What is the heat output for Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces?
The heating capacity of fireplaces is measured in BTU, a thermal unit that measures the amount of heat generated. The BTU of fireplaces depends upon the size and type of fireplace and the space to be heated. Within Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces, the heat output ranges from 4100 to 6000.9 BTU/Hour.
What is the difference between gas and electric fireplaces?
An electric fireplace has a heating element powered by electricity that generates heat where as a traditional gas fireplace uses some sort of fuel and produces heat output via combustion. Gas fireplace provides a realistic look with quickly heat up the space with real flame but comes with higher up front cost, complex installation and safety issues. Electric fireplaces have lower up-front cost but running costs are higher and the simulated flame does not provide a realistic look even though the flame ambience can be created even if heat is not required.