The benefits of an electric fire for your home

With the year of 2021 now upon us, many homeowners are looking for a way to adapt their properties, such as with the installation of a brand-new fireplace. With a wide range of options to consider, each with their own benefits that suit various homes and family situations, choosing the right one for you may become a difficult decision. Allow us to lend a helpful hand in the way of electric fires by discussing the benefits that they could have for your home.

No chimney? No problem

One of the largest benefits to the installation of an electric fire is that you face no restrictions when it comes to chimneys. With nothing burning and no fumes needing a safe release point, you are able to place an electric fire in any room within any home, whether it be a modern bungalow, high-rise flat or Victorian renovation.


Wood burners and gas fires create and release fumes via the release point of a chimney, but there is always the requirement to complete regular safety checks or services to ensure that no fault arises, allowing the fumes to become released into your home. Although electricity can also require similar annual services and checks to ensure correct and safe working function, you’ll never have to worry about harmful fumes being released into the living space of your family.

Low maintenance

Due to the electricity taking control of the heat within the fireplace itself, there is no requirement for logs, fuels or any alternatives to be burnt. As a result of this, the fire will leave behind no mess, including no blackening of the fireplaces’ surrounds due to soot or debris and therefore no requirement for regular deep cleans.

Multiple styles available

Another benefit to electric fires is the wide range of styles available on the market. From stand alone to wall mounting, you can be sure to find a size, style and finish to match the interior of your desired room, further complimenting your home.

High efficiency

Aside from becoming the stunning focal point of your desired room, the other main benefit of the installation of a fireplace is to heat your home. As we have already touched upon, electric fires require no chimney. As a result of this, there will be no heat loss due to a percentage of its generated warmth becoming trapped within the smoke chamber or removed completely from your home, allowing the heat to exit solely into the room you have installed your fireplace.

If you are looking to install an electric fireplace within your property and are seeking further information or an expert opinion on which other variant of fireplace could be the best option for your home, then get in touch with a member of our Fiveways Fires and Stoves team by calling 0208 127 4747 or emailing us at  and we will be happy to help.