Popular wisdom says that the human eye never gets tired of looking at fire. Since ancient times, fire has been a source of heat, served for cooking, and our ancestors gathered in the evenings around the fire and discussed the affairs of the past day.
Perhaps that is why there is nothing surprising in the fact that modern man is also attracted by the sight of flames.
Many would like to have a fireplace at home to enjoy the soothing view of the burning wood. Unfortunately, not all city apartments for objective reasons can be equipped with a fireplace. But this is not a reason to give up the dream of becoming the owner of a fireplace.
Even in a city apartment, wrapped in a warm blanket on winter evenings, you can watch the fire of the fireplace. There is a way out - install an electric fireplace in your home.
Electric home fireplaces come in a variety of designs and configurations, and colors ranging from white to dark. In this article, we will take a closer look at corner electric fireplaces.
Features of the
Similar fireplaces work from the electrical network, the angular shape allows such a fireplace to effectively fit into the space of the room without taking up much space. It is possible to install a fireplace without the appropriate approvals from the supervising housing authorities.
You can put a fireplace in any apartment and room, the size of the room can be small. Usually, the owner of the house chooses the dining room and living room to install the device, since in these rooms most often people relax and receive guests. But in the bedroom, in the study or in the nursery, the fireplace will also look appropriate.
The components of the electric fireplace are the external design and the firebox. Special spirals are placed inside. With the help of a fan or a special reflector, warming heat is emitted from them. In this case, the fireplace itself remains at room temperature.
It is noteworthy that apartment fireplaces can heat up to 20 square meters of the area of your home. You can set the settings at which the fireplace will turn itself off when it reaches the required temperature for heating the room. The thermostat will help - the main regulator of the fireplace heat.
Fire is indistinguishable from real
Almost theatrical decoration of a fireplace burning, forming believable tongues of flame, is provided by artificial firewood and coals made of plastic or ceramic materials, silk, foil and colored lamps.
Luminaires that provide unevenly distributed light help create the most realistic simulated fire. For a complete feeling of a real fireplace, sound speakers act - with their help, the crackle of burning wood comes from the fireplace stove.
What are they?
Corner fireplaces are divided into the following types. Allocate: an electric hearth, which stands separately. Its distinctive feature is its compact size. Such a device, as a rule, is sold without any special external design. You just need to choose the right place in the apartment and connect the hearth to the network without unnecessary hassle.
There are fireplaces placed in the wall, or recessed. Most often, for their installation using drywall, an appropriate niche is prepared in the wall. After the installation of the structure, its external decoration is performed. In this connection, the installation of such devices is advised to be done during the general repair of the premises.
There are also whole fireplace complexes, which include a hearth and a ready-made frame. In the installation, such complexes are unpretentious - you just need to supply and connect to the electrical network.Such a fireplace will look like a full substitute for a real fireplace.
According to their purpose, corner fireplaces are decorative and functional. Your choice of this or that option will depend on what tasks you assign to the fireplace. Fireplaces that are not equipped with a room heating system are suitable exclusively for creating an uncommon interior.
They will cost significantly less than the second type of fireplaces. If you want to receive heat from the fireplace, then buy a copy equipped with a heating element, but remember - corner fireplaces are inferior in heat transfer to front ones.
The undisputed leader in the corner fireplace industry is a company from Ireland called Dimplex. This firm uses some of the most advanced technologies to recreate the most realistic flames.
Corner fireplaces from "Dimplex" are versatile, they are well suited for almost any room: office or apartment.
Products from the "Classic Flame" company have excellent quality and spectacular appearance. Fireplaces from this company have the latest options and are distinguished by a realistically recreated flame.
Russia in the fireplace market is adequately represented by the Interflame company, producing ready-made portals with built-in hearths. The company is distinguished by high-quality products with an outstanding appearance. Interflame offers a wide selection of fireplaces for every taste.
Benefits and cons
Of course, like any product, corner electric fireplaces have a number of advantages and disadvantages inherent to them. Among the advantages is the ability to install the product in a relatively close housing - in modern high-rise buildings.
Corner electric fireplaces are easy to operate. It will be easy to install them in the apartment. The angular configuration of the fireplace will allow it to be placed in rooms of various sizes and for various purposes. He will worthily take his place in a residential building, restaurant or work office.
It is convenient that, unlike the flame of a classic fireplace, an artificial flame will not produce soot and smoke.
Corner fireplaces are available on the market in many different models. This will allow you to choose exactly the fireplace that will best fit into your interior.
An electronic fireplace can be a good alternative to a heater. It will not only bring warmth to your home, but also make the living room more beautiful and interesting.
Among the disadvantages of such products is energy consumption. If you are used to saving energy, this option is not for you. An electric fireplace is not a cheap pleasure. Sure, it costs less than a real fireplace, but it's going to have to be pretty expensive.
How not to make a mistake with the choice?
When choosing a fireplace, you should pay attention to a number of basic parameters. Take a closer look at the power. The best option will be when the fireplace is 1 kW per 10 square meters.
Pay attention to the cost. The lower it is, the less functions the fireplace will have. At the same time, the most expensive fireplaces in terms of the number of functions are often not much ahead of devices from the middle price segment.
We recommend that you find out if your fireplace service is provided in the service center. Ask what the warranty period for your chosen product is.
.Some electric fireplaces can work in two modes: to heat the room or create decorations for the appearance of the room.
When heated, the average fireplace will consume from 0.5 to 2 kW, and this is provided that your room is no more than 20 square meters. The thermostat in the fireplace unit will help you control the heat output.
By using the fireplace in decorating mode, you can significantly save energy. In this mode, the costs will not exceed 100 Watt.
Do not forget that the cost of a fireplace is influenced not only by the number of functions and technical features of the product, but also by its appearance.The presence of expensive materials in the decoration of the fireplace implies a higher market value.
The smallest cost of installing a fireplace varies from 5000 rubles. Luxurious exhibits can cost 100,000 rubles. and more.
How to install correctly?
Do not rush to install the fireplace next to the doorway if the door opens towards the fireplace. You could accidentally damage the device. There must be an accessible socket on the wall next to the place where you want to place the fireplace.
Before installing a fireplace in a room, check that the electrical wiring is not overloaded. Make sure not to turn on different electrical devices at the same time.
Separately, it is worth highlighting fireplaces in which the realism of the flame is created using the 3D effect. The flame created with this effect will look as realistic as possible, resembling a live fire.
We wish you to choose exactly the fireplace that can bring maximum comfort and warmth to your home!