Have you been planning on buying an electric heater for your home?
If the answer is yes, you’ll be excited to know that energy, heating experts, and customers from all over the world have been giving Duraflame electric fireplaces positive reviews.
The main reasons why these units are preferred are for their safety, efficiency, and exceptional controls. Duraflame products are also reliable, environmentally sustainable, convenient, and of top-notch quality.
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Duraflame Inc. first began as a fire log manufacturer in 1968. The company has since grown into a fire log brand leader of America that offers a vast assortment of fire-related products. They include:
- Electric fireplaces and heaters
- Fire starters
- Fire logs
- BBQ products
- Fireplace fuels
- Grilling fuels
The brand offers a variety of electric fireplace models, with the glass-fronted freestanding electric fireplace stove among its top sellers.
Pros and Cons of Duraflame Electric Fireplaces
|Easy to install||Heaters can be noisy|
|Doesn’t dry out skin||More expensive than other similar infrared heaters|
|Durable metal body||Most parts are non-serviceable|
|Overheat protection||No real fire sounds or fire smells|
Duraflame Electric Fireplace Benefits and Features
Easy to Assemble
Duraflame electric fireplaces are easy to assemble and, depending on your heating needs, they're light enough to move from one room to another. Portability and compactness make them convenient for small spaces or apartments.
For example, the Duraflame 3D Infrared Electric Fireplace Stove comes ready to install—attach the legs to the main unit with screws, and you're good to go.
The plastic legs are safe for different flooring types and the small dimensions (26.5 x 22 x 15 inches) allow you to place the unit in any spot in the room. Remember to keep flammable items 3 feet away from the front and sides of your Duraflame unit.
One of the major complaints about using electric space heaters is that they tend to suck out the room's humidity. Despite adding warmth, many heaters will invariably leave your skin dry. Duraflame heaters have been designed to overcome this problem.
The humidity-neutral infrared heat technology provides an alternative to electric heat that dries out the already dry air. The infrared waves work by providing heat similar to that from direct sunlight or a real fireplace.
Most Duraflame electric fireplaces have a heat output of 4200 BTUs and 5200 BTUs (British Thermal Units). The units generate supplemental heat with powerful infrared heaters that can warm a room measuring 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, respectively.
Efficient, powerful, and durable best describes Duraflame electric fireplaces. The units come in a variety of designs and colors that showcase both a contemporary and traditional appearance.
Although the exterior may feel like lightweight plastic, the Duraflame fireplace features a durable metal body (matte black coating in some models) that gives the stove a realistic cast iron exterior.
A recent report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revealed that electrical house fires in the U.S. caused $1.4 billion in property damage, over 400 deaths, and 1,500 injuries.
With this in mind, Duraflame has trademarked the "safer plug" technology, which is an innovative temperature control feature that controls overheating.
The overheat protection comprises an inbuilt thermostat that shuts off the unit if the temperature is too high.
However, the overheat protection has its drawbacks—you may need to place the Duraflame unit near an electric outlet with a lower load demand in case it begins to shut down often.
Enjoy more convenience with a Duraflame hand-held, multi-function remote or touch controls that allow you to adjust the temperature, timer, and flames. To add to the authenticity, the frame of the functional glass conceals the control panel when closed.
This control allows you to set the heater to the preferred temperature. The unit will automatically sense the temperature at that level once the unit gets hot.
On or Off Timer
The Duraflame timer control allows you to shut off the unit automatically. The timer can be set to shut off after 30 minutes, 1 hour, or even after 9 hours in hour-long intervals.
You can use an electronic timer to turn off the heater in case you fall asleep or at a specified time.
The flame control allows you to toggle through five different levels of flame and set the size of the flame depending on your mood.
You can even run the flame without heat for aesthetic purposes, especially during warm weather.
Where Can I Place My Electric Fireplace?
You can place your Duraflame electric fireplace in every room except the bathroom, shed, or garage. You must also follow any installation instructions a specific model may have.
Do I Need to Do Maintenance on My Electric Fireplace?
Changing the standard 40 or 60-watt candelabra light bulbs that last 2 years on average is the only maintenance required on most Duraflame units.
Can I Cook Food on the Electric Fireplace?
No, the Duraflame fireplace is strictly a heating element. Any attempt to prepare your favorite meal on the unit will damage the burner.
Why You Should Consider Duraflame Electric Fireplaces
Boasting over 50 years of experience, Duraflame Inc. has gained valuable knowledge in addressing unique customer heating demands and meeting them.
With that in mind, Duraflame electric fireplaces are 90% more efficient than conventional fireplaces, and the many options available means they're suitable for different needs.
If you appreciate the visual of faux flames of a modern heater, contact us today and discover the top Duraflame electric fireplaces available.
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