|By Marketwire .||
|October 18, 2012 04:01 AM EDT||
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/12 -- If there were a modern day remake of the famous Mary Poppins film it would exclude a number of key characters. One of these would be the handsome Dick Van Dyke doing his best chimney sweeper impression while dancing about singing 'chim, chim, cheroo'. Although the majority of our homes still have chimney structures very few are actually actively used. Aside from the maintenance of keeping your chimney in a clean, working condition the invention of the contemporary electric fireplace has brought about a much more popular heating system in many homes. Not only does the electric fireplace give you a much more convenient and hassle free heating option it also offers a great selection of styles to complement your homes design whatever look you go for.
No chimney trouble
An electric fireplace means that you don't have to use your chimney, you can just plug it in and you're ready to go. Not only does this give those in traditional homes another, less messy option but also means dwellers in new built homes can have all the joys of a fire even if they don't have a chimney.
A warm glow
Electric fireplaces are great if you want to keep the fireplace as the feature of a room to create a cosy effect. They simulate the same heat and colours as a real fire but can be turned on and off at the flick of a switch making them a much less time consuming way of heating your home. A traditional fire requires time to get the coals or logs going and can burn for hours, obviously this is a great way of heating your home but can be a nuisance if you want the fire to burn out before you feel comfortable going to bed.
Money saving mission
An electric fire is also an ideal way of saving energy and can help reduce your heating bills. The heat can be turned on and off in an instant which means you have full control over it and what's more unlike central heating you can much more effectively heat the room you are in.
Notes to editors
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