Electric fires offer a realistic-looking atmospheric flame effect. A huge advantage of choosing an electric fire is that you do not need a chimney so they can be installed in any part of your home and are not constrained by the position of a flue system. Electric fires require very little maintenance, no chimney sweeping and, thanks to modern LED bulbs, cost very little to run.
As the world continues to move towards a greener, more energy efficient culture, an electric fire could be a great choice. When running them with no heat you can enjoy the visual effect for a small amount of money each month. But they can also be used to give warmth very efficiently. If you were to choose a renewable energy supplier you could, in fact, heat your lounge in an almost totally sustainable way.