If you are one of those who love the look and warmth of a wood burning fireplace, you may want to consider an electric fireplace or electric fireplace insert. Electric units produce heat without all the work and mess of a wood-burning fireplace. Take this quiz to see how hot your electric fireplace knowledge is.
Why do some people find wood burning fireplaces too much work?
You must chop or buy wood.
You have to clean the fireplace, flue and chimney.
How can you get the benefit of a wood-burning fire without all the work?
Buy an electric fireplace.
Turn on the heat.
Buy fake logs.
Why do electric fireplaces need no cleaning?
They are self-cleaning.
They have no logs or ash.
You replace them yearly.
How is an electric fireplace installed?
by a professional
by connecting it to the gas
by just plugging it in
How do you acquire wood for a wood-burning fireplace?
Chop it yourself.
Buy chopped wood.
How do electric fireplaces produce heat?
Why may electric fireplaces be a fire hazard?
The heat may set fire to flammable items close to the fireplace.
Sparks may set fire to flammable items close to the fireplace.
A dirty chimney may catch fire.
In an electric fireplace, how are flickering flames created?
What electric product may you want to purchase if your home has a fireplace and mantle?
electric fireplace inserts
What type of ventilation is required for electric fireplaces?
If you have installed an electric insert, what can you do if you want a real wood fire?
Remove the electric unit.
Set a wood fire.
How many BTUs do electric fireplace units produce?
Before purchasing an electric fireplace unit, what information is important to know?
What if you like the look of a fireplace but don't want the heat?
Set to no heat.
Set to heat.
Purchase an additional feature.
What handy accessory may you like included with your electric fireplace or insert?
If you do not like the look of imitation logs in an electric fireplace, what other options are there?
imitation steel tubes
How many exterior style options are available for electric fireplace units?
one style option
limited style options
many style options
How are electric units mounted?
hung on a wall
set on a table
What mantle options are available for electric fireplaces?
one material only
same as wood burning fireplaces
Where were the first electric fireplace units used?