A fireplace improves your home’s look, as it creates an ambiance of warmth, comfort, and romance; however, more recently, traditional style fireplaces are being replaced with e-co friendly options. We are accustomed to wood-burning and gas fireplaces that are highly harmful to the environment. These cause tree reduction, production of carbon monoxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), also are highly inefficient, expensive to maintain, and in many cases, are highly unsafe. An alternative now present as the newest trends in modern homes are electric fireplaces that cause almost no direct environmental impact.

Electric fireplaces are a popular alternative to traditional fireplaces as these do not produce toxic fumes or greenhouse emissions. No fuel is required, and 100% of the energy is converted to heat. Moreover, going electric reduces costs in maintenance and are safer than unsealed woodturning appliances. However, it does have some negative points. These have a limited capacity and cannot heat up the entire home because are the flames are no reals; it has an artificial look and can increase the costs of electricity bill.

We suggest doing your own research, exploring more options, as there are many other alternatives, all with pros and cons. However, whenever thinking of renovating or making improvements to your fireplace or overall look of your home, you must take into consideration and study the direct vs indirect environmental impact of the project.

We should all become more aware and find alternatives to slowly but shortly reduce our impact on the environment. There is no denying our everyday interactions are constantly harming our planet as a whole. Still, what better way to start generating the change you want to see than by initiating it from your own home.

We should all become more aware and find alternatives to slowly but shortly reduce our impact on the environment. There is no denying our everyday interactions are constantly harming our planet as a whole. Still, what better way to start generating the change you want to see than by initiating it from your own home.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only that ever has”

– Margaret Mead.