When selecting a new electric fireplace, one of the most important considerations is how realistic the fire looks. The flames may not be real, but most people still want the soft glow of an actual fire. In fact, ambiance is one of the main reasons why they decide to install an electric fireplace to begin with. After all, it’s hard to resist the warm, inviting atmosphere that a fire can bring to any space.
With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why many shoppers in the market for an electric fireplace put realistic appearance at the top of their priorities. From exploring basic effects to advanced 3D technology, here’s how to tell which electric fireplace will offer the best visual impact.
Realistic Flame Technology
With help from groundbreaking new technology, electric fireplaces look more realistic than ever before. One such innovation is called 3D Flame® Effect from ClassicFlame®. In some ways, this technology makes flames even better than real ones. That’s because not only does it create a realistic look, but it also gives you the freedom to customize the flames to your liking.
With patent pending 3D Flame® Effect from ClassicFlame®, flames dance on and behind the log set for a realistic look that can be customized.
For example, some models with 3D Flame® Effect come with multiple color options. So whether you’re in the mood for the classic amber glow of a campfire or want to enjoy the cool illumination of sapphire flames, you have the option to choose your look. Some models also have adjustable brightness settings and speed settings for a variety of ways to customize your fire’s appearance.
In addition, this technology enables homeowners to enjoy the flame effects without having to turn on the heat. So whether it’s July or December, the electric fireplace can benefit the home all year round. This is something that lower-quality electric fireplaces and even traditional wood-burning fireplaces just can’t replicate.
When you see a fire burning in a hearth, it’s about more than just the flames. It’s about the feeling of warmth and details like the glowing log and ember bed that come together to create the perfect atmosphere. So when you’re shopping for a realistic electric fireplace, take those elements into account, too.
In addition, some electric fireplaces also have brick backgrounds to mimic the appearance of a real fireplace. Between these elements and the flames themselves, the electric fireplace can truly create a stunning effect in your living room, bedroom or other area in the home.
The duraflame® Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove with 3D Flame® Effect (Model #: DFI-5010-01) is a great example of these essential details. It features a realistic glowing log and ember bed encased inside a stove that makes it hard to tell the fire isn’t real. Plus, this particular model produces enough heat to warm a room up to 1,000 square feet, making it truly feel like you’re sitting beside an actual fire.
The duraflame® Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove with 3D Flame® Effect offers a realistic fireplace view in a space-saving stove heater.
Just because you don’t have a fireplace in your house, doesn’t mean you can’t create one. By purchasing a wall mantel to go with your electric fireplace, you can make your fire resemble a true wood-burning fireplace with a traditional look. This means you’ll enjoy not just the benefits of the fireplace itself, but also the stylish appearance of your mantel and expanded décor opportunities.
To add this combination to your own home, you’ll need to choose an electric fireplace insert. The ClassicFlame® 3D Infrared Quartz Electric Fireplace Insert with Safer Plug™ and Safer Sensor® (Model #: 28II042FGL), for example, looks great set inside a stone mantel. For even more visual impact, select the ClassicFlame® 42” 3D Spectrafire Plus Infrared Electric Fireplace Insert (Model #: 42II042FGT), which is wider and pairs beautifully with an entertainment center or TV stand. Once your setup is complete, simply grab the remote, turn on the fireplace and watch as the flames roar to life.
Find Your Ideal Electric Fireplace Today
Whatever you’re looking for in an electric fireplace, whether it’s realism, size, convenience or efficiency, we can help you find it here at Twin Star Home. As the #1 market leader in electric fireplaces, our fireplaces are designed with the most advanced technology, including