The discovery of fire has been the primary means of helping a man’s journey to advance in technology improvements. Even though the electric fireplace comes in at a relatively late moment of giving out heat, it is still one of the most important innovative inventions as of date. The first electric fires began in 1912 used in theatre productions much like a stage prop. It became one of the world’s magical wonders of electricity. However, there was a major flaw in these early models as they were expensive to install and keep. Not many homes had the wealth to have electricity for their homes, and for them, an old trusty wooden stove would have been more feasible.Though even if wealth wasn’t an issue for families in the early 90’s, there was another problem. The flames were not looking very realistic. As ideas usually don’t start out in perfection, this, later on, was improved.
But it wasn’t a far stretch until the 1950’s where architects and designers were seeking for some inspiration that they came across the electric fireplace. They improved it to become sleek and modern by continuously improving it until the introduction to controlled electrical flame effects, or flickering flames in 1981, making it look more like an actual fireplace.
In 1995, Dimplex reached the goal of creating the best electric fireplace by adding the ‘wood burning’ flame effect as we see today. Dimplex successfully commercialized electric fireplaces and has started getting the ball rolling to manufacturers in the US to innovate and improve what can be possible. As competitors began to flood the market especially during the cold winter season, electric fireplaces have now reached popularity as being one of the most affordable, compact and portable fireplaces to have entered the market.