An electric fire unit is a great way to provide heating to your home. It is much safer than a traditional fireplace in many ways. First off, it eliminates the gas fumes and exhaust, so it is a cleaner and “greener” option in the home. There are loads of types of heaters to choose from depending on the style and output you are looking for. Before having your electric fire installed, you have to consider which fire system to choose, who to hire and what guarantees are provided to you to ensure you choose the right local tradesperson for the job.
An electric fire system can run anywhere from £100-£1000. Depending on the model chosen, the heat settings, how efficient it is, brand name and size. So, this is something you have to consider and factor into your budget to determine which system is best for your home. In addition to cost of the electric fire system, you also have to factor in installation costs. If electric wiring has to be performed or if your electric system is dated, the cost to upgrade can run between £250-£500 in most homes. With extremely old wiring it can possible cost a bit more. In terms of the actual installation, in some homes cutting and opening a space is required. If this is true in your home, you can add an additional £200-£400. If it simply fits into an open space in the home, most tradespeople will charge between £100-£250 for installation. This is why it is important to compare costs and services, prior to choosing a specialist.
When you are ready to install the electric fire system you want to hire a fully licensed tradesperson as you will want to get the electric fire signed off to make sure it is safe. If you are looking for a local tradesmen to install your heater you could submit a quote on Myjobquote.co.uk. You should request all documentation for electric work and code compliance upon completion of the job. When hiring a trade you should never hire the first tradesperson who contacts you without checking their credentials, reviews and learning about their service fees as you should shop around to try and find the best deal possible. When the time comes for you to choose a professional to hire, you want to know you are dealing with the most qualified. So, take your time, compare a few specialists and know the terms before you make your decision as to which company you will hire for electric fire installation in your home.