Electric Frequently Asked Questions

Are electric fireplaces expensive to operate?

In most areas it only costs two cents per hour to operate the flames and up to 22 cents per hour with the flames and the heaters on. The thermostat for the heater will automatically turn on and off per your setting to keep your room at the desired temperature. The thermostat will also lower your operating costs - frequently 50% lower or more.


Are electric fireplaces safe?

All models are tested to CSA standards and will automatically shut off in the unlikely event they overheat. They are clean burning and do not put fumes and moisture in your home as do "vent-free" fireplaces.


Do electric fireplaces have doors?

We offer several models with doors that open and a variety of fronts, doors, trim packages and finishing options.


Do electric fireplaces produce heat?

All of our electric hearth products come with heaters and the flames can be used with or without the heater on. It can be a no heat fireplace! Some models can be wired to 240 volts with a heat output up to 10,000 BTUs.


How hard are electric fireplaces to install?

Most units can be hardwired by an electrician within a few hours. No venting or gas lines are needed, which can save you hundreds of dollars in materials for venting components and labour for installation.


What do electric fireplaces look like?

They use optic technology with a rotisserie flame and a glowing ember bed to look like a wood fire. They can be finished off with wood cabinets, brick, stone and marble or a wide variety of finishing products for fireplaces.