Electric fireplace is mounted on a hearth that is no longer in use. They are made from a material that makes it portable and designed with a touch of elegance giving them that exquisite finish look. Fireplaces are put up with the main intention of holding fire these purposes have evolved as time passes by. Long ago hearths were set up for heating and cooking purposes, they had features such as chimneys which would spill out burned gases back into the house and drawing oxygen from the room for combustion casing you to leave doors open for ventilation.
With the invention of fireplaces that dont have chimney, this has lead to the wide spread of competent hearth. Electric fireplace is one of the inventions that do not need external emitting tube that help in drawing gases out of the inglenook and do not require wood for burning. Electric fireplace save time by pressing a button on the wall and you have the fire. Since they do not need prior preparation to light them, this being the procedure in wood fireplace where you have to gather the firewood cut them down to sizes that fit.
Electric fireplace have features that allows you to set the mode to your convenience, for instance you may choose to warm your house without displaying flames on the screen, so with just pressing some buttons you have that done and the other way round where you choice to have flame displayed only. This cannot be done with the wood units where the display of flames depends on the intensity of the heat being generated.
Ventless hearth is a kind of electric fireplace that do not need flue to emit gases. Since the ventless hearth does not need a ventilation system it has an advantage over wood fireplaces that requires one. The absence of chimneys in electric fireplace allows it to generate heat sufficient for a given room this is because possible heat loss is eliminated. Ventless fireplace is safe to use and easy to operate, this is because it does not have an open fire that can be dangerous around playing children, since it is normally mounted on a wall and it is sealed all over. Wood fireplaces on the other hand do not need much attention when installing in terms of details and are easy to construct.
Fireplaces maintenances are of much importance and are different from one hearth to the other depending on the features of each some require much attention while others dont. In the case of an electric fireplace you only need to know how it functions normally which can help you in detecting any problem that may arise.