Electric fireplace log sets are a wonderful way to make use of an unused built-in fireplace. They can add coziness and atmosphere to the room. Some electric log sets even have heating capability, but most are for the lighting effects. Electric fireplace log sets can also be a replacement for expensive gas burning fireplaces and are an easy substitution.
There are several advantages to utilizing or switching to electric log sets. The most obvious is they do not use a real flame so there is no danger of fire starting from sparking embers as in a real wood-burning fireplace. There is also no fumes or gas is being produced as in the case of gas or propane burning log sets. There is no mess to clean up, and they are child safe.
Electric logs do not and need any special installation they simply plug into any ordinary electrical outlet. There is no need to rewire or have an electrician install them. They are plug-and-play. If the log said is used on a flame only setting the cost to run them in electricity is negligible, perhaps two dollars a month. If there is heating capacity involved in your log set that can increase the operating costs somewhat. But the beauty is, you can enjoy the flame effects without the heat being on.
Quite a few log sets come with a remote control for convenience. A press of the button and you have an instant cozy mood and intimate atmosphere. The controls are really quite basic there may be 12 or three flame settings and a high low heat setting. There are even a few log sets that have a crackling fire sound to them.
Electric log sets are virtually maintenance free. Once you have been set up there is no muss or fuss. They are completely portable and if you change residences you can take them with you. There is no cleanup of dirty ashes or the need for chimney maintenance ever again.
One last point is that they are very budget friendly. An electric log set can range from $50 with a very deluxe version $200. That seems to be a small price to pay for a lot of great fun.