Category: News | Published: 25 Jun, 2021
How to stay safe around electric wall fires
Electric wall fires tend to be one of the safest styles of fireplaces. Hence why they have just been going from strength to strength when it comes to sales across the North West. They’re incredibly easy to get installed and have very little maintenance. But there are still a few things that you need to be aware of when it comes to electric wall fires North West.
Electric Wall Fire Safety
The first thing that you need to look for when buying a brand new fire place is to make sure it comes with a British or European safety mark. Of course if you’re buying direct from a trusted retailer, such as us here at ELB Fireplaces then you don’t need to worry about that.
If you’re moving into a home that already has a electric wall fire, then it’s working getting someone in to double check that it’s still safe to use. You can also check the sockets and wiring yourself, to make sure that nothing has frayed, or that there isn’t any visible damage.
We would also recommend using a wall socket to plug the electric fire into rather than an extension cable. This is to avoid overloading any sockets. You can also use one socket for your fire then plug an extension cable into the secondary plug. You can then use that for any other electrical items such as TV and broadband box.
It’s advised to unplug the fire when it’s not in use. This will not only help you save power but will also reduce any risk of fires.
And similar to the point above, we would never recommend you to use a timer socket alongside the fire. Some wall fires come with adjustable settings which means you can program them to come on and turn off at certain times, but never pair them with any kind of timer plug or socket.
Electric Wall Fires North West
Here at ELB, we have a whole host of different electric wall fires to suit all homes, styles and budgets. If you think your home could be improved with a brand new wall fire, then get in touch with us today!