Modern fireplaces have become the focal point of both indoor and outdoor environments creating a warm, inviting space for family gatherings and social connection. However, the choice between a gas or electric fireplace is not always a straightforward one. While the latest electric models are impressive in their range of features, some designers and specifiers still perceive electric fireplaces as less authentic, less powerful and less value for money than their gas counterparts. As the market moves away from gas as an energy source, these misconceptions are being overturned with the emergence of highly-efficient electric fireplaces with ‘smart’ technological features and realistic flame patterns.

Blazing a Trail: The shift from gas to electric fireplaces in the modern Australian home discusses the social, economic and industry trends that have made electric fireplaces the premier design feature for modern Australian homes. This includes the growing concerns regarding the environmental impact of the gas industry, the impact of rising gas prices, and the rise of solar energy installations across the country. We also consider the emergence of new electric fireplace solutions that offer highly-realistic flame patterns alongside premium features and performance.

Starting out as a family-owned business in the late 1990’s specialising in wood-fired stoves, Castworks has grown into an industry pioneer driving a change in consumer choice away from the standard “square box on pedestal” towards European styled and design focused fires. Castworks. The Amantii Bespoke range is another example of the high-quality products on offer.

Download this whitepaper and learn why electric fireplaces are overtaking gas as the more environmentally-friendly, user-friendly, budget-friendly and aesthetic choice for modern Australian homes.

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