Electric fires enjoy the benefits of style and practicality without the mess of an open fire or necessity of a gas supply. Today Electric Fires are available in a plethora or styles, colours and finishes available for contemporary and traditional homes across a range of price budgets. Types of Electric Fire: Consider the type of look you're trying to achieve. Is your home traditional or modern and choose a fire that will complement your room. Electric stoves: Styled on the classic wood-burning stove, our electric versions are versatile and practical making them a very popular electric fire option. They have a realistic flame effect and real coal fuel bed and can be hearth mounted or positioned on the floor. The brightness and heat can be adjusted. Inset electric fires: In a choice of designs to suit any taste, an inset electric fire can be fitted into a fireplace opening, or secured flat to a wall using the optional spacer kit. They are ideal for replacing an old gas or electric fire within an existing fireplace or being used in conjunction with a surround set with a 75mm rebate to fit flat to the wall. With a realistic flame effect, and real coal or pebble fuel bed, this is a perfect replacement fire solution. Wall hung electric fires: These contemporary styled wall hung fires allow you to incorporate a fire where there is no space for a surround set. Being wall hung also means that there is no need for a fireplace opening, so you can choose exactly where you want it to go in your living room. With a warm underbed glow, and a real pebble fuel bed, they are a stylish and practical solution. Electric suites: An ideal solution for rooms without a chimney or flue, an electric suite can usually be fitted flat against a wall, with minimal assembly. With a mixture of real wood veneers, and marble back panels and hearths, these products are a quality addition to any living room. How much Heat? How much heat your electric fire generates will depend on its power, measured in Kilowatts. Most fires are fan assisted and will often provide more than one heat setting. They will also feature a setting with no heat, not as silly as it sounds, as this can provide a pleasing flame effect in your living room. Look out also for models with additional features, such as a remote control.