Choosing the Right Size Electric Fireplace

By February 5, 2014August 12th, 2022Blog

The recent advancements in energy-efficiency, simulated flame realism, and excellent heat conduction that electric fireplaces offer have made them an appealing choice for home and business owners alike. Electric fireplaces are the ideal choice for both families with children or pets, and business owners who want to eliminate the risk of accidental burns or fires while not having to sacrifice the charm that a flame can offer. A common problem that many new buyers face is how to choose the proper sized electric fireplace to best suit their walls. Today we are going to provide some information about sizing and fireplace placement.

Considerations to Account for When Choosing the Right Size Electric Fireplace

    • How large is the room? (fireplace length)

Rooms vary in size, and the heat needed will vary depending on the area that is frequently occupied. Large family rooms or dining areas with 15-20 foot walls may benefit from a shallow electric fireplace which can extend nearly 5 feet in length. Smaller areas such as bedrooms would be appropriately complemented by installing a 2-3 foot wide electric fireplace.

    • How do you plan to mount the fireplace? (fireplace depth)

Wall depth varies in different areas of buildings, and there are several things to consider. Many walls which share a building’s exterior may not be deep enough to house an electric fireplace. Shallow fireplace models would be most appropriate for thin walls if the space offers sufficient room. Thick walls offer plenty of room for large units with more depth. Some home or business owners may also choose to extend walls to suit the large fireplace they need to generate sufficient heat for the room.

Are you having trouble choosing which size fireplace would best suit a specific wall in your home or business?

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