Why Should I Buy an Electric Stove or Fire?
While nothing can compare to the sights and sounds of a roaring fire on a cool evening, we know that installing a wood-burning or multi-fuel stove is not a reality for every homeowner.
For those who live in rented houses or flats, undergoing a large installation job is not always easy or allowed, and often may not be cost effective in the long run.
But why should that stop you from enjoying the look and feel of a stove in your home?
Electric Stoves are a great solution for people who are unable to make large renovations or changes to their homes, for whatever reason this may be. More often than not they can be simply plugged into the mains and are ready to be used within minutes.
Why pick electric?
Many electric stoves have an almost 100% efficiency in their performance. Electric stoves boast a higher efficiency than their wood burning, multi-fuel or even gas counterparts for one simple reason – there is no chimney for the heat to escape out of!
Although not exclusively free-standing in design, another advantage of electric stoves is their ability to be placed anywhere in a room without the need for fittings and renovations before they can be used. Should you opt for the ‘plug in and go’ approach, they are also a lot easier to move from one place to another should you feel like redecorating or repositioning your furniture, making them a great choice for people who like to mix things up from time to time.
Electric stoves also last a surprisingly long time if they are properly cared for. Like traditional wood-burning stoves or multi-fuel stoves, they are less susceptible to problems like corrosion or rust and you won’t have to worry about cleaning a chimney to avoid creosote and tar deposits that could cause harm to your home and your stove.
A concern for some may be the cost of their electricity bills by opting for electric rather than alternative stoves. Many electric stoves are designed to have a low heat output and so are not designed to heat the whole house. This way, they function as a supplement to your existing heating system and use significantly less energy than expected.
Electric stoves come in a wide range of styles and designs, with many having a choice of log style effects and realistic flame projection.
The ACR Astwood is one of our most popular models, as it is the electric alternative to the popular Astwood multi-fuel/wood burning stove. This particular model offers a 2Kw heat output and features a log effect fuel bed with a realistic 3D holographic flame projection that has a choice of four flame settings.
A great advantage of this stove model is the ability to control the unit with a remote and can be programmed to automatically turn on at different times of the day if required.
This isn’t the only ACR stove to receive an electric twin – the ACR Malvern has also undergone the electric treatment. Constructed from steel, this model also boasts remote control, 4 realistic flame settings and a log effect fuel bed. Those who want to give the appearance of a real wood burning stove can also purchase a flue spigot with a meter length of 5” flue pipe.
To view our full range of electric stoves, visit our web store today to find a make and model that suits you. Alternatively, if you still prefer the look and feel of a real wood burning fire you can view our full range of stoves here.
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