Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Zone Heating Featured Guest Post

Considering Switching to An Electric Fireplace?

With temperatures nearing zero and significant snowstorms in the forecast, the days of putting off winter preparations are long gone. Home heating needs to be a top priority to keep your family safe and warm, free from frozen pipes and chilled toes.  Does your winterization plan includes an electric fireplace? If not, we strongly urge you to consider it as a viable form of home heating. Is switching to electric something you’ve been thinking about?



If you answered yes….

Woohoo! Let us reaffirm your beliefs that electric fireplaces can save you significant money. Gas bills are no one’s friends, but they don’t have to be necessarily an evil. Electric fireplaces are a great way to increase your home’s energy efficiency by zone heating, turning down the central thermostat and only warming the rooms you use most. This action alone can save you up to 10% on your energy bill each month. Please consult your local energy company to see how much zone heating can save you.



In general, electric fireplaces cost much less to run. Gas fireplaces typically operate at 17 to 24¢ per hour (varies by location), but electric fireplaces provide warmth and LED technology that can save you up to 10% on your energy bill. With heating options that can warm rooms from 400 square feet to 1,000 square feet, electric fireplaces are a vibrant and affordable way to keep your family comfy and cozy this winter.

Worried they don’t look realistic enough? New technology including LED lights, glowing logs and ember beds ensure the effect is as convincing as possible. You have to see it to believe it.


If you answered no…

Isn’t it time to start? What are you waiting for?

Twin-Star manufactures a number of the leading brands of electric fireplaces including Duraflame, ClassicFlame and ChimneyFree. With many styles and designs to suit any d├ęcor, Twin-Star offers several options from mantels to media consoles and wall mounts. Let us find the perfect unit for your home.


For more information on electric fireplaces as an alternative to gas or wood, check out our resources center full of articles, videos and infographics from people who have made the switch.


Guest post provided by Lauren Monitz of ElectricFireplacesDirect.com, the #1 online source for electric fireplaces and a major distributor of Twin-Star products.

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