10 Reasons to Choose an Electric Fireplace In Canadian Homes

Canada has very unique weather, we all know that. That’s why Barbecues Galore has home heating options for just about every household. Here are 10 Reasons to Choose an Electric Fireplace in Your Home.

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Lower Cost Upfront: One huge advantage an electric fireplace has over a gas fireplace is the lower cost. So, you can save your cash or get multiple units that will liven up the whole home. Have one in the master bedroom, the basement, and the den, all for roughly the same price as a gas fireplace or lower.

Low Maintenance: Gas fireplaces require annual maintenance, sometimes more frequently. Electric fireplaces, on the other hand, are virtually maintenance-free (aside from a little dusting off). Also, you won't need to worry about pilot lights or gas lines.

Easy to Power: Speaking of no gas lines, one of the most convenient parts of electric fireplaces is that they work with standard 120 Volt outlets.

Design Flexibility: Electric fireplaces come in a wide range of styles and designs, from traditional mantelpieces to contemporary wall-mount units, vertical or horizontal linear units, and more. This versatility ensures you can find a fireplace that complements your homes décor and design. Don’t forget, most of our Napoleon, Dimplex, and Amantii branded fireplaces feature multi-colour capabilities, meaning you can switch between an array of colours or have a mix of all. These colour options provide another layer of customization so  you can  choose a new colour to match the mood of each day.

Remote Control and Smart Features: Many electric fireplaces come with remote controls and Bluetooth capabilities, which allow you to adjust the flame intensity, heat output, and timer settings from the comfort of your couch. This convenience is especially valuable during those chilly Sunday nights.

Energy Efficiency Style: An electric fireplace provides beauty without having to burn through gas or wood.

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Ease of Installation: Electric fireplaces are incredibly easy to install. They don't require a gas line or venting, making them a hassle-free option for homeowners, especially in retrofitting scenarios.

Zero Emissions: Electric fireplaces won't release any carbon emissions into the atmosphere, making them a greener choice for environmentally conscious Canadians.

Zone Heating: Zone heating from electric fireplaces allows you to heat the small area you're in, whilst keeping the fake fire on and the heat off. Gas fireplaces can zone heat, however, the real flames of a gas fireplace cannot be on without the heat, they may also produce much more heat than you might need, depending on the size of your room.

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Electric fireplaces are increasingly becoming the preferred choice for Canadians living in condominiums and homeowners looking to add warmth and ambiance to their living spaces. Their convenience and low operating costs, along with easy installation and maintenance, makes them a smart decision. Moreover, their design flexibility and eco-friendliness ensures that you can stay cozy in style while being kind to the environment. As you contemplate your next fireplace upgrade, consider the numerous advantages an electric fireplace can bring to your Canadian home.


Barbecues Galore has the best selection of barbecues, grilling accessories, patio furniture, outdoor heating supplies, and fireplaces in Canada. We pride ourselves on providing you with the best backyard experiences and home comfort possible. With locations in Calgary and the GTA, you can visit us in store or shop online. North Calgary Store: (403) 250-1558 | South Calgary Store: (403) 258-4440 | Burlington Store: (905) 639-5952 | Oakville Store: (905) 844-3224 | Etobicoke Store: (416) 546-3266

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