Can you put an electric fire in a Victorian fireplace?

January 25, 2020 Off By idswater

Can you put an electric fire in a Victorian fireplace?

Electric Fireplace Inserts Convert your fireplace to use an electric insert. Our small inserts usually fit into smaller fireplaces such as the coal-burning style fireplaces found in historic homes. Electric fires produce no fumes and this flame won’t burn. So relax in front of your fire from Victorian Fireplace Shop!

How can you tell if a Victorian fireplace is real?

There are a few ways to tell: Check the back of the fireplace, if the screws are new that’s a tell tale sign that the fireplace is new or some of it may have been replaced. Check the detail: On an original the detail should be crisp and clear. Repro’s are made from moulds and some detail can be lost.

Are there electric inserts for fireplaces?

Electric fireplace inserts are a safe, energy efficient, low cost alternative to gas and traditional wood fireplaces. These electric units are available in three types and offer remarkably realistic flame effects.

How do I identify my fireplace insert?

You can generally tell you have a fireplace insert if the firebox is metal and surrounded by a steel shell. To know for sure what type of insert you have, look for the nameplate under the grill by the pilot light and gas valve.

Does an electric fireplace give off heat?

Although electric fireplaces produce enough heat to warm a room 400 square feet and up, they remain cool to the touch. Without the issue of hot metal casings, electric fireplaces are a safe alternative to a traditional fireplace for kids and pets.

What are Victorian fire surrounds made of?

The more simple form of most fire surrounds in the Victorian era was driven by the vast increase in houses built to accommodate the rise in population and the mood of virtuous functionality. Victorian fireplaces were made from marble stone or timber and very often combined with an arched insert.

What are Victorian hearths made of?

Most Victorian houses were heated by fireplaces burning coal or logs in every room. Victorian fireplaces were initially made of marble or slate but later cast iron frames became popular and had colourful tile insets down either side and a decorative mantelshelf made of slate or pine.

Is it OK to leave electric fireplace on all night?

Yes, it is okay to leave an electric fireplace insert on overnight but it’s best if you turn it off when possible. Although electric fireplaces do not produce any carbon monoxide fumes, its best to turn your electric fireplace off when you leave the room for an extended period of time or plan on catching some zzz’s.

Does heatilator make electric fireplaces?

SimpliFire, Heat & Glo and Heatilator’s sister brand, now offers electric fireplaces for every room and every occasion, and technologies have been enhances for more realistic flames, and intensity controls for setting flame brightness to your level of preference.

How do I know if I can burn wood in my fireplace?

If your fireplace has an empty firebox, it is a wood-burning system. Your wood-burning stove will have a door and a space to build your fire, but no ignitors or feeding devices like a pellet stove might have. Wood fires burn wood and vent directly up the flue.

Why do people like inset electric fireplaces?

Ranging from chic modern inset electric fires to more classical designs, you can easily find the perfect choice for your home. Another reason why customers love our inset electric fires is that they come with a ‘flame only’ picture setting.

What kind of fireplaces were used in Victorian homes?

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Can you put an electric insert in a wood burning fireplace?

Our small inserts usually fit into smaller fireplaces such as the coal-burning style fireplaces found in historic homes. The larger models fit most prefabricated wood burning fireplaces and many masonry wood-burning fireplaces. An electric fireplace insert is not a permanent conversion unless you desire for it to be.

Can a fireplace be operated without a vent?

Electric inserts are a great option for transforming a fireplace into a source of ambiance. No gas lines to run, no venting needed, and simple for a homeowner to install. Most of our electric models can be operated with or without the heat, meaning you can have a “fire” in July without heating up the room.