Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Heating your home in the winter is very important. Sadly, lighting a fire inside is not possible in the average apartment. If you want that fiery glow but don’t want to burn your house down then consider some of these really “cool” options.
If you have a fireplace in your home then an electric fireplace insert is your best bet for that fire like glow without actually lighting any fires. These are a very cool option that replicates the light of a real fire but they don’t produce any heat and can be run 24 hours a day without worrying about ash, embers or fire. They don’t produce any actual flame but electric fireplace inserts still give a cozy feeling to the room.
If you want to step up the game then you need to look into cool flame fire effects. Like electric fireplaces these produce a fire like light but they are much more accurate in their production of fake flames. Unlike electric fireplaces, these produce a realistic flame effect that is entirely safe to the touch. You may find yourself just playing with these fake flames all day. It’s not just they aren’t hot. These “flames” are actually cool to the touch. It’s really amazing. They work by projecting the light through a sheet of artificial smoke. It’s kind of like a fog machine in a haunted house. The natural swirling of the fog makes it look like real flames and once it’s out of the path of the light it looks like real smoke. These are most commonly found in very high end décor stores or in special effects catalogs.
As you are aware, these won’t heat your home and don’t try to roast any marshmallows over them, but they do give your home that winter cabin feel that so many of us love.
A product sample was not received for review. I was compensated for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.