The advantages of an electric fire are many, and there are few disadvantages. Below is a list of both.
- An electric fire is durable
Electricity is the future. The availability of gas will reduce and the rules for burning wood will become stricter, while the possibilities of electricity will only increase.
- An electric fire is easy to install
The installation of an electric fire is very simple: just plug in to a socket and the fire is ready to use. Often an electric fire (just like a gas fire) is placed in a chimney breast. For an electric fire this is easier to install, as it’s allowed to be built mostly from timber.
- An electric fire offers many possibilities
Electric fires do not emit high temperatures of their own. The possibilities for creative installation are therefore virtually endless. With other types of fire (costly) heat resistant materials must be used, while the installation of electric fires can be done in almost any material.
- An electric fire does not need a flue
This also contributes to the possibilities. No large renovations, and possibilities for flats and smaller houses.
- An electric fire is simple to use
Heat and flames are instantly available at the touch of a button. The DRU Virtuo offers a convenient remote control so you can control both the heating and flame effects from the comfort of your chair.
- The heat of an electric fire is adjustable
Regulating the heat that wood gives off is difficult, that of a gas fire is less so, but the heat that DRU electric fires give off is very precisely adjustable.
- No real flames
Although small, real flames always carry a certain risk. An electric fire has no real flames, so none of the additional risks.
- No real flames
A disadvantage as well as an advantage. Real flames give off heat, and although the flame image here is almost indistinguishable from the real thing, it is still ‘the next best thing’, rather than the best.
- No authentic smell
Wood, in particular, gives off a characteristic smell that many people love. An electric fire is odourless (which to some may be considered an advantage).
- Runs on electricity
Especially an advantage, but if you have no electricity, then you can have no heat or cozy flames.