Can I Get a Realistic-Looking Electric Fireplace?

Everyone loves the look and feel a wood fireplace can add to your space. However, many homeowners find themselves in a position where an electric fireplace is a better option for them. But can you get a realistic-looking electric fireplace that captures the same look and feel as a wood fireplace? With today’s fireplace technology, absolutely! Gone are the days of the big box store’s faux swaying light. You’d be surprised to find some electric fireplaces are hard to differentiate from the real thing!

New Flame Technology

How are electric fireplaces made to create a realistic-looking fire? Easy! With new flame technology. There are three different types of technology that create faux flames for electric fireplaces.

The first type of flame (which is also the original method) utilizes LED lights and motorized parts to spin the light through flame-type cutouts. This technology has been around for a while and was perfected over time to appear more like a warm authentic flame.

The second type of flame is a mist-based flame. These are created by using water vapor. They can also look very realistic and can change the height and color of the flames to your liking. This is also a great option for those who are looking for a very realistic feel to their electric fireplace. 

The third type of flame is a hologram. These use videos of actual flames to create flames over faux logs creating a nice 3D effect like the other two options. With these types of flames, you can also change the color, height, and sounds given off by the flames.

Kozy Heat electric fireplaces offer the first type of flame technology, using energy-saving LED lighting that casts realistic-looking flames. 

With all of the improvements made in flame technology, there are numerous ways to customize your Kozy Heat fireplace to fit your specific style and taste. You have the option to choose flame colors that range from orange, blue, and an orange/blue combo. You can also choose ember bed colors and types of logs to make your electric fireplace look even more realistic.

Real Benefits of an Electric Fireplace

Electric fireplaces have so many benefits for you and your family. They can create a very cozy and relaxing atmosphere for your home as well as provide an additional heat source. Electric fireplaces can be installed just about anywhere you’d like in your home. Especially in places where a wood fireplace cannot, like a bathroom or a bedroom. And if you’re a renter, an electric fireplace gives you the option of having a fireplace that you can take with you when your lease is up. There is also less maintenance involved with an electric fireplace, and lighting is as simple as a press of a button.


If you are looking to upgrade your space with an electric fireplace, come by IHT in Denver and let our experienced experts walk you through the various styles we have to offer. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and find the best fireplace choice for your space

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