Electric Fireplaces simply require a plug and a wall to start providing instant heat and ambiance. They are a great choice if the typical amount of space required for a wood burning or gas fireplace isn’t available, for those who want convenient, no maintenance warmth and the romantic glow of a fire.
How do you power an electric fireplace?
The fireplace must be plugged in at the wall and the wall socket turned on. The power button on the electric fireplace must be switched on. The flame effect switch must be turned on (if separate to the main power switch). The flame dial can then be used to control brightness of the flames.
Are electric fireplaces hardwired?
Electric fireplaces are available with two power supplies; plug-in and hardwired. Hardwired electric fireplaces run off a 240V current and will require you to have an electrician directly connect your fireplace to your homes power supply. Plug-in electric fireplaces run off of standard 120V wall-outlets.
Are plug in electric fireplaces safe?
Electric fireplaces are extremely safe, and family-friendly. Since there is nothing burning, there is no risk of sparks or fire igniting nearby objects. Likewise, there are no fumes, smoke, or chemicals being emitted, since there is nothing burning.
How hard is it to install an electric fireplace insert?
First the good news: installing an electric fireplace insert, whether a log insert or a firebox, is usually very easy. You normally won’t need to a lot of tools, and it won’t take all day. … If you are shopping for an electric fireplace insert, then check out our reviews of today’s best sellers.
What kind of outlet do I need for an electric fireplace?
Most electric fireplaces are ready to use right out of the box; they simply need a standard 3-prong grounded 120-volt outlet with power. If you are hard-wiring a built-in electric fireplace, we recommend using a certified electrician. No permits are needed for either installation.