If you do not have gas in your home, or want to benefit from a focal point in a room that does not have a gas supply you may wish to consider an electric fire. Our range of electric fires simply plug in the mains electric supply and can be varied between: flame effect only, or flame effect and 1kW or 2kW of heat.
When installing a gas appliance is not an option, the technology of an electric fire can still provide your home with flickering flames and realistic glowing fuelbed found within a ‘real’ fire.
The main benefit of an electric appliance is ease of installation. Without the constraints of gas supplies and flues, our range of electric fires simply requires provision of a mains socket close to the appliance location.
All fires feature independent flame effects, a ‘cool blow’ facility that allows operation of the fan without heat, and a switchable 1kW/2kW fan assisted heater.
Technical specifications for installation
Superior electric fires require a fixed socket within 1.8 meters of the installed location.
All electric wall-mounted fires can be simply mounted to virtually any wall surface, using only three screws. Electric inset fires can be installed directly into an existing fireplace opening, or fitted with the inclusive spacer frame to allow free-standing installation to a flat wall, without the need for a hearth or back panel.
The socket must be easily accessible and NOT located directly above the appliance. It is recommended that any open flues be sealed off to prevent down draughts from causing nuisance cut off. These appliances must NOT be installed into bathrooms or within the immediate vicinity of showers or swimming pools. Do not allow appliances to become covered as this may cause overheating.
Your questions answered
What are the running costs of these appliances?
The running costs of these appliances can be calculated quite simply using the following calculation: Running Cost = Energy Input x Your Electricity Supply Tariff.
Example based on electric fire set to 2.0kW heat setting with flame effect:
Electric Energy Input 2.06kW x Your Electricity Supplier Tariff 15.76p / kWh = Running Cost 32.5p per hour.
Your ‘Electricity Supply Tariff’ can be taken from a recent electricity bill, or contact your electricity provider.
What safety features are on the appliance?
All electric fires are fitted with a thermal trip switch that monitors the temperature inside the appliance, and senses any change if it becomes covered or displaced for any reason. The trip switch will automatically switch off the heater, which then must be reset manually before it will operate further.
Are the fires easy to operate?
We aim to design all of our fires to be easy to use and simple to operate. Our range of electric fires feature high-level switches that are purposely positioned with the elderly or infirm in mind.
Can the flame effect be used independent of heat?
All electric appliances benefit by having the flame effect operational on its own for visual enhancement only.