By Corrie Pelc
There's nothing quite like snuggling up in front of a fireplace in the fall and winter. But what if you don't have a fireplace? Or you don’t really have the desire to use or worry about a traditional wood or gas fireplace in your home?
This is where an electric fireplace comes in. Basically an electric heater built to look like a traditional fireplace, today's electric fireplaces come at a variety of price points and styles. The “flame” of an electric fireplace is created by lights — usually LEDs — that are made to look like fires through the use of mirrors and other technologies. Many are energy-efficient and provide warmth without needing to worry about smoke, ash, or flames. So, since there is no smoke, they do not require a chimney or vent, making them a whole lot safer for everyone in the household.
What is the best electric fireplace, you may ask? We're here to help with our list of the top electric fireplaces you can buy right now.