The modern farmhouse trend exploded back in 2015, spurred on by the signature style of popular interior designer Joanna Gaines.
If you’re still in love with this residential fashion far-from-a-fad, you’re not alone! Fast forward to 2022, and the style has matured into something of a classic. There’s more emphasis on authentically rustic elements and less on the shiplap and barn signs.
If you’re keen to incorporate an element of “modern farmhouse” into your new build or living room renovation, there’s no better way than with a statement farmhouse rustic electric fireplace. Electric fireplaces have as many practical benefits as they have styles, colors, and finishes.
Read on to find out why an electric fireplace is the best choice for your home.
1. There’s No Smoke
You know the old saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire?” Well, with a residential electric fireplace, you’ll never have to utter that ominous phrase again!
There’s no denying that wood-burning fireplaces are picturesque. But they also produce smoke that, if not properly managed, can reduce indoor air quality and cause harm to your health. Smoke contains toxins like:
- Carbon monoxide and dioxide
There are ways to reduce risk, such as investing in properly designed wood fireplaces and using safer, more heat-effective types of wood. Another option is to skip the wood fire altogether and choose from one of the many types of electric fireplaces.
With an electric fireplace, you know you’re not releasing harmful byproducts or emissions into the room.
2. They’re Efficient—in So Many Ways
The best electric fireplace is the one that fits your rustic or modern farmhouse decor dreams. But style aside, you also want a fireplace that efficiently provides the heat you need—energy, time, and cost-wise.
Electric fireplaces are one of the most energy-efficient heating options available.
Because heat rises, traditional chimney fireplaces lose an astonishingly high percentage of their heat—as do natural gas fireplaces, though not as much. There are ways to remediate the loss, but they all require extra money or time.
By contrast, an electric fireplace doesn’t interact or exchange outside air, so it loses almost no heat.
In addition, you don’t need to start, tend, or stoke your fireplace to keep the heat going. Instead, you simply flick a switch to turn it on and off. This gives homeowners more control over how much energy they dedicate to heating.
And perhaps best of all, the “fuel” your fireplace needs comes from the electricity grid. You can choose an electricity provider that prioritizes green energy sources. Or you can go even greener by running your fireplace off your own solar panels.
We’re all busy most (if not all) of the time. If there’s a way to add a bit of convenience into our lives, we take it. That’s why life hacks are so enduringly popular!
Electric fireplaces save homeowners time in various ways.
For starters, there’s no day-to-day maintenance with an electric fireplace. There’s no need to chop wood, bund kindling, make fire starters, or sweep out ashes. Instead, you flip a switch (some even work with remote control), and your fire roars.
Long-term, the maintenance is low, too. These appliances don’t have moving parts, so the risk of machinery failures is low. A regular yearly inspection and a simple wipe with a damp cloth are all they need.
And while it’s still advisable to have a fireplace professional install your new rustic-style electric fireplace, it’s an easy, fast job.
If these points haven’t got you pining for an electric farmhouse-style fireplace, maybe the cost benefits will.
As mentioned above, electric fireplaces are near-effortless to install. In many cases, they just plug into an outlet! Though you can, of course, have them fitted with mantles or other accessories.
This means you don’t have to open up the walls, put in lines, or install venting as you do for gas or wood-burning fireplaces.
And, even if electricity prices in your area are high, the energy efficiency of an electric fireplace makes them cost-effective. In other words, you won’t see much of a spike in your post-winter energy bill.
Finally, you save on upkeep.
Traditional fireplaces require regular chimney sweeping. Gas fireplaces require regular condition inspections. Electric fireplaces, on the other hand, are corrosion resistant and easy to maintain on your own.
3. Your Kids and Pets (and Home) Stay Safe
One of the most important benefits of a farmhouse electric fireplace is that they are incredibly safe to operate.
Again, as we mentioned above, they don’t generate harmful smoke, preserving your indoor air quality. This means electric fireplaces are safe for family members with allergies or asthma.
The heat they put out is safely contained within the fireplace casing—in fact, electric fireplaces are cool to the touch! This means you don’t have to worry about children or pets playing or running around nearby.
And because there’s no open flame, they’re far less likely to cause a house fire than a wood-burning or gas fireplace. Many electric fireplaces have a built-in automatic overheat alarm; the appliance switches itself off in the event of an error.
Finally, there are so many rustic styles to choose from—from electric fireplaces with mantles for hanging your Christmas stockings to fireplaces with a barn house-door-inspired surround. So you can rest safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to sacrifice function in a bid to complement your current home aesthetic.
Install a Farmhouse Rustic Electric Fireplace Today
Channel your passion for all things rural by adding a farmhouse rustic electric fireplace to your home. This style adds an element of covetable coziness to a home—even when the fireplace isn’t turned on!
Outside of style considerations, electric fireplaces are more cost-effective, energy-efficient, and easy to install than their gas or wood-burning counterparts. With such a long list of pluses, it’s hard to say no to a rustic electric fireplace.
If you want to add a fireplace to your home, turn to Dreifuss Fireplaces. We’ve been keeping customers toasty (and happy with their home decor choices) across America since 1876. So go on, peruse our fireplaces!