In order to spread warmth throughout a room, these electric fireplaces use a "fan forced heater". Large metal coils are heated within the fireplace, using electricity. A fan is then used to direct heat from the coils outwards, thereby heating the room. These fan forced heaters are silent and very energetic and efficient, allowing the heat to spread over a large area. As soon as an electric fireplace is turned on, the heat is provided instantly with no delay for heating elements to warm up.
Taking measurements of your fireplace is one task you should perform before researching the costs and types of fireplace blowers available, if you are planning to affix it to your fireplace. If you are uncertain of which type or style to purchase, then determine what your specific needs are for the blower. Once you have an idea of what you want to use it for, then you should be able to ask the right questions of the retailer or store proprietor.