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10 Benefits of an Electric Fireplace

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  • November 7, 2019

Nothing sets the scene for a cozy evening with family and friends in your home like a nice warm fire. But, what if you don’t have a fireplace or don’t want to deal with the mess of a wood-burning fireplace?

Enter the electric fireplace. Not only do they heat up your room, but they are also safer than a traditional fireplace and they plug into any standard electrical outlet. Check out the 10 benefits of an electric fireplace:

1. No Mess

You don’t have to worry about cleaning up the ashes and burnt wood.  When you are done using your electric fireplace, simply grab your remote control and turn it off and that’s it. How easy is that?

2. No Fumes

Joanna Fireplace & Media Mantel | Bob’s Discount Furniture
My Joanna Fireplace & Media Mantel features an ultra-realistic 3D flame effect!

Say goodbye to the smell of campfire taking over your house. My electric fireplaces do not emit any fumes or pollutants. The only thing you’ll smell is the sweet aroma of hot cocoa and warm coffee. Save a cup for me! I like cream and sugar.

Also, my electric fireplaces do not require any venting or gas lines.

3. They Are Cost-Efficient

Frontier Fireplace & Media Mantel | Bob’s Discount Furniture
My Frontier Fireplace doubles as an entertainment center!

An electric fireplace will not turn up the heat on your power bill. My electric fireplaces are extremely cost-efficient.

  • 1¢ per hour without heat
  • 11¢ per hour with heat
  • 100% energy efficient

Turning down your thermostat by 10-15 degrees for 8 hours a day can save you as much as 10% off your heating bill, according to the Energy Information Administration. 

 4. Great For Any Room

Flare Fireplace & Media Mantel | Bob’s Discount Furniture
My Flare Fireplace & Media Mantel is Bluetooth® enabled and has an LED light strip.

Electric fireplaces are great for any room of your house–living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, game rooms, dining rooms, offices, kitchens and dens. And unlike wall mounted gas fireplaces, traditional and mantel fireplaces, you can move your electric fireplace from room to room to change things up. Freestanding is much simpler to work with.

5. Family Friendly

Salon Fireplace & Media Mantel | Bob’s Discount Furniture
You’ll love the silver finish, mirror panels and faux jewel hardware on my Salon Fireplace & Media Mantel!

My electric fireplaces feature a glass front that stays cool to the touch. This is a welcome peace of mind to anyone with children because the first thing a child will do after you tell them not to touch something is… well, go over and touch it. You don’t need to worry about this with my cool-to-the-touch glass front. Now, your favorite China that’s been in your family for generations; I can’t help you keep your kids away from that!

6. Fire Prevention Technology

All of my electric fireplaces feature Safer Plug® fire prevention technology. This technology continuously monitors the temperature of the plug during use and automatically shuts off the fireplace if unsafe conditions arise. Once temperatures have cooled, Safer Plug® allows you to resume normal product usage.  

7. Realistic Flame Effects

Essex Fireplace | Bob’s Discount Furniture
My Essex electric fireplace features flame effects that look just like the real thing.

All of my electric fireplaces feature realistic flame effects to create that cozy ambiance because you can’t have a fireplace–electric or wood-burning–without flames!

Enjoy the ultra-realistic 3D Flame® effect with traditional log sets featured on my Frontier, Joanna and Scarlett.  

My Salon, Essex and Samatha feature Contemporary Spectrafire® plus customizable flame effect with translucent fire crystals.

Or enjoy the classic wood-burning fire effect with Spectrafire® Flame Effect Technology featured on my Flare, Ember, Blaze Black and Blaze Gray. These electric fireplaces also have a realistic gas-burning flame effect.

8. Heats Up Your Room

Blaze Black Fireplace | Bob’s Discount Furniture
My Blaze Black electric fireplace adds the heat of a fireplace minus the fire.

I don’t call them Bob’s Hotties for no reason! My electric fireplaces have an infrared quartz 1,500 watt/5,200 BTUs per hour heater blower that can warm any room up to 1,000 square feet.

 9. Turn up the Music

Not only can my electric fireplaces heat up a room, but they can also turn up the tunes! Enjoy the Bluetooth® Sound System on my Samatha, Blaze Gray, Blaze Black, Ember and Flare.

10. Doubles as a TV Stand

And this might just be the coolest (pun intended) feature of them all. Are you ready for it? All of my electric fireplaces double as a TV stand. Plus they have storage for your media.

Bonus: One Year Warranty!

All of my “No Fuss Electric Fireplaces” come with a full one-year limited warranty against manufacturer defects. Should you encounter any defects, please contact us at 800-569-1284.


I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

Comments (2)

  • Brenda Freemansays:

    November 29, 2019 at 8:38 am

    I have 2 family members that purchased furniture that looks & feels like leather, but is called “pleather “. They have each had these sectionals approximately 5 years & they are still just like new. What is pleather made out of & what is the difference in price between leather & pleather.
    Thank you!

    • Bobsays:

      December 6, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      Thank for your question. I just love talking about furniture with my readers!
      To answer your question, pleather is a synthetic manmade fabric which depending on how it’s cared for/treated will wear better than most cloth but not as well as leather. It can be made to look very much like leather but does not have the same feel nor is it breathable. However, it looks like real leather and is a desirable cost alternative to leather.
      Leather is a natural fabric, generally feels luxurious, is breathable and depending on how it’s cared for/treated will outlast most all other fabrics.
      As for the price leather is usually more expensive (anywhere from 25% to 75% more) as the materials cost significantly more than the man-made fabric of Pleather.

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