Electric Fireplace Articles http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog Offers various electric fireplaces at the lowest prices guaranteed! Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:56:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Classic Flame Pasadena Electric Fireplace Review -28MM468 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/classic-flame-pasadena-electric-fireplace-review/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/classic-flame-pasadena-electric-fireplace-review/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:56:29 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2808 We all want to be more efficient; we strive for it. So why wouldn’t that need be reflected in our furniture choices? Think about it: more space, great design, and the ability to stay warm all in one. That combination is exactly what you’ll find in an electric fireplace media center, and the Classic Flame Pasadena 28MM468 is one of the best in the market. As an industry leader in quality design and decorative fireplaces, Classic Flame’s media center fireplaces are one of Twinstar Home’s top product lines.

Classic Flame Pasadena Electric Fireplace Review

60″ Pasadena Espresso Electric Fireplace Entertainment Center with Brown Espresso Finish – 28MM468-E721. $1,279.99 with Free Shipping Included.

Classic Flame has merged a freestanding fireplace with a spacious and high quality TV media console. Whether you’re new to buying an electric fireplace or just looking to upgrade, Classic Flame products do not disappoint.

The Pasadena features a 23-inch deep mantle and sturdy construction allowing you to house flat-screens up to 60 inches and support up to 150 lbs, as well as wire management channels, eliminating the hassle of disorganized cords. You can choose from either Burnished Walnut, Premium Oak or Brown Espresso finishes when buying your Pasadena.

Pasadena Electric Fireplace Premium Oak Finish - 28MM468-O107

The Pasadena Electric Fireplace with Premium Oak Finish – 28MM468-O107. $1,279.99. Click on any of the images to view the product page.

Since this is an electric fireplace that comes with an entertainment center, the Pasadena also has a beautiful media cabinet with ample storage that is concealed behind modern glass doors or door panels. The glass doors, wood door panels, and speaker grills are interchangeable, making the Pasadena functional and adaptable to any existing home decor. This Classic Flame electric fireplace also features interchangeable fireplace inserts, giving you the ability to always match your Pasadena fireplace with your mood and your living space.

Classic Flame Pasadena TV Electric Fireplace

The 60″ Pasadena Burnished Walnut Electric Fireplace Entertainment Center – 28MM468-W502. $1,279.99.

What makes the Classic Flame Pasadena truly a cut above the rest is its use of Spectrafire Flame Effect Technology, which provide you with ultra realistic flame effects.The Pasadena’s 28” electric firebox also keeps you warm with a fan-forced heater that heats up to 400 sq.ft.( 4,600 using BTUs).

This electric fireplace insert stays cool to the touch, keeping your children and pets safe, and can be controlled via remote.The insert features three downlight settings to control the inside of the fireplace’s brightness as well as five Spectrafire flame brightness settings. The front of the unit displays all of the information you need to control the fireplace..

Classic Flame SpectraFire+ Insert

The Spectrafire+ Fireplace Insert is what powers the Pasadena Fireplace. $303.99.

Fireplace Display Features:

  • Digital Thermostat
  • Power On Indicator
  • Electronic Auto-Shutoff Timer from 30mins to 1 hour
  • 5 Flame Brightness Settings
  • Auto-Shutoff of LEDs after 4 Seconds to Conserve Energy
Classic Flame Electric Fireplace Remote

The Pasadena Electric Fireplace comes with an easy to use remote.

But What About My Energy Bill?

Classic Flame is known for creating some of the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly electric fireplaces in the industry by consuming no fossil fuels or woods. These fireplaces only use a few cents per hour. Lighting costs around 1 cent per hour while heating costs approximately 11 cents per hour, drastically cutting costs on your heating bill.

According to the HPBA, electric fireplaces save 20% on home heating bills. In addition to your savings, the Classic Flame Pasadena also keeps you and your environment safe since it emits no carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, or formaldehyde.

Review Recap

Pasadena Fireplace Entertainment Center Features

  • Ample shelf space for electronic media components
  • Tiered mantel top specifically designed with today’s televisions in mind
  • Integrated Wire management channels keep your cords in check
  • 3 sets of interchangeable door sets
  • Speaker Grill (conceal your speakers within your mantels)
  • Finished Adjustable shelves on each side
  • 3-Way adjustable, concealed European Hardware
  • Brushed Nickel Door Pulls

Dimensions:

  • 60”W x 23”D x 40.25”H
  • Left and Right Side Cabinet Interior: 10”W x 16”D x 22.75”H
  • Center Opening: 48.75”W x 16”D x 5.75”H

Where to Buy the Classic Flame Pasadena Electric Fireplace with Media Storage

PortableFireplace.com is an authorized retailer of Classic Flame and all other Twinstar products. Guaranteed to give you the lowest price, you know you’ll find the best deal on the Pasadena Electric Fireplace Entertainment Center. All orders receive Fast and Free Shipping!  You can view more Electric Fireplace Reviews on this page.

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More Electric Fireplace Reviews:

  1. New Infrared Electric Fireplace Inserts from Classic Flame
  2. The All New Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Firebox (Live Video)
  3. Dimplex Purifire Electric Fireplace Reviews
  4. The Dimplex Opti-V PGF-10 – The Most Realistic Flame Effect
  5. The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014

About the Author
is an interior designer and contributing author to the Portable Fireplace Blog. While she has a love for the aesthetics of home décor, she is an expert on the technical details related to electric fireplaces with years of experience.

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Fireplace Creates Too Much Smoke: 5 Things to Solve Your Problem http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/fireplace-creates-too-much-smoke/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/fireplace-creates-too-much-smoke/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:10:06 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2796 Tired of coughing and placing your hands over your mouth so you can breathe. You shouldn’t have to feel like a prisoner trapped in a blazing fire. This article will explain why you’re experiencing excessive smoke from your wood burning fireplace and list some helpful tips that will help you solve the problem. Later, we’ll show you how you can eliminate the smoky fire syndrome completely with some new alternatives you’ve never thought about.

8 Most Common Causes of Smoky Fireplaces

Check the Damper – Sometimes the damper is not open all the way and will not allow your wood fireplace stove to vent properly. The damper is a metal plate that is located inside your chimney and usually has a handle near the bottom that you can lift up and down to open and close your damper. It’s not uncommon for people to close the damper in the summer when it’s not in use and also during the winter to keep warm air from escaping the house. Check our damper first if your fireplace is creating excessive smoke inside the home.

Ventilation – In order for air to flow out of your chimney, air must be able to flow through your house. Sometimes cracking a window open a tiny bit will allow a draft that will create a draft through your home, leading the smoke up and out of the chimney instead of polluting the air inside of your home. Conversely, if you open your windows too much, it will lead the smoke to escape through these windows instead of the chimney vent.

Orientation of the Firebox – Sometimes the grate of your fireplace can be placed too close to the face of the firebox. When this happens, heat naturally rises into your room instead up into the chimney. Depending on the severity of problem, try building the fire closer to the back wall of the firebox. You can also try buying a grate that is taller, maybe 5 inches to usher the smoke up and out through the chimney. Smoke guards and deflectors are another option.

Problems with the Construction – When the flue is too large, air will not flow properly and you can get downdrafts sometimes. If there are too many angels in the chimney, this could also cause a problem. The flue needs to be proportionate to the size of the firebox in order for venting to work properly. You will need to contact an experienced contractor/mason to ensure that your chimney was constructed properly. If you don’t want to pay to rebuild your entire fireplace you can check out some of the alternative solutions we’ve provided below.

Creosote Buildup – Creosote is a byproduct of natural wood that is burnt at a low temperature. When the creosote solidifies, it collects inside the walls of your chimney. Creosote can start a fire and DATA. When conditions become severe, creosote can clog your chimney making it difficult for air to escape through the roof. Your chimney should be cleaned every year regardless of whether you use it or not.

Downdrafts – Downdrafts are caused by a flow of air than enter the chimney from the top and causes air (smoke) to flow into your house. This can be a bit more of a challenge to address because downdrafts can be caused by anything from the height of your chimney being too short or a nearby hill that is creating a strong draft around your home. In these cases, you may have to consider hiring a contractor to extend your chimney.

Problems with Air Pressure – Everybody knows that hot air rises but this statement is relative to the temperature of the surrounding air. If the temperature inside your home is too high, the smoke may fall instead. As a general rule, excessive smoke will occur when the outside air temperature is lower or equal to the air inside of your home. Refer to the solutions below.

Wood type – Not all wood is meant to be burned indoors. Chemically treated wood burns slower and creates more smoke than natural wood logs. Moisture can also create indoor pollution when the wood hasn’t been properly dried. Maybe it’s been sitting outside and has collected moisture from the morning dew. Bottom line, you should only burn wood that has chemical-free and properly dried.

The Dangers of Smoke Inhalation

Inhaling smoke is dangerous and cause serious health problems, especially for those suffering from respiratory illnesses like COPD and chronic asthma. California’s Healthy Hearths Program even prohibits the use of wood-burning devices in newly built homes, encouraging homeowners to convert to non-polluting heating sources. See Below.

“When possible, the American Lung Association strongly recommends using cleaner, less toxic sources of heat.”

-American Lung Association

Alternative Solutions You’ve Never Thought About

Electric Fireplaces

Have you ever thought of using an electric fireplace? If not, you really should consider it. Electric fireplace give you the ambiance of a visual flame without all of the harsh smoke. What’s more, electric fireplaces are 100% Energy Efficient meaning that every penny you spend creating heat stays inside your home. Studies have shown that BLANK percentage of air escapes through the chimney of a traditional wood burning stove. You’re literally watching money fly through the rough.

Holly & Martin Weatherford Convertible Electric Fireplace

Holly & Martin Weatherford Convertible Electric Fireplace produces zero emissions or pollutants. $679.99

Electric fireplaces are ventless meaning they require no special modifications. You can purchase inserts that slide directly into your existing firebox or a Free standing fireplace that you can place anywhere you’d like. What about the electric wires? Simply plug and play! Electric fireplaces can be plugged into any standard 120V electrical outlet in your home. They can also be purchased as hardwired 220V units for those that want a fully customized look.

Don’t have money for an upgrade? Not to worry, the savings of having an electric fireplace will pay for itself within 12 months! Learn how much an electric fireplace can save you. You can even grab one of these for under $500!

See what electric fireplaces look like

Gel Fireplaces

Gel fireplaces, otherwise referred to as bio-ethanol fireplaces, provide a real burning flame minus all of the coughs and trouble breathing. Bio-ethanol is safe to use inside the home and can be an effective solution to problems with too much smoke inside the house.

[READ: Why You Need to Replace Your Old Fireplace with a New Gel Fireplace]

Bio-Ethanol fireplaces are the number solution for homeowners who just have to have the warmth of a real fire inside their home. There are many different styles and sizes. Check out some of the latest bio-ethanol fireplaces. You never know, you might see something you never knew you liked!

Holly and Martin Weatherford Convertible Gel Fireplace

44.5″ Holly & Martin Weatherford Convertible Gel Fireplace emits no smoke, odor, or ash. $549.99

Additional Resources:

  1. 3 Steps to Converting from Wood to Electric Inserts
  2. A Guide to Convert a Gas Fireplace to an Electric Insert
  3. The 10 Most Asked Questions About Electric Fireplaces
  4. The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014

About the Author
is an interior designer and contributing author to the Portable Fireplace Blog. While she has a love for the aesthetics of home décor, she is an expert on the technical details related to electric fireplaces with years of experience.

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Twinstar Electric Fireplaces http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/twinstar-electric-fireplaces/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/twinstar-electric-fireplaces/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:13:27 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2770 Twinstar Home produces some of the most recognized electric fireplaces on the market. Twinstar Electric Fireplaces employ the latest technology and cutting-edge design in various models. Twin-Star International is the manufacturer of Classic Flame, Classic Flame Pro (B2B retailer), and Duraflame. Any of these brands technically qualifies as a Twinstar electric fireplace.

Portable Fireplace.com is one of the few vendors of Twinstar Home electric fireplaces. To purchase one of these fireplaces, you have to go through a retailer as the manufacturer does not sell directly to consumers. To jump to Classic Flame, and Duraflame electric fireplaces, click on one of the links below.

Classic Flame Artesian White Electric Fireplace by Twinstar

52” Artesian White Electric Fireplace. $967.99.

Classic Flame Electric Fireplaces

Duraflame Electric Fireplaces

ClassicFlame Electric Fireplaces

Classic Flame makes a variety of electric fireplace inserts, free standing models, wall mounted fireplaces, media console fireplaces. Last month they unveiled a new line of infrared heaters that heat objects rather than the air.  This is the same technology used in outdoor patio heaters.

What makes Twinstar electric fireplaces special is that they are designed by highly skilled, in-house designers. Twin-Star International has a tremendous R&D Team and engineering department that continues to be at the front line of the latest trends. Portable Fireplace.com carries all 102 of the electric fireplaces made by Classic Flame. Below are a few of our most popular items from Twinstar.

Twinstar Home Serendipity Electric Fireplace

33.62” ClassicFlame Serendipity Matte Black Wall Hanging Electric Fireplace. $295.99.

Twinstar Gotham Electric Fireplace Media Console

72″ Gotham Black Electric Fireplace Media Console – 26MM9313-D974

Classic Flame Infrared Spectrafire Electric Insert by Twinstar Home

33” Classic Flame Infrared Spectrafire+ Fireplace Electric Insert. $583.99.

Click here to view all Twin-Star Electric Fireplaces.

Duraflame Electric Fireplaces

Duraflame is famous for their Duraflame fire logs but they also make some really great electric fireplaces. Duraflame is limited to electric stove fireplaces and bio-ethanol fireplaces. Below are the electric fireplaces available from Duraflame, a Twin-Start International company.

Duraflame Red Stove Electric Fireplace

20” Duraflame Red Stove Electric Fireplace $249.00.

Durflame Stove Electric Fireplace a Twin Star International Company

16.25” Duraflame Stove Electric Fireplace. $239.00.

Twinstar Duraflame Electric Fireplace Stove

25” Duraflame Stove Electric Fireplace. $279.00.

Twinstar Stove Electric Fireplace

20” Duraflame Black Stove Electric Fireplace. $249.95.

Where to Buy Twinstar Home Electric Fireplaces

Twinstar Home Electric Fireplaces can be purchased from Portable Fireplace. All order receive Free Shipping and there is No Sales Tax on orders outside of California. Place your order this month and cash in on savings during our limited time sale!

Looking for a specific model? Email us or pick up the phone and dial 1-888-682-2591 classic flame electric fireplace to speak with and Electric Fireplace Expert.

Related Topics:

  1. New Infrared Electric Fireplace Inserts from Classic Flame!
  2. The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014
  3. The All New Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Firebox

About the Author
Cheryl Khan is an interior designer and contributing author to the Portable Fireplace Blog. While she has a love for the aesthetics of home décor, she is an expert on the technical details related to electric fireplaces with years of experience.

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Electric Fireplaces with Hidden Drawers http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/electric-fireplaces-hidden-drawers/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/electric-fireplaces-hidden-drawers/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:28:46 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2756 These electric fireplaces are built with hidden drawers and secret storage compartments. These units are a great way to conceal your remote controls. Many people also use them to hide valuables inside their home. Admittedly, it is hard to find electric fireplaces with hidden drawers so you won’t find a very wide selection. Here are some solutions.

Wentworth Fireplace Surround with Hidden Storage

The Wentworth Fireplace Surround with Hidden Storage. $2,079.00.

6 Electric Fireplaces with Secrete Storage

1. Wentworth Fireplace Surround with Hidden Drawers

The 72.5” Wentworth Fireplace Surround appears to be a normal fireplace surround at first glance but there’s something hiding between each pillar. This fireplace has dual storage compartments on either side of the fireplace that opens to reveal 3 storage shelves on either side.

Electric Fireplace with Hidden Storage

The Wentworth Fireplace surround has hidden storage that gives you a discrete place to leave all of your valuables.

Although this is just a surround (no fireplace included), you can purchase an electric fireplace to insert into your existing firebox and install the surround around it. Installing an electric fireplace insert is as simple as sliding the insert into your firebox.

2. Abingdon Mantel Shelf with Hidden Compartment

Abingdon Mantel Shelf with Secret Storage

The Abingdon Mantel Shelf with Secret Storage Compartment. Only $399.00 with Fast & Free Shipping!

This beautiful mantel shelf is made out of solid hardwoods. In the center, a hidden drawer slides out to reveal a secret compartment. Nobody would notice this drawer unless you told them. Albeit this is a mantel shelf, it can be purchased in tandem with an electric fireplace to provide the look and functional use that you are looking for.

3. Rutherford Entertainment Center Fireplace with Secret Drawers

Rutherford MediaCenter Fireplace with Secret Drawers

The 46.5″ Ratherford Dark Walnut Electric Entertainment Center Fireplace. $849.00.

The Rutherford Entertainment Center Fireplace has hidden doors built in on either side of the firebox that can store all of your DVDs and other personal items. The fireplace runs on 1,400 watts and produces 4,780 BTU’s of heat per hour! It also comes with a remote control and a 90 day limited warranty on the mantel and a 1 year warranty on the firebox. No venting and no clean up required.

4. Dimplex Jasper Media Console with Hidden Compartment

Dimplex Jasper Media Console with Hidden Compartment

The Dimplex Jasper Media Console with Hidden Compartment. $1,199.99.

The Dimplex Jasper Media Console has a hideaway media storage space that conceals your media components. Measuring 48”, the Jasper Media Console offers ample space to hold a large sized television. It also boasts a very high heat output with a heating capacity of over 5,000 BTU’s.

The Jasper Electric Fireplace TV Stand comes with Realogs and gWave technology, a proprietary technology that owned by Dimplex.  gWave allows you to control your electric fireplace by waving your hand in front of the fireplace. Learn more about gWave.

5. Dimplex Desmond Media Console Fireplace

Dimplex Desmond Media Console Fireplace

The 73″ Dimplex Desmond Maple Media Console Fireplace. $2,249.99.

The Dimplex Jasper Media Console has a sleek and modern design with a genuine maple veneer. This model has an open space shelf above the firebox where you can place your DVD, Blu-Ray, and game station consoles. To the right is a door that hides other miscellaneous items from sight.

6. ClassicFlame Williamsburg Electric Fireplace

The Williamsburg Electric Fireplace has a secret drawer that pulls out of the upper mantel. It has a smooth glide that fits seamlessly into the design of this ClassicFlame electric fireplace. NOTE: The Williamsburg Electric Fireplace has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It is no longer available to any retailers nationwide.

Electric Fireplace with Hidden Drawer

Hidden drawer built into the mantel of the Williamsburg Electric Fireplace.

ClassicFlame Williamsburg Electric Fireplace with Hidden Drawer

ClassicFlame Williamsburg Electric Fireplace with Hidden Drawer. 10/23/2014 EDIT: The Williamsburg Electric Fireplace has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It is no longer available to any retailers nationwide.

Where to Find More Electric Fireplaces

Portable Fireplace.com carries all of the top brands like ClassicFlame, Dimplex, Ambella Home, and more. These are all of the electric fireplaces with hidden drawers. If you don’t find one that you like, you may also consider looking at the thousands of electric fireplaces with tv stands. These entertainment center consoles have plenty of space that is hidden behind closed doors.

More Electric Fireplaces:

  1. Best Electric Fireplaces Under $500 – Bang For Your Buck
  2. The Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014
  3. Opti-Myst Fire Effect: So Real, You’d Second Guess Yourself

About the Author
is an interior designer and contributing author to the Portable Fireplace Blog. While she has a love for the aesthetics of home décor, she is an expert on the technical details related to electric fireplaces with years of experience.

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New Infrared Electric Fireplace Inserts from Classic Flame http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/new-infrared-electric-fireplace-inserts-classic-flame/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/new-infrared-electric-fireplace-inserts-classic-flame/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:53:20 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2718 ClassicFlame has just introduced a new line of infrared electric fireplace inserts that are going to change electric fireplace market forever. Infrared heating technology isn’t something new, however, their use inside the home is.

33 Inch Classic Flame Infrared Spectrafire Fireplace Electric Insert

The 33″ Classic Flame Infrared Spectrafire Fireplace Electric Insert. $538.99 Lowest Price Guaranteed.

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How Infrared Quartz Heaters Work

Infrared heat works by heating objects rather than the air. This type of heat is most commonly used in patio heaters because heating the air is largely ineffective in outdoor settings. Instead, infrared heaters transfer heat to objects and provide heat instantly while traditional inserts require a short period of time to warm up. To learn all about the differences between infrared an traditional heating, you can read this page.

Infrared Electric Fireplace Inserts

Hands down, infrared heaters provide the largest heating capacity when put next to comparable models. These infrared inserts heat up to 1,000 square feet! Other current models on the market typically heat 400 square feet. This what makes these infrared inserts so amazing. Along with this, these inserts create heat instantly and do not require time to heat up.

You’re not just getting a bland industrial heater either. These infrared electric inserts are equipped with Spectrafire Flame Technology, a feature that creates incredibly realistic dancing fires. ClassicFlame infrared heaters are very low-maintenance. They are some of the only electric inserts that you will never have to change the LED bulbs on because ClassicFlame uses LED bulbs with a 10,000 hour lighting rating.

Curved Front Glass

These infrared electric inserts are also available with a curved glass front, a variation from the standard flat glass front that most inserts have. This modular design lends itself to contemporary and modern settings as the curved glass front creates a fire that envelopes the room with an aura of warmth and integrated comfort.

32 Inch Classic Flame Infrared Spectrafire Fireplace Insert

The ClassicFlame Infrared Spectrafire Fireplace Insert is elegantly crafted with a curved front glass. This makes the entire insert appear to be more realistic and equally attractive. Available from Portable Fireplace.com for $647.99.

World-Class Heating Efficiency

Most homeowners are ecstatic when they learn how much infrared electric inserts can save them! ClassicFlame infrared inserts run on just 11 cents/hour. This means that you will save around 40% by converting from a traditional wood burning fireplace. Along with this, there are whole list of benefits to switching to an electric fireplace. 5,200 BTU’s of heating output on 1,500 watts at just 11 cents per hour is an incredible feat in the electric heating industry.

23 Inch Classic Flame Infrared Spectrafire Electric Fireplace Insert

The 23” Classic Flame Infrared Spectrafire+ Electric Fireplace Insert. $351.99.

Shipping & Warranty Information

Each ClassicFlame Infrared Electric Insert comes with a 1 Year Limited Warranty. It’s rare that people experience problems with Twinstar ClassicFlame fireplaces. TwinStar International is an award-winning home furnishings manufacturer that is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida. Their fireplaces undergo a rigorous process of quality control that prevents any defects or faulty equipment from ever leaving the manufacturing lines.

23.74 Inch Classic Flame Fixed Glass Spectrafire Infrared Quartz Electric Fireplace Insert

The 23.74″ Classic Flame Fixed Glass Spectrafire Infrared Quartz Electric Fireplace Insert. Only $351.99.

Where to Find the Best Prices

Portable Fireplace.com allows you to order these fireplaces from the comfort of your home. Shipping is 100% FREE, no gimmicks and no hidden fees. You place your order online or over the phone with one of our Fireplace Specialists and you receive your order just as expected without even having to put on slippers to leave the house.

-Click Here to View the Latest Electric Inserts-

More of the Latest Electric Inserts:

  1. The All New Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Firebox
  2. The Opti-Myst Effect: So Real, You’d Second Guess Yourself
  3. The Dimplex Opti-V PGF-10 – The Most Realistic Flame Effect
  4. The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014

About the Author
is an interior designer and contributing author to the Portable Fireplace Blog. While she has a love for the aesthetics of home décor, she is an expert on the technical details related to electric fireplaces with years of experience.

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The All New Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Firebox (Live Video) http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/dimplex-multi-fire-xd-firebox/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/dimplex-multi-fire-xd-firebox/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:07:57 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2691 The Multi-Fire XD Firebox is an all new electric fireplace from Dimplex that recognizes simple hand gestures and produces 7 unique flame displays. With gWave, you can turn Multi-Fire XD on and off with a simple wave of a hand.

Dimplex 26 Inch Multi-Fire XD Firebox

The 26″ Dimplex Multi-Fire XD™ Electric Fireplace Insert shown with Acrlyic Ice Media Bed. Only $799.00 from Portable Fireplace.com

I know you’re wondering what’s so special about the Multi Fire. I was too! After doing some research, I’ve found that it’s an extremely functional fireplace that is incredibly easy to operate.

Multi-Flame Technology

What makes the Multi-Fire XD so unique is the fact that you can choose from an array of flames styles and colors. Select natural wood burning flames, gas, and even ambient settings that set the mood inside your home.

7 Flame Themes

  1. Natural Wood Fire Flame
  2. Gas Style Flame with a hallmarked blue flame that mimics the appearance of a real gas flame.
  3. Red Flame
  4. Blue Flame
  5. Prism cycles through themes 1-4
  6. Kaleidoscope cycles through multiple colors at the same time
  7. Personalized theme setting for your own custom fire.
Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Firebox with Curved Glass Front

The 26″ Dimplex Multi-Fire XD Firebox with Curved Glass Front. $799.00.

gWave – allows you to control your Multi-Fire XD with the wave of a hand. Simply wave your hand in front of the firebox and watch the active functions change.

  • Up/Down = On/Off (Visual Flame)
  • Holding your hand in Front of the firebox will turn the heat on and off.
  • You can disable the G Wave function by pressing the disable button just below the sensor.

Patented 3D EffectDimplex has a patent on its 3D Flame Effect, something that has kept Dimplex at the forefront of the electric fireplace industry. If you look down into the firebox, you will see that the flames are actually rising from between the fire logs. Each of these fire logs pulsate with hypnotic realism.

Comfort$aver Heating System – Energy efficient heating system that is capable of heating up to 1,000 square feet! That’s much higher than electric fireplaces of the past that heated 400 square foot rooms. Dimplex has even made the news recently for offering a solution to Japans on-going Electricity Crisis.

Heat Boost Button – Allows you to turn your heater on full blast for 5-20 minutes in 5 minute increments. This is ideal when you’re just getting home and need instant heat to warm your home.

Precision Accuracy – The Multi-Fire XD Firebox is even more accurate when it comes to climate control temperature. This makes the Multi-Fire XD 11% more energy efficient than all other conventional electric fireplaces.

Sleep Function Timer – Allows you to set it and forget it! Crank up your Multi-Fire XD just before bed and don’t worry about waking up in the middle of the night to turn it off. Sleeping with an electric fireplace on all night is not recommended.

Eco-Mode – allows you to heat your home in an economical way, optimizing energy efficiency and saving you money on your energy bill.

Safety and Convenience

The Multi Fire XD is the first Virtually Silent Electric Fireplace. It also comes with a ceramic glass front that stays cool to the touch, making your electric fireplace safe for the kids to play around. No more setting up the fire gate and having to worry about them getting too close. The Multi-Fire XD is technologically advanced, energy-efficient, and safe for all members of the family to enjoy.

33 Inch Dimplex Multi-Fire XD™ Realogs™ Electric Firebox

The 33″ Dimplex Multi-Fire XD™ Realogs™ Electric Firebox. $1,249.00.

Sizing Availability & Where to Buy

Multi-Fire XD Fireboxes can be purchased directly from Portable Fireplace.com. The all new model is available with a soothing Acrylic Ice Bed (HG) or you can order the HL model that comes with a Realog Set. Click on the links below to view each of the displays in 26” and 33” dimensions.

Have questions? Give the Electric Fireplace Experts a call at 1-888-682-2591 or leave us a message by completing this Contact Form.

Dimplex Realogs™ Multi-Fire XD™ Electric Fireplace Insert

The 26″ Dimplex Realogs™ Multi-Fire XD™ Electric Fireplace Insert. $799.00.

More of the Latest Electric Fireplaces:

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  2. Dimplex Opti-V PGF-10 – The Most Realistic Flame Effect Yet
  3. Dimplex Purifire Electric Fireplace Reviews
  4. Dimplex Electric Fireplaces – Featured Brand
  5. The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014

About the Author
is an interior designer and contributing author to the Portable Fireplace Blog. While she has a love for aesthetics and home décor, she is an expert on the technical aspects related to heating elements with years of first-hand experience.

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The Domestic Renewable Energy Resource That’s Saving Japan During Its Electricity Crisis http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/japan-electricity-crisis/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/japan-electricity-crisis/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:23:04 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2678 Following Japans Fukishima Daiichi Nuclear disaster, the country is facing a serious power shortage. Prior to the nuclear meltdown, 30% of Japans energy was supplied through 53 power plants. Two years later, each of these power plants lies dormant and the much of the country is threatened of being cast in shadows. One Irish company hopes to change this.

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How Dimplex Plans to Be a Crucial Proponent in Japan’s Electrical Shortage

Japan has been importing fossil fuels at much higher prices especially when compared to the nuclear power it previously depended on. Japan has also been redistributing energy across its own regions to prevent forced blackouts. Interestingly, Sharp has also initiated a Cool Biz Campaign where employees are encouraged to wear shorts and short sleeves to limit the use of air conditioning and lighting.

Japanese companies are stretching their resources and investing in new fuel efficient technologies. Among these energy-efficient heating solutions, particular excitement surrounds the possibilities of electric fireplaces that were first invented by Glenn Dimplex in 1988. To date, some of their most popular models include the Opti-Myst and the recently unveiled Opti-Virtual Fire. They even have a model that doubles as an air-purifier.

Dimplex Energy Efficient Heating Solutions Span the Globe

Glenn Dimplex now has 5 offices in Japan staffed with 120 members. With a total population estimated at just 130 million, Japan holds the world’s 2nd wealthiest economy.

Elsewhere around the world, Dimplex is also hoping to curtail dependence on risky energy resources. In its homeland of Ireland, Dimplex aims to save the Irish economy over $1 Billion from imported fossil fuels. Japan has no access to domestic fuel sources in their own region. Importing oil and liquefied natural gas is only a short-term strategy that is not a sustainable option.

Dimplex Curved Multi-Fire XD Electric Fireplace Insert

Dimplex makes many electric fireplace styles like this one, the Multi-Fire XD with a curved front.  Click here to view all Dimplex Electric Heating Solutions.

Adopting these Techniques at Home

Everyday consumers can help lower our dependence on rapidly dissolving natural resources by installing energy efficient fireplaces. Converting gas fireplaces saves the natural environment and reduces energy bills. To learn more about the benefits of electric fireplaces, you can continue reading the following.

More Industry News:

  1. U.S. Outdoor Grilling Industry Projected to Grow 4% Year by Year
  2. EPA Moves to Place New Regulations on Wood Stoves
  3. Beijing Bans Outdoor Grills to Curb Pollution
  4. 4 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Right Now

About the Author
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Dimplex Purifire Electric Fireplace Reviews http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/dimplex-purifire-electric-fireplace-reviews/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/dimplex-purifire-electric-fireplace-reviews/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:27:51 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2654 Dimplex Purifire Electric Fireplaces feature a Patented Air Filtration System that turns your electric fireplace into a heater AND an air purifier. That’s 2 devices in one! Dimplex electric fireplaces are equipped with an air treatment system that removes mold, pollen, dander, dust, and other allergens from inside your house for a healthier living environment. You’ll be able to find a complete list of fireplaces that are equipped with the Purifire Air Treatment System.

Dimplex Belvedere Walnut Purifire Electric Fireplace

The 51.5″ Dimplex Belvedere Walnut Purifire Electric Fireplace. $1,449.99.

Dimplex Purifire Air Treatment System

The Purifire Air Treatment System filters a multitude of allergens and pollutants that float inside your home every day. They can cause headaches, sinus flares, nausea, and feelings of fatigue. The worst part is that you might not even know it. These are the only electric fireplaces that provide heat while simultaneously filtering indoor air. This is great for people that are sensitive to pollens and other allergens.

The Purifire Air Treatment System filters air 4 times per hour to maintain consistent air quality levels inside your home. Purifire Fireplaces are UL Certified and can catch particles as small as 1 microns. Purifire Systems use a washable 20”x 10” allergy reduction filter for effortless clean up.

What Else Can they Do

Purifire electric fireplaces provide up to 5,115 BTU’s, adequate enough to heat a 20’ x 20’ room. Heating capacity varies from unit to unit as Purifire Technology is available in 11 different styles and models that you can find listed below.

The Purifire also comes with a handy remote that puts control of every feature at your fingertips. You can control the speed that the flame dances, the heat, timer control, climate control, ember control, ambient lighting, and child lock-out feature.

Most Popular Purifire Fireplaces

This is a list of the most popular Purifire Electric Fireplace based on historical sales records.

1. 54.8″ Dimplex Essex White Purifire Electric Fireplace

Dimplex Essex White Purifire Electric Fireplace

The 54″ Dimplex Essex White Purifire Electric Fireplace. $1,249.00.

2. 45″ Dimplex Direct Wire Built-in Purifire Firebox

Dimplex Direct Wire Built-in Purifire Firebox

The 45″ Dimplex Direct Wire Built-in Purifire Firebox. $1,499.99.

3. 30″ Dimplex Purifire Self Trimming Electric Fireplace Insert

Dimplex Purifire Self Trimming Electric Fireplace Insert

The 30″ Dimplex Purifire Self Trimming Electric Fireplace Insert. $999.99.

4. 36.5″ Dimplex Purifire Electric Fireplace Insert

Dimplex Purifire Electric Fireplace Insert

The 36.5″ Dimplex Purifire Electric Fireplace Insert. $1,99.99.

5. 63″ Dimplex Kendal Parchment Purifire Electric Fireplace

Dimplex Kendal Parchment Purifire Electric Fireplace

The 63″ Dimplex Kendal Parchment Purifire Electric Fireplace. $2,249.99.

6. 63.6″ Dimplex Torchiere Burnished Walnut Purifire Electric Fireplace

Dimplex Torchiere Burnished Walnut Purifire Electric Fireplace

The Dimplex Torchiere Burnished Walnut Purifire Electric Fireplace. $2,249.99.

List of All Available Purifire Electric Fireplaces

If you need help picking the right electric fireplace for, you can check out these tips.

Where to Buy Electric Fireplaces with the Purifire Air Treatment System

Portable Fireplace.com is an authorized retailer of Dimplex Products. With their Lowest Price Guarantee, you can rest easy knowing you found the best deal on your new fireplace. Click on the links above under “List of All Purifire Electric Fireplace” to view the product page of the unit you’re interested in. Or you can visit this page to view hundreds of comparable electric fireplaces.

More Advice on Selecting an Electric Fireplace:

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Are Ethanol Fireplaces Safe? Scientific Research on the Topic http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/are-ethanol-fireplaces-safe/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/are-ethanol-fireplaces-safe/#comments Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:48:28 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2625 Recently, an article on Treehuggger was published by Lloyd Alter commenting on a recent Scientific Research Study published by Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research. The study concluded that ethanol fireplaces are a health hazard and should only be used in well-ventilated spaces. Here is an excerpt taken from Science Daily:

“These stoves do not feature any guided exhaust system whatsoever, so all combustible products are released directly into the environment.. …On a case-by-case basis, precisely how the course of that incineration runs really depends on the quality of the fuel and other factors – like the type of fuel, or the incineration temperature. As a rule, ethanol does not burn out completely. Rather, the incineration process results in CO2 – along with poisonous gases (like carbon monoxide, a respiratory toxin), organic compounds (like benzene, a carcinogen), and irritant gases (like nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde), as well as ultrafine combustion particles.”

-Dr Wensing, Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research

Holly and Martin Walton Ethanol Fireplace

The Walton Ethanol Fireplace by Holly & Martin, one of the most trusted manufacturers.

Here is the original article published by Science Daily and the original study by Franhofer-Gesselschaft.

So Why is this Misleading

“If ethanol runs out when filling the combustion chambers and it ignites, then the entire room could go up in flames.”

-Yes, if you spill ethanol and light the fire, it will burn. The same can be said about wood logs. If you dropped a wood log outside of your firebox and lit the fire, your whole house could “theoretically” burn down. Never refill an ethanol fireplace while the fire is lit. Always clean up any spills before lighting the fire.

On claims that the only byproducts of ethanol fireplaces are CO2 and water vapor, Dr. Wensing had this to say:

“On a case-by-case basis, precisely how the course of that incineration runs really depends on the quality of the fuel and other factors – like the type of fuel, or the incineration temperature.”

-So Dr. Wensing admits that the byproducts created by ethanol is dependent on the quality of fuel. Just as with any product, of course different levels of quality will yield different results. This goes for any other consumer product including TV’s, MP3 players, and cooking ware. Knock-offs do not hold the same safety standards as quality made products; yes, this has been established long ago.

“This means that the more ethanol which is burned within a certain period, the greater will be the amount of pollutants released.”

-Yes, the larger the fire the more byproducts (carbon dioxide) will be released. The same can be said with any fire regardless the type of fuel it is using to burn. While ethanol fireplaces are ventless, it is advised to have clean air flowing into the room to replace spent oxygen.

Did You Notice How the Study Compared Ethanol with Wood Stoves?

To make the study completely unbiased, researchers from Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft tested indoor air pollution of ethanol fireplaces and sealed wood stoves. This test compares a sealed wood stove with open ethanol fireplaces; of course the ethanol fireplace will release more C02 into the air!

“The finding: As long as the stove door is closed, the influence on the air quality within the interior space is negligible. Emissions enter the air of the room only when the fire wood is replenished and ignited. At that point, the researchers were able to measure a brief spike in concentrations.”

-So the seals are effective; great. That doesn’t compare byproducts created by burning wood. We understand that these closed units do not allow the pollutions to escape.

“During closed-door operation, no substances of any noteworthy level were released. For instance, the formaldehyde values were harmless.”

-So the study does find that wood burning stoves release formaldehyde byproducts into the air BUT it’s not considered indoor pollution because these stoves are sealed and do not allow any air to escape from the firebox. Not exactly comparing apples to apples here.

Are they Safe to Burn Indoors?

Fireglo Ethanol Fireplace Fuel

A can of Fireglo Ethanol Fireplace Fuel. 24 cans for less than $100!

Yes, ethanol biofuel fireplaces are safe to burn indoors. Reading through the scientific jargon, ethanol fireplaces do in fact produce C02 but this is a byproduct of ANY real fire. Fire needs oxygen to burn, and this is just the same with an ethanol fueled fire. The only option that releases zero byproducts is an electric fireplace.

Carbon monoxide IS a respiratory hazard. It can cause difficulty breathing but here’s the thing; any fire will give off both carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. To claim that ethanol fireplaces are unsafe is completely ignoring the fact that all fireplaces, wood burning stoves included, release CO2 and CO. If ethanol fireplaces are going to be deemed unsafe, so should traditional wood burning fireplaces that are in millions of homes.

Ethanol Fireplaces are Safer than Wood Stoves

Ethanol fireplaces are safer than wood stoves because they do not emit the same byproducts that come from burning wood mass. Think of all the ashes and fumes you smell sitting around a campfire and around the hearth. Ethanol is a clean biofuel that does emit Carbon dioxide but it is IMPOSSIBLE for a fire to burn without turning oxygen into carbon dioxide.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a Wood Research Institute

One detail worth mentioning is the source of the information. The study that found ethanol fireplaces to be unsafe was conducted by a Wood Research organization. Some have speculated that Fraunhofer is biased to wood burning stoves as their specialty is within wood research. This would why explain why they would go to such far extents to dispute any alternative heat form.

Ethanol Fireplaces are Certified by the UL

Established in 1894, Underwriters Laboratories is a global independent safety consulting and certification company with more than 100 years of expertise. UL is most notably recognized for their role in the analysis of the adoption of electricity and the drafting of safety standards for electrical devices and components.

The UL is one of a very few companies to perform safety testing by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA. If you look at the underside of many products in your home, you’ll likely find the UL stamp of approval somewhere on the device.
Ethanol fireplaces are Certified by the Underwriters Laboratories as being safe for consumer use. Some ethanol trusted biofuel manufacturers (the actual fuel) include Nu-Flame, Real Flame, Pure Fuels, Vio Fuel, Brasa Fuel, DecoFlame, and ModaFlame.

Verification from External Sources

“Alcohol molecules are very short and produce very little CO compared to any other hydrocarbon liquid. Much of the liberated energy is from hydrogen combustion.”

-John Laumer, Treehugger Chemist

In other words, ethanol fireplaces use oxygen from the air to produce water vapor and very little C02.

What is Ethanol

Ethanol is an ecological fuel that is obtained through fermentation of saccharine. Ethanol is an eco-friendly biofuel that is made from materials like corn, potatoes, milk, and rice. Also known as Gel Fireplaces, ethanol fireplaces are safe for consumer use. Always follow manufacturer’s guidelines for proper use.

Nu-Flame Bio-Ethanol Fire Fuel

Nu-Flame Bio-Ethanol Fire Fuel is made from renewable plant resources, emits no soot or ashes, and the bottle is equipped with a special valve insert to prevent spillage.

Why Ethanol Fireplaces are Better

  • Better indoor air quality. No smoke or unpleasant burning odors.
  • No chimney vent means heat/energy is not lost.
  • Cleaner burning. No residue, soot, ashes, or harmful substances.
  • Only byproducts are heat, C02, and water vapor.

Many if not all ethanol fireplace manufacturers advise consumers to avoid burning fireplaces in confined spaces as fire consumes oxygen. Crack a window to allow C02 to exit and oxygen to flow. The room should be larger the 215 square feet.

Torrance Cast Cinderstone Ethanol Fireplace

The Torrance Cast Cinderstone Ethanol Fireplace is constructed with a fiber-enforced, light-weight concrete and backed with a durable internal steel frame.

To browse Ethanol Fireplaces, you can visit this page: http://www.portablefireplace.com/gel-fireplaces/

Additional Resources:

  1. CPSC Issues Recall on Outdoor Fireplace Manufactured in China
  2. Why You Need to Replace Your Old Fireplace with a New Gel Fireplace
  3. Beijing Bans Outdoor Grills to Curb Pollution
  4. US Outdoor Grilling Industry Projected to Grow 4% Year by Year

About the Author
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How to Install a Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/install-a-wall-mounted-electric-fireplace/ http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/install-a-wall-mounted-electric-fireplace/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:36:17 +0000 http://www.portablefireplace.com/blog/?p=2611 This page will show you how to install a wall mounted electric fireplace Step-By-Step. Electric fireplaces can be recessed into the wall or hung on the wall like a picture frame. Electric fireplaces are economical and functional, providing heat for your family while putting extra money back into your pocket through energy savings. Installing a wall mount electric fireplace will also help you save space in your family room!

How to Install an Electric Wall Fireplace

The 50.3″ Dimplex Synergy Electric Wall Fireplace from Dimplex. Sleek, contemporary, elegant.

How to Install an Electric Fireplace in the Wall

The first thing that you’ll need to decide even before purchasing your fireplace is whether or not you want to install it within the wall or simply hang it. Some inserts can be recessed into the wall to make the face of the fireplace run flush with the wall. This give your fireplace a custom and contemporary look. Here are some examples of what’s out there

Here are some of our most popular recessed wall fireplaces: Opti-V PGF-10 (soon to be released!), Mortise Wall Mounted, and the Wakefield Espresso.

And a few of the most popular wall hung electric fireplaces: Elysium Infrared Quartz Wall Electric Fireplace, Pellham Pewter Gray,

When choosing to recess your electric insert, you also need to consider whether you have enough space within the wall. You will need to find an area that does not have any electrical boxes, wiring, gas lines, plumbing pipes, etc that will get in the way. The other option that you can use is to build the wall outwards to accommodate your wall fireplace.

Installing a Recessed Wall Fireplace

Installing a recessed wall fireplace will require some cutting, patching, and finish work. If you’re the handy Do-It-Yourself type, you can take it on as a weekend project. If not, you should hire a licensed professional to install it for you.

Installation instructions vary based on manufacturer and model. Always follow the installation guides that were sent with your electric fireplace. All hardware should be included. You can expect to find metal mounting brackets, screws, a mounting plate, and pins. If you’re installing your electric fireplace into a masonry wall, you’ll have to use masonry anchors and screws. This is provided within your installation kit but you can easily purchase them from your local hardware store.

Below are simple steps to help you install your recessed wall fireplace. For reference, you can use this Installation Guide for the Dimplex Two-Sided Firebox.

Step 1: Designating the right Location

Locate studs behind sheetrock. Depending on the size of your electric fireplace, your wall may have to support a considerable amount of weight. Never mount a wall fireplace to drywall!

Make sure that you have an electric outlet located close by and beneath the unit. You want the electrical outlet to be below the fireplace because the rising warm air will blow into your outlet. When possible, replace nearby outlets with non-flammable coverings.

Step 2: Hardwire vs Plugin Installation

There are hardwire and plugin units. A hardwired unit is “hardwired” directly into the wiring of your home. Plugin units have a standard 120V 3 prong that plugs directly into wall outlets. Never use extension cords to connect your electric fireplace or this could happen.

Hardwired units look better because they can be hidden in the wall and you don’t have to worry about loose connections. The only downside is that you’ll need a licensed electrician to do this for you. Plug-ins are easier but they don’t offer the clean aesthetics of a hidden wire. Still, you can find creative ways to hide unsightly wall outlets.

Hardwire Electric Fireplaces: Builders Box Contemporary 220V, Dimplex Galveston Wall Mount, and the Wakefield Espresso.

Plug in Wall Fireplaces: Dzonlic, Bliss Electric Fire Displayand the Serenity.

Step 3: Opening the Wall and Building a Frame

Cut open the wall using a reciprocating saw. Once you’ve opened up the wall, you will need to build a frame using 2×4’s according to the dimensions of your electric fireplace. Learn how to measure the dimensions of your fireplace correctly.

Place the unit inside the frame. Use shims to level the unit and verify that the fireplace is balanced with a leveler. This is one of the most important steps. When you’re certain that the unit is level, you can attach the fireplace to the box frame using the provided mounting brackets and screws.

Step 4: Wiring

For hardwired units, strip your wires ½” from the end. For safety and the best connections, you should use twist on wire connectors like these.(LINK) Don’t make the beginners error and finish everything up without first testing your electrical connection. Turn on your electric fireplace and make sure that all programs are functioning correctly.

Step 5: Adding the Finishing Touches

When all of the internal installation is complete, you can patch up the wall. Most units will come with a trim piece that will help cover up the area where the fireplace and drywall meet. Make your drywall come as close as possible for a clean finish.

Texturize and paint the wall before attaching trim pieces. Make sure that you use painters tape and painters plastic to protect your electric fireplace. When everything is dry and complete, you can attach the trim and enjoy your new recessed wall mount fireplace!

Installing a Wall Hung Electric Fireplace

Video of the 31″ Moderna Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace.

Installing a wall hung electric fireplace is much simpler. It’s much like hanging a large picture frame or a large piece of artwork. You will need nails that are long (2”) and sturdy to make sure that they can support the weight of your electric fireplace. Keep in mind, drywall is normally ½” thick so make sure your screws are long enough to get a deep grip into your studs.

You can use a stud finder like this one or use the tap on the wall trick to locate studs. Most of these units are plugin so you can simply plug your electrical wire into the closest outlet and enjoy!

How to Install an Electric Insert into a Wall

The 33.62” ClassicFlame Serendipity Matte Black Wall Hanging Electric Fireplace.

Conclusion

Wall mounted electric fireplaces have a very contemporary look. By elevating your fireplace, this feature is more prominent in your home. It looks sleek, modern, and stylish. If installing a wall fireplace isn’t a feasible solution, you can always consider standard electric inserts which slide into your existing firebox and offer simple installation procedures. You can learn more about these by checking out the resources below.

Portable Fireplace.com is a premiere supplier of many top name brands like Dimplex, Ambella Home, ClassicFlame, & Holly & Martin! To browse some of the latest wall mounted electric fireplaces, you check out this page.

Additional Resources:

  1. A Guide to Convert a Gas Fireplace to an Electric Insert
  2. 3 Steps to Converting from Wood to Electric Inserts
  3. Electric Fireplace Repair: Replacing Your Flame Rod
  4. The 5 Most Realistic Electric Fireplaces in 2014

About the Author
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