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When it comes to fireplaces, those that use real wood to burn are the most common type. However, there is a different kind used by people who do not have access to the woods or would simply prefer a cleaner process of warming up their house in chilly winters.

There are a large number of types of fireplaces. From the traditional brick fireplaces to modern fireplaces. But which one is the best?

If you want to enjoy the radiating warmth of a fireplace but don't want to deal with the inconvenience of extensive installation and upkeep, an Electric Fireplace is the way to go!

Electric Fireplaces

Electric Fireplaces

Electric fireplaces, unlike wood-burning fireplaces and gas fireplaces, do not emit fumes or soot, allowing them to be used in practically any space without the need for additional ventilation.

They are also safer than traditional fireplaces because of this. Their flickering flame settings are quite lifelike, plus they’re reasonably priced. Of all the types of fireplaces available, an electric fireplace is one of the safest to have in your home because it doesn't require a flue or chimney to operate. The best feature about electric fireplaces is that it's highly customizable and can be used for many different occasions.

Not only do they serve as heaters but also as a decoration. You may find some that look like real fireplaces while others could be something fancier. Either way, they now have become more affordable and pretty efficient in warming up your home during the winter season.

Are you interested in learning more about electric fireplaces? Continue reading to discover more about them, and don't forget to check out our best picks from the various electric fireplace options available.

FAQs about Electric Fireplace

FAQs about Electric Fireplace

How do electric fireplaces work?

An electric fireplace works by using a main electrical source to generate heat and has an LED screen or glowing ember light effect to simulate realistic flickering flames like a real fireplace.

An electric fireplace imitates a flame by displaying LED lights in a randomized pattern onto a screen. Some models have just one line of LED lights at the bottom, while others have two or more for more flame color variations, depth, and realism.

Do electric fireplaces need to be vented?

Electric Fireplace

No, there is no need for a vent, chimney, or flue. So therefore, they are ideal for use in apartments or houses where such features cannot be built. Electric fireplaces do not require venting because they don't produce real fire or smoke, which means they don't pollute your home's air quality.

Electric fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular due to their low installation costs and lack of emissions.

Do electric fireplaces have real flames?

No, electric fireplaces do not have real flames. The "flame" is formed by light from a light bulb, usually an LED that creates the illusion of a real flame. So, it’s like a fake fireplace with heat.

Do electric fireplaces give off heat?

Do electric fireplaces give off heat?

Yes, electric fireplaces produce heat. However, there are exceptions.

Most units can have their flames operated whether or not the electric fireplace heater is switched on. Since they don’t have an actual flame, the heat is usually generated by an infrared or electric heater built into the unit and can be adjusted using the remote control to different heat settings such as high, medium, or low.

There are units like an electric fireplace insert with blowers. There are also a few electric fireplaces that do not have any heating elements at all. So if you don't want the heat but still want the ambiance and feel of a fireplace, an electric fireplace without a space heater is ideal for you.

Are electric fireplaces safe?

Electric fireplaces are safer than any other type of fireplace. They stay cool to the touch even when the heat is on which makes them safe to have especially around small children and pets.

No actual fire, no burns, and no dangerous emissions, therefore they don't pollute the air inside your home. This is significantly beneficial for people who suffer from asthma or other breathing problems, and simply those who are concerned about their health.

Electric Fireplace

These fireplaces can be used as bedroom fireplaces or bathroom fireplaces. You can come up with a lot of electric fireplace ideas with TV above because they're safe around gadgets and electronic devices too. They can also be installed in combustible materials like drywall or cabinets without causing any hazard.

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What is the Best Electric Fireplace?

Electric fireplaces are becoming a more popular choice for heating due to their ease and convenience. Because of this, we’ve been getting a lot of queries regarding which is the best.

Electric fireplaces are available in different styles and sizes, ranging from small and wide to extra tall electric fireplaces, making it difficult to choose the ideal one for your home. We've created a list of our best choices to help you choose the perfect fit for you. The 5 top rated electric fireplace brands are as follows:

Top 5 Best Electric Fireplace Brands

1) Dimplex Electric Fireplaces

Dimplex has the greatest collection of high quality electric fireplaces available, with an unrivaled range of styles, accents, and finishes to fit every style, space, and mounting option. The industry leader when it comes to the most realistic electric fireplaces, thanks to the revolutionary LED technology.

Check out the latest Dimplex Linear Electric Fireplaces and Dimplex Electric Fireboxes & Electric Inserts for fireplaces.

These are some of our best picks from Dimplex:

Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro Series

The Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro Series provides the most realistic fireplace experience possible. Unlike the Opti V, this series features Opti-Myst technology, which produces a patented 3-dimensional flame effect that is extraordinarily lifelike. Consider the ideal fireplace for you, with any length, location, and number of sides.

It features an option that enables you to connect multiple cassettes to build linear installations. The original, ultrasonic Opti-Myst technology is water-based and it creates water vapor that unique lighting patterns reflect off of to provide the illusion of a real burning flame and smoke effect. You can use the unit as is, or you can add your own media like rocks or even real logs.

Featured: Dimplex 40" Opti‐Myst Pro 1000mm Cassette CDFI1000-PRO

See specifications:

 Dimplex Model Name SKU Number Size
Opti‐Myst Pro 500mm Cassette CDFI500-PRO 20"
Opti‐Myst Pro 1000mm Cassette CDFI1000-PRO 40"

 

    Dimplex Bold Series

    If you are looking for a powerful electric fireplace that is compatible and easy to install, the Dimplex Bold realistic electric fireplace insert is a one-of-a-kind fireplace with multiple connections that can be adjusted to create a masterpiece. The best thing is...it's coming this year!

    Featured: Dimplex Bold Series Electric Fireplace Insert XLF7417

    See specifications:

    Electric Fireplace Dimplex Model Size
    Dimplex Bold Series Electric Fireplace Insert XLF5017-XD 50"
    Dimplex Bold Series Electric Fireplace Insert XLF6017-XD 60"
    Dimplex Bold Series Electric Fireplace Insert XLF7417 74"
    Dimplex Bold Series Electric Fireplace Insert XLF8817-XD 88"
    Dimplex Bold Series Electric Fireplace Insert XLF10017-XD 100"

     

    Dimplex Sierra Series

    The Dimplex Sierra Linear Series is the ideal choice for every room because of its flexible installation. You can either hang it easily on the wall or attach it to a tabletop stand. And you get to choose media options such as logs for a traditional look, vibrant crystals, or pebbles for a contemporary design.

    Featured: Dimplex Sierra 72" Built in Fireplace

    See specifications:

    Dimplex Model Number Size
    Sierra Series Linear/In Wall Electric Fireplace SIL48 48"
    Sierra Series Linear Electric In Wall Fireplace SIL60 60"
    Sierra Series Linear Electric Wall Mount Fireplace SIL72 72"

      

    2) Amantii

    For more than a decade, Amantii has been a popular choice with dealers and homeowners for electric fireplaces. Amantii electric fireplaces are perfect for use in homes, offices, restaurants, and other business settings. Because of their clean, contemporary design and unique styles, they are preferred by many designers, architects, builders, and homeowners.

    Check out the latest Amantii Electric Fireplaces here.

    Our top choice and best-seller from the stunning selection of Amantii electric fireplaces:

    Amantii Tru-View Series Electric Fireplaces

    The Amantii Tru-View Series has one of the best 3 sided electric fireplaces! It's great for any location because it can be both an electric indoor fireplace or an outdoor electric fireplace, which is incredibly innovative!

    The stunning flame presentation and unique media options can be viewed from any angle on this see-through electric fireplace with 3 sides of glass viewing space. It also has the Amantii FIRE & ICE® flame presentation, which uses three-color LED light strips to create a multi-color flame.

     Featured: Amantii 40" Tru-View XL XT Electric Fireplace

    Check out all the available sizes here: Amantii Tru-View Series Electric Fireplaces

     

    3) SimpliFire 

    SimpliFire by Hearth & Home Technologies combines cutting-edge technology with environmentally friendly features to deliver next-level electric fireplaces. The wall-mounted and built in electric fireplaces, both available in modern and traditional designs, will transform your room into the ultimate comfort zone.

    Check out the latest models of SimpliFire Electric Fireplaces here.

    These are some of our top picks:

    SimpliFire Allusion Platinum Series Electric Fireplace

    Transform your home with the SimpliFire Allusion Platinum Series Electric Fireplace. This fireplace was created to provide comfort and ambiance. It includes a multi-function remote and best of all, you can enjoy the flames all year long, with or without the heat. Plus, you can personalize your media, flame, and color lighting themes with this upscale linear electric fireplace.

    Featured: SimpliFire Allusion Platinum 50" Electric Fireplace

    See specifications here:

    SimpliFire Model Number Size
    Allusion Platinum Electric Fireplace SF-ALLP50-BK 50"
    Allusion Platinum Electric Fireplace SF-ALLP60-BK 60"
    Allusion Platinum Electric Fireplace SF-ALLP72-BK 72"

     

    SimpliFire 30" Electric Insert Fireplace

    Give your existing fireplace a new look with this SimpliFire 30" Electric Insert Fireplace SF-INS30. Many of us value the ambiance created by a classic fireplace. This electric fireplace insert can achieve it and you can set the mood with its flickering LED flames, accent lighting, textured log set that looks like real wood, and warmth.

    Click here to see specifications: SimpliFire 30" Electric Insert Fireplace SF-INS30

     

    4) Modern Flames

    Modern Flames has made it possible for contemporary electric fireplaces to stand out and create a new industry standard by using ultra-realistic flame patterns and revolutionary technologies developed by hearth professionals.

    Check out the latest models of Modern Flames Electric Fireplace here.

    These are some of our top choices:

    Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi Series 3-Sided Electric Fireplaces

    The Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi Series 3-Sided Electric Fireplaces allow you multiple configurations. You can go with a single-sided installation or get creative and heat different sides of the room with a multi-sided installation.

    The new multi-color flame technology, paired with matching uplighting and downlighting, creates a completely individualized experience in your home. There are hundreds of lovely color schemes to select from too!

    Featured: Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi 42" 3-Sided Electric Fireplace

    See specifications:

    Modern Flames Model Number Size
    Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi SPM-3026 30"
    Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi SPM-3626 36"
    Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi SPM-4226 42"

      

    Modern Flames Spectrum Slimline Series Built-In/Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces

    The Modern Flames Spectrum Slimline Series has revolutionized the recessed electric fireplace industry. It has high-intensity flame and ember bed lighting with the innovative Hybrid-FXTM flame technology that can be controlled independently with 12 different color options. Variable and thermostatic heat, variable motor controls, timer, push-button, and remote controls are also included as standard features.

    Modern Flames Spectrum Slimline 60" Built-In/Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace SPS-60B

    Featured: Spectrum Slimline 60" Built-In/Wall Mount Fireplaces Electric

    See specifications:

    Modern Flames Model Number Size
    Spectrum Slimline Built-In Electric Wall Fireplace SPS-50B 50"
    Spectrum Slimline Built-In Electric Wall Fireplace SPS-60B 60"
    Spectrum Slimline Built-In Electric Wall Fireplace SPS-74B 74"
    Spectrum Slimline Built-In Electric Wall Fireplace SPS-100B 100"

     

    Modern Flames RedStone Series Built-In Electric Fireplace Inserts

    The new Modern Flames RedStone Series has upgraded its built-in, flush-mount electric fireplaces. It is equipped with revolutionary Hybrid-FXTM flame technology, which maximizes flame height in a larger vertical viewing area. The high intensity RGB individually controlled up lighting, down lighting, and the flame color is just a few of the eye-catching features. There are also 10 unique colors to choose from. Variable and thermostatically controlled heat, variable motor controls, timer, push-button, and remote controls are some of its standard features.

     Featured: Modern Flames RedStone 42" Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert

    See specifications:

    Modern Flames Model Number Size
    RedStone Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert RS-2621 26"
    RedStone Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert RS-3021 30"
    RedStone Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert RS-3626 36"
    RedStone Built-In Electric Fireplace Insert RS-4229 42" 

     

    5) Napoleon

    Napoleon Fireplaces are designed to improve the look and feel of any space of your home. They're easy to use and can even be controlled remotely, with various colored flames to set the mood. Napoleon Electric Fireplaces and Napoleon Electric Fireplace Inserts can be used year-round and can be used with or without heat.

    Check out the bestselling Napoleon Electric Fireplaces

    Napoleon Alluravision Series

    Looking for a modern and functional electric wall mounted fireplace? You will love the Napoleon Alluravision Electric Wall Fireplaces. These electric fireplace wall mounted units add warmth and a brilliant display of flames to your home in an instant.

    Featured: Napoleon Alluravision 74" Slimline Electric Fireplace

    See all other sizes from the Napoleon Alluravision Collection. 

     

      Our Final Word

      One of the most popular types of fireplaces is the electric fireplace. When you think of a fireplace, you probably imagine the traditional open hearth, wood-burning kind. But this technology has changed over decades ago.

      Electric fireplaces are a wonderful addition to any home. It has the power to turn any space into a safe and cozy environment, and you may come up with a variety of electric fireplace wall ideas and electric fireplace insert ideas.

      You might also be interested in this article: Best Fireplace Ideas for Your Home

      Fireplace Trends: Best Fireplace Ideas For Your Home

      In each review, we make recommendations based on extensive research, which includes hours spent looking through the best electric fireplace models available. To make our list of top picks, it must have a strong track record of sales, excellent customer reviews, and unique features.

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