Wall hung electric fires can bring a contemporary look to any room. These are ideal for a room that does not have a hearth, or even room for a free standing fire. They take up no more room than a flat screen TV on the wall, and offer the warm glow of a real fire, even when the heat source is off. You can watch the hypnotic flicker of flames even in the summer months, if you wish.
Choosing a Fire
When choosing a fire there are a large number of different designs and technical specifications that can make the decision difficult. There are several factors that need to be considered before purchasing wall hung electric fires.
The style of the fire will depend on the room it is to be hung in and the decor of that room. Styles can vary according to colour and size and fires are available that will match almost any colour scheme. These fires are often the focal point of the room and are a popular choice for living rooms. The fire chosen should not be too big that it overpowers the room, but also not too small that it does not have the impact that is desired.
Wall mounted fires can also be back-lit with different coloured light, to blend with the room decor, or you can choose one with various lights, that you can change to suit the mood.
The purpose of the fire will also need to be considered. Wall hung electric fires make excellent decorative features but if the fire is also to be used to heat the room then consideration will need to be given to the power rating of the fire. Some fires are available with different heat settings so they can be used to either provide a small amount of heat or to heat the whole room.
Sleek and Modern
Wall hung electric fires can be purchased from most electrical or DIY stores. The advantage of purchasing a fire from a store is that a salesperson will be available to give advice on the best fire to choose for the specific requirements of the customer. Fires could also be purchased from an online retailer where the price may be lower than if purchased from a store and it is easier to view dozens of style in one place, than traipsing around a store, or from one retailer to another.
Quick to Install
Most wall hung electric fires can be installed quickly and easily. A wall bracket may need to be attached to the wall and then the fire can be hung directly onto the bracket. All fixtures and fittings should be provided with the fire. An electrician could be hired to fit the fire and this should not be too expensive as it is a job that should not take too long.
Electric fires used to have a reputation of being inefficient and costly to run. This has changed as technology has advanced and today electric fires can be a cost effective way to heat a room. Wall hung electric fires are ideal for a modern home and complement contemporary decor perfectly.