A filling of an electric fireplace insert is placed in a traditional fireplace, turning it into a structure that burns fuel such as wood pellets or in one in which a log or ceramic element emits heat and mimics the appearance of the flames.
The fillings are fire boxes of steel or cast iron that fit directly into a masonry chimney or a factory built fireplace. They are usually covered by a glass security offers a view of “fire.” An element within the combustion chamber heats the temperature of the logs permanent noncombustible inside the electric fireplace insert, while an internal fan disperses heat in the room. The heating elements are connected to standard electrical wall outlets.
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Electric fireplaces insert and equipped with fillers are more efficient than traditional wood structures. The outer layer of padding works with the internal fan to push most of the heat in the room, rather than allowing it to escape up the chimney.
Because a heating element replaces the traditional fuel, not to do a cleanup of ash, soot and creosote. In addition, many electric types of filler come with a lighting option that provides the illusion of a fire during the warmer months without the accompanying heat.