you and your home, no matter the situation. For example, many models come with a timer.

One may also ask, do gas fireplaces have real flames? Installation. If your house has a gas line, you can have a gas fireplace installed without other modifications. Also, because gas fireplaces are fueled by gas, they create real flames, while electric ones produce heat with no flame. Generally speaking, a gas fireplace is more expensive to run than an electric fireplace

Also asked, do electric fireplaces have a real flame?

Electric fireplaces do not produce real flames, which is one of the many reasons homeowners enjoy them. That's because dealing with real open flames can be a hassle. Not only does fire generate harmful emissions, like carbon monoxide, it also leaves behind a messy pile of ash.

Are gel fuel fireplaces safe?

As long as you buy the type of gel fuel meant to be used indoors, inside of a gel-burning fireplace, it is safe. Gel fuel is an alcohol-based fuel rated 90 percent effective and it burns clean without fumes or smoke.

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Ayad Henin

Professional

Do fake fireplaces give off heat?

Electric fireplaces are 100% efficient — all of the heat they produce stays in the room, because there is no vent to the outside. By comparison, a gas fireplace loses 20 – 30% of the heat it produces, out the vent or chimney.

Douae Ruhl

Professional

How much does a fake fireplace cost?

Electric fireplace costs start at about $200 and tend to average around $700 or $800. A fireplace improves the atmosphere of your home, but fireplace installation can be costly and require a great deal of maintenance.

Selene Fencl

Professional

How much will an electric fireplace raise my electric bill?

The average electric fireplace uses nearly 1500 watts of power. If you use it just for ambiance, then the cost can range anywhere from $0.003 to $0.03 per hour. However, if you use a heating unit as well, the costs will go up to around $0.09 per hour for a medium setting, and $0.18 per hour for the maximum setting.

Maddalena Fuerderer

Explainer

Can I run my electric fireplace all night?

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.

Akemi Moledo

Explainer

Can you plug an electric fireplace into a regular outlet?

Electric Fireplace Installation
The installation of an Electric Fireplace can be as simple as placing the fireplace where you want it and plugging it into an existing electrical outlet. You should however plug your Electric Fireplace into an outlet by itself on a dedicated breaker or fuse.

Jeffry Anghel

Explainer

Can fireplaces produce carbon monoxide?

The less complete the burning (combustion), the more carbon monoxide is generated. Gas hot water heaters, gas and oil furnaces, fireplaces, and wood stoves all generate carbon monoxide. Once in the body, carbon monoxide goes everywhere in the body, including the brain.

Thurman Puyuelo

Pundit

Do the electric fireplaces really heat a room?

The electric fireplace heater dissipates warmth directly into the room and is not lost through the chimney or special venting, since they don't require any. While electric fireplaces are not designed to be the central heating source in a home, they can heat a small room much more efficiently than a real fireplace.

Nemesis Amblas

Pundit

Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from an electric fireplace?

Only use fuel-burning space heaters in well-ventilated areas. Electrical space heaters pose no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, unlike those that burn fuels, such as kerosene.

Steluta Derjavets

Pundit

How real do electric fireplaces look?

Electric fireplaces that feature logs do a great job of simulating a real fire. The logs and embers built into our electric fireplaces are hand molded and hand painted. They produce impressive, realistic flames, a “smoke” effect, as well as a pulsating glowing ember effect.

Minervino Mikhailutsa

Pundit

What electric fireplace looks the most real?

The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2018
  • 1.) Dimplex Revillusion Built-In Firebox (43.25”)
  • 2.) Dimplex Prism Wall Mount Fireplace (74”)
  • 3.) Dimplex Optimyst II Insert (28”)
  • 4.) Dimplex Opti-V Duet Fireplace Insert (54.25”)
  • 5.) Dimplex Ignite XL Linear Electric Fireplace (100”)

Sheba Bauk

Pundit

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.

Myriam Eguaras

Teacher

How do fake flames work?

In most units, realistic flames are created by refracting light from a standard or LED bulb in random three-dimensional patterns, thus resulting in a "flickering" effect. Additional color matching technology may be employed to ensure the flames resemble the orange-yellow hues of a real fire.

Mercy Wachsmundt

Teacher

Where should electric fireplaces be placed?

Depending on the needs for both warmth and ambiance, electric fireplaces can be hung on walls in living areas, bedrooms, offices and garages.

Kayla Uytt

Teacher

Can I hang TV above fireplace?

Worse, the soot from the fire can get into the TV's innards, doing nothing good. Now, if you never actually use your fireplace, then you're fine. Otherwise, be wary. Though stylish, mounting a TV above a fireplace isn't the best idea for the you or for the TV.

Millan Estalrich

Reviewer

Maurice Glatter

Reviewer

Do electric fireplaces look fake?

An electric fireplace can have a mantle just like a traditional fireplace. It can have fake logs and fake flames that do actually look realistic. But if it isn't, an electric fireplace might be just the thing for your home. Best of all, electric fireplaces do not require any clean up because there are no logs or ash.

Cirenia Idiburuta

Reviewer

What is the safest type of fireplace?

Electric fireplaces are hands down the safest option for families with children or pets. Gas, gel, and ethanol are also safer for children and pets. Wood-burning fireplaces, on the other hand, can be very dangerous if used improperly.

Bethsabe Arribas

Reviewer

Which is cheaper gas or electric fire?

Generally, cheaper to buy and install than other fire types. Unit costs and installation may be higher than electric fires, but gas is far cheaper than electricity. Adding a real wood fireplace can be costly, as is the ongoing cost of wood.

Talha Rudrani

Supporter

Is it cheaper to run a gas fireplace or the furnace?

Zone Heating with Gas Fireplaces
Operating a furnace for one hour at 75,000 -100,000 Btu cost a homeowner $1.12 - $1.49 based on last month's national average natural gas rate. By comparison, a natural gas fireplace running at 30,000 Btu per hour cost only 45 cents.