Electric stoves and fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular because of their efficiency, easy installation, and the instant ambiance they add to a room. With real-looking flames, they add supplemental heat without the air quality issues caused by traditional fireplaces. Since a wide range of designs are available and they're very inexpensive to run, electric fireplaces make great focal points in almost any space.
A variety of types are available, so we've got you covered if you're looking for a compact fireplace for your bedroom, a media console for your living room, or a wall-mount for an office lobby. Electric stoves generally have a more traditional design than electric fireplaces, and most stove models are freestanding units that sit on the floor against a wall or in the corner of your room.
These heaters don't need to be vented and are simply plugged into a wall, so there's almost no maintenance involved. Most of our models use a standard 120-volt plug and offer supplemental heat to areas as large as 400 square feet.
Read our buying guide to determine which type, style, size, and features work best for your space.
Whether your home is modern or traditional, our selection of electric fireplaces have you covered—from sleek, built-in wall units to rustic, old-fashioned standalone models. If you're looking for a modern fireplace, check out heaters with minimalist design features like a stainless steel surround. More detailed, traditional designs with charming wood carvings are also available.
There are also a wide range of finishes available, one of which will surely match your home décor. Some of our most popular options are listed below:
Stainless Steel, mahogany, espresso, oak, stone, black, white/ivory
In addition, flame bed options range from traditional log set to modern glass or stone.
Fireboxes are the core of electric fireplaces since it's here that the fire actually "burns". Fireboxes range in size, technology, and features. The most important aspect for most customers is the size; they come in a variety of sizes, but standard fireboxes are typically between 18 and 33 inches in width.
Fireboxes offer different technology that helps determine how "real" the flame appears. This ranges from a basic flat panel fire image to realistic 3-D flames. High-end fireboxes include flame beds with embers, glow logs, or rocks that the "flames" rise from, which help create a 3-D illusion of real fire. Flame movements replicate real fire patterns, which also enhances the user experience. Some models even include technology that releases fine mist into the firebox to create the illusion of real flames and smoke.
In addition to realistic flames, fireboxes have additional features to consider. For example, some models offer air treatment systems that continuously filter irritants out of your space. These systems use the latest in air filtration technology to remove dust, mold, and pet dander from your air. They work by pulling air from your space, heating and filtering it, then releasing it back out cleaner than before. These models include washable air filters that need to be changed periodically (generally once a year).
Select fireboxes can be purchased and simply placed into existing fireplaces, which make them particularly convenient and popular among consumers. Just slide them into your existing fireplace to save space and time.
Electric fireplaces are simply plugged into a wall outlet to operate. Most models use a standard 120-volt plug so can be plugged in almost any residential location. Their plugs are grounded for additional protection against fire and other electrical problems.
Most models offer between 750 and 1500 watts for low and high heat settings. This wattage offers supplemental heat for spaces as large as 400 square feet—which is why these products are perfect for living rooms, basements, and offices. Electric fireplaces are typically used as supplemental heat in these areas but can be the primary heat source for spaces like a small den.
Some larger models may require higher voltages (a 240-volt plug) and offer higher wattages, so confirm your fireplace is compatible with your home—but most use the standard residential 120-volts.
Electric fireplaces and stoves have a variety of convenience and energy-efficient features, including:
Remote Control Options
Remote controls make changing settings a breeze in all appliances; when they're included with electric fireplaces, the remote controls your firebox options. More basic remotes simply turn your fireplace on or off, but others let you make all setting adjustments from anywhere in the room. These settings include: heat level (generally low or high), adjusting the interior light, and controlling the flame speed.
You can't get much safer in terms of heaters than an electric fireplace. Their fake flames and enclosed firebox are naturally safe, but there are other features to consider:
Electric stoves and fireplaces don’t have smoke or ventilation requirements, which make them better for your indoor air quality. You won't have to worry about hazardous emissions (like carbon dioxide) or the messy maintenance that can be associated with traditional fireplaces or wood-burning heaters.
They're also very inexpensive to run. Many models cost as little as 1 cent an hour while in flame-only mode and 8 cents an hour while in heating mode. Simply plug them in a socket to enjoy the ambiance and supplemental heat without causing your energy bills to dramatically increase.
These stylish additions offer supplemental heat to rooms, but typically can’t be used as the main heat source in your home. Be sure to check the wattage and square footage suggestions before purchasing one. But don’t forget, they’re purchased just as often for the ambiance and style as they are for heat, which is why most models have a flame-only (no heat) mode.
For more information on specific electric fireplaces and other indoor air treatment solutions, shop our products and visit our Knowledge Center. Not sure what's best for you? Contact our product experts toll free at 1-800-934-9194. We want to help you make your indoor environment healthy and comfortable.