2021 Water Vapor Fireplace Buying Guide

A beautiful fireplace adds a glow, a warm ambiance to any room, home, or business. Some people view the ash, smoke, and carbon emissions of live fireplaces as a drawback and opt for other options instead.

These alternative options include electric fireplaces or bio-ethanol fireplaces, which are eco-friendly and alluring. At PortableFireplace.com, we pride ourselves in being the experts in electric and bio-ethanol fireplaces for your home and businesses. Today, we’re going to cover the trendy water vapor fireplace, which is powered by electricity and steam.

Water vapor fireplace
Double-sided water vapor fireplace

What to Know About Water Vapor Fireplaces

  • No harmful emissions, just clean, fresh air.
  • No mess, no smoke residue, and no clean up
  • Eco-friendly
  • Cool to the touch. Safe for use around kids and pets
  • Ventless Option; the flame can be open on all sides.
  • Pennies to operate: uses tap water to create vapor, and runs on minimal electricity
  • Customizable to your home.
  • Beautiful, realistic flames

How it works

Using tap water, the fireplace emits mist into the air. To create that realistic smoke and flame effect, LED lights reflect off the water droplets.

Is the vapor that’s emitted safe?

The water itself is cool to the touch, which makes water vapor fireplaces ideal for families. Some water vapor fireplaces do not have a heating element, but create dancing lifelike flames to enjoy every day.

Eco-friendly and saves money

Water vapor fireplaces are wallet-friendly and eco-friendly. Costing only pennies to run, water vapor fireplaces can be plugged into a standard outlet. Since water vapor fireplaces do not burn ethanol, propane, or other fuels, they maintain a clean environment in your home. See a comparison of different heating sources here: Heating Efficiency Put to the Test: Wood, Electric, and Gas Fireplaces.

Custom Water Vapor Fireplaces

A water vapor fireplace insert or firebox can be used with your existing fireplace and mantle. Electric fireplace inserts are the easiest way to customize your living room without expensive renovations. However, if you are starting from scratch or renovating, look for a built-in water vapor fireplace to add to your home. The finished look is incredibly chic.

Since water vapor fireplaces do not need to vent, they can be placed nearly anywhere, with two or more sides exposed. Water cassettes can be used together to create a long fireplace wall. Your fireplace will be completely unique to your home.

Dimplex Opti-myst II Insert

The 28″ Dimplex Optimyst II Insert uses Patented Optiglo Technology to produce pulsating logs. Ultrasonic Technology creates a virtual vapor that simulates the appearance of smoke rising off of a fire. Available from Portable Fireplace.com.

2021 Top Picks: Water Vapor Electric Fireplaces

Special features like realistic logs, remote control temperature, and crackling effects add to the cozy ambience. Each fireplace in our collection has been selected for quality, features, and beauty.

  1. Dimplex Opti-Myst Cassette Fireplace Insert
  2. Opti-Myst Cassette
  3. Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 500  Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert  
  4. Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 1000 Built-In Dual Side Electric Fireplace Insert
Dimplex Opti-Myst Cassette
Dimplex Opti-Myst Cassette Fireplace Insert
Dimplex Opti-Myst Cassette
Dimplex Opti-Myst Cassette
Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 500 Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert
Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 500 Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert
Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 1000 Built-In Dual Side Electric Fireplace Insert
Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 1000 Built-In Dual Side Electric Fireplace Insert

One could argue that the Dimplex Opti-Myst is one of the best water vapor fireplaces on the market. You can view the full collection and more information about the technology used in the Opti-Myst fireplaces here: The Complete Collection of Dimplex Opti-Myst Fireplaces.

Buy a Water Vapor Fireplace from the Electric Fireplace Experts

Shop for fireplace inserts, electric fireplaces, and outdoor fire pits in our full catalog. We are always updating our catalogue with the latest models.  Explore our website to find the perfect fireplace for your home or business. Enjoy free shipping and no sales tax with every order.

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