Electric Fireplaces

Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace Guide

How can something this warm be so cool?  A wall mounted electric fireplace adds a modern vibe to any room in an instant.  When you walk into a room with one of these type fireplaces, you can’t help but be drawn to it.  Dancing flames, cozy ambiance, and sleek design make a wall mount electric fireplace the perfect focal point for your space.

You don’t know much about wall mounted electric fireplaces, you say?  Well, let’s explore some answers to some common questions about these type fireplaces that may pique your interest.

Why Choose an Electric Fireplace?

Electric fireplaces are (you guessed it!) ELECTRIC.  That means they don’t use wood or gas to burn so there’s no smoke, leftover ashes, or soot to deal with after you burn a fire.  With no smoke, fumes or carcinogens to worry about, your allergies and the environment will thank you. Electric fireplaces are energy efficient and heat a room quickly. More heat stays in the room, not up the chimney.  You can save money on energy bills by heating only the areas you choose and turning down your thermostat to prevent wasted heat in areas of your home that aren’t occupied. You can also save money on chimney cleaning and costs related to maintaining a working fireplace. A wall mount electric fireplace heater can be the perfect solution if you own a large home but use only some of the space.

Since wall mounted electric fireplaces aren’t permanent fixtures like a brick or stone fireplace, they can be transported easily if you decide to move.  If you live in an apartment or home without a traditional fireplace, an electric wall mounted fireplace can be a perfect addition to your space. You can choose from a variety of styles to work in every part of your home, even challenging areas where you’d need a corner wall mounted electric fireplace.

Why Choose a Wall Mount Electric Fireplace?

Wall mounted electric fireplaces save on floor space and can be easily hung on almost any wall.  Installation is easy and can be done with a few simple tools. With a simple wall hung installation, a wall mounted electric fireplace will fit perfectly on a wall where you want to provide a beautiful focal point or simply need more floor space.   

How  Do I Install a Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace?

A wall mounted electric fireplace can be installed just about anywhere you have wall space, just like hanging a flat -screen TV.  These type fireplaces come with all the brackets and other hardware you’ll need to get the job done. You don’t have to be a DIY expert and you can install the unit yourself, although you might need a buddy to lend a hand since some units can be heavy. 

-First, make sure you have an electric outlet near the space you’re hanging your fireplace.  You’ll need a clearance around the unit of about 3 feet in front and 2 feet on each side so flammable objects such as curtains won’t be close enough to cause a fire.

  1. Be sure to plug in your unit to be sure it’s working properly prior to installation.

2. Next, find the studs in your wall or use plastic anchors to secure the unit.  

3. After that, attach the brackets to the bottom of the fireplace if bottom brackets are included for extra support.   Some units have the brackets already attached.

4. Then, look for slots or hooks on the back of the unit.  Either insert the keyhole slots over the hooks on the mounting bracket or align the hooks on the back of the unit with the slots on the wall bracket and insert hooks into the slots.

5. Finally, if you have an extra bracket for the bottom of the unit, attach it to the wall to secure the bottom of the fireplace. Plug in your fireplace and enjoy! (If you don’t have a 3 slot plugin outlet, you’ll need an adapter).

Top 3 Best Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces

-PuraFlame’s Alice 50-Inch Wall Mounted Fireplace produces stunning flames and has a sleek black look and blends easily with almost any decor.  You can choose either logs or crystals for the fuel bed and is capable of putting out 3 different flame colors. The 1500 watt heater is a plus as is the remote control feature.

-Touchtone’s 50-Inch Onyx Wall Mount Electric Fireplace is easy to install since it only weighs about 45 pounds.  With two choices of heating options, you can choose the right one for your room.

-Classic Flame’s Elysium 36-Inch Electric Fireplace can be mounted on a stand or a wall.  This infrared quartz fireplace has a black glass frame and puts out 5,200 BTU’s of heat. The decorative flame effects includes LED uplights and sidelights with 5 color options.

Wall Mount or Recessed In-Wall Electric Fireplace?

When considering how you want to hang your electric fireplace unit, you have a couple of options. You could simply mount your electric fireplace on a wall like hanging a picture or you could recess the unit into the wall for a more finished look.  

Of course, mounting your unit recessed, flush with the wall, is a little more work but it looks more custom and not temporary.  These type units can be a little more expensive than the wall hanging type.

Wall mount electric fireplaces can be hung just about anywhere there’s empty wall space.  These units can be hung over a console cabinet or sofa like a picture or lower on the wall to resemble a traditional hearth.

Are Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces Safe?

The answer is, “Yes!” Even though electric fireplaces emit plenty of heat, they remain cool to the touch.  Since there aren’t any hot metal casings to worry about accidentally touching, kids and pets remain safe. Some electric fireplaces offer safety features that monitor the temperature of the electric fireplace’s plug and automatically turns off the unit if there’s a problem and overheating is detected.  

Where Can I Purchase a Wall Mount Electric Fireplace?

Ordering an electric fireplace online has never been easier.  From specialty fireplace stores to big box stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot , Walmart and Best Buy, you can find the wall mount electric fireplace that will fit perfectly in your space.  (Yes, Walmart has modern electric fireplaces in their stores!) With so many sizes and styles to choose from, you can find a fireplace that’s a perfect fit for your home.

So there you have it. Wall mounted electric fireplaces offer instant ambiance and make any room feel cozy and chic.  Helping you save on energy bills and fireplace maintenance, an electric fireplace costs less and is more energy efficient that a traditional wood-burning fireplace, ultimately keeping more money in your pocket.  Wall mounted electric fireplaces come with a variety of options from safety features to remote controls so enjoying a warm fire has never been safer or easier.

Think of a place in your home where a wall mounted electric fireplace could add a little pizazz and then go for it! Whether it’s an office, bedroom, basement or bathroom, you’ll be able to enjoy the flickering flames and warm vibes all year round.

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