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#80208 - 12/14/05 11:04 PM electric fireplaces  
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Hi we are buying an electric fireplace I called the company and asked about any coating on the elements ect they said no there is nothing the insides are made of plastic and aluminum for the heating area and elements it lets off no smells other then first start up of the paint or whatever is on it which goes away ..... which I would run it first without birds anywhere near ect my actual question is aluminum being heated that isnt coated in anything is it safe for my birds ?

#80209 - 12/15/05 05:32 AM Re: electric fireplaces  
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How about gas fireplaces? Is it safe for a bird to be in a home that uses a gas fireplace? Do they need to be put in a different room when it's on?

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#80210 - 12/16/05 04:40 PM Re: electric fireplaces  
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Jo Ann.

If you are positive the aluminum isn't coated, then it should be safe....the only time aluminum releases toxic fumes (that I know of ) is when it is heated to the point of decomposition....

JazzsMom,

Depends on the type of fireplace you have. Ventless fireplace inserts seem to be a hot item nowdays, but personally, I would never use a ventless around birds. Even tho the units are designed to burn clean, I just wouldn't take the chance...

Vented fireplaces in good working condition shouldn't pose any problems as long as a person uses good common sense...just keep in mind that some artificial logs are treated with metalic salts (including lead) to add color to the flame, so proper venting is extremely important.

#259586 - 04/24/16 06:49 AM Re: electric fireplaces [Re: Jo Ann]  
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You should check out http://proelectricfireplace.com/ Loads of options are on the rundown with reviews and specs and stats for more information to help you decide.

#261272 - 09/26/18 07:38 AM Re: electric fireplaces [Re: Jo Ann]  
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keep in mind these fundamental security safety measures:

Chimneys, stoves and supplements wind up hot amid activity. This is a trademark related with their capacity of giving warmth in the home.

Guardians are encouraged to repel little youngsters from chimneys, stoves and additions. These apparatuses ought to be regarded with indistinguishable alert from hot range tops, broilers and garments irons. Physical obstructions, for example, movable wellbeing entryways in entryways, can be utilized to keep youngsters, and additionally pets, a protected separation away.

Manufacturing plant screens that are furnished with the item and optional obstructions, for example, unsupported screens help to lessen the danger of genuine consumes, as they can keep skin from coming into coordinate contact with the glass or fire. Be that as it may, screens likewise hold warm so contacting them isn't prompted.

Likewise with all warmth creating apparatuses, chimneys, stoves and embeds (and their encompassing material) will stay hot for a timeframe in the wake of being killed, so alert ought to be utilized constantly.

#261347 - 01/27/19 07:32 PM Re: electric fireplaces [Re: Jo Ann]  
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Yes! Electric fireplaces are safe as compared to gas ones. I am also going to exchange the old gas fireplace that I use for my birds' room with an electric fireplace and reading reviews from here https://bestazy.com/best-electric-fireplace/. However, the electric fireplaces are not 100% safe for birds' room for sure and you would also have to keep an eye on it. As my birds' room is small and it will be getting heated in a short period. So, I would prefer to turn off the fireplace after reasonable warmth in the room. In addition, I have two pets in the same room so, I am also thinking to install a fence around it. What do you say in this regard?

#261356 - 01/28/19 11:41 AM Re: electric fireplaces [Re: Jo Ann]  
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To be honest with you electric fireplaces frighten me more than natural gas fireplaces. Many of the electric fireplaces were coated with teflon and other similar coatings. If you call the manufacturer sometimes they are able to tell you what has been used and the safety of it. Most have no idea the safety of a burn off with birds though.


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#261357 - 01/28/19 12:18 PM Re: electric fireplaces [Re: Jo Ann]  
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hmm, that's true but flames of gas ones also make me afraid.

#261358 - 01/29/19 12:43 PM Re: electric fireplaces [Re: Jo Ann]  
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So long as the flames are enclosed either in a fireplace or stove they should be safe. Again though if using a new appliance I would question any coatings used and would contact the manufacturer. I would think there must be a required burn off time. Natural gas itself burning has a lower emissions than other fuels like oil. I used to live in homes with wall gas heaters that had no venting. Most gas heaters in homes are vented though. I use gas in my current home for my furnace and for cooking.
https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.php?page=natural_gas_environment

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#261360 - 01/30/19 03:52 AM Re: electric fireplaces [Re: Jo Ann]  
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I have 2 electric fireplaces and mine doesn’t get hot enough for a burn off. The “flame” is nothing but an illusion and has esthetic appeal but is nothing more than a visual effect of lighting. Neither of them has ever emitted any fumes and neither are made with non-stick/Teflon coating,

Just like any space heater I never leave the house with them on, anymore than I would leave a iron on, etc.


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