Where to Install an Electric Fireplace?
Electric fireplaces are a great way to heat a room and keep it cozy throughout the winter. This allows you to keep the traditional look but with modern functionality that provides heat to your home.
However, installing an electric fireplace insert can be tricky. Because it's based on individual preferences. Since there are so many sizes and shapes of electric fireplaces, you can install one nearly anywhere in your house!
That being said, you can add “luminary” to install one in an open stairway, the bathroom, a hallway, or the foyer. How about a fireplace in the bedroom, mounted three feet high on the wall so you can see it while lying in bed? Maybe an electric fireplace about four feet tall on a dining room wall? Use your imagination!
Are you thinking of installing an electric fireplace to create a cohesive look for your home?
Are you facing trouble with the proper placement of the fireplace on your wall?
Are you also wondering what the standard or the perfect height should be for the placement of the electric fireplace?
Just before we get started on your options, we thought we'd answer one of the most frequently asked questions:
How high should a wall-mounted fireplace be?
When it comes to how high the electric fireplace should be, it is not like one size fits all as variations can alter the height measurements. There is a myriad of different factors that can affect the fireplace's height therefore, being knowledgeable about the needed factors can help you to mold your decisions accordingly.
Size of the Room
The size of the room also determines how high the fireplace will be. Therefore, when it comes to a larger room, like a living room, a fireplace can be placed 36 to 42 inches off the floor. Additionally, when it comes to smaller rooms, like bedrooms, the fireplace will be somewhere 24 to 36 inches off the floor.
One of the most important factors that affect the fireplace's height is related to the customers’ viewing height. When it comes to determining how high an electric fireplace should be placed off the ground, the ideal height will be 40-42” from the floor onwards. Since many people like to have them at eye level from a seated position.
Others like to place them between their wall-mounted TV and the floor. Accordingly, this will help to give a clean and cohesive look to your house and will also add that touch of luxury to it.
You can fit your electric fireplace anywhere on your wall so long as it meets any installation requirements.
Fireplace's Height and Size
Another factor that will affect the fireplace's height is the height and size of the fireplace itself. The installation depends on what size of electric fireplace you have. Read on to find out more about different size wall-mounted electric fireplaces.
Take the hot-selling R.W.FLAME Electric Fireplace for example, with a compact build, it doesn't need much room to operate, making it suitable for different sizes of spaces.
There are various sizes of R.W.FLAME Recessed Electric Fireplace Heater available to you:
Fireplace Heater 36 INCHES:
Fireplace Heater 42 INCHES:
Fireplace Heater 50 INCHES:
Fireplace Heater 60 INCHES:
Fireplace Heater 68 INCHES:
There should be one size that suits your wall perfectly.
Usually, the most challenging part of an installation is routing the electrical line to the fireplace location. But not a formidable one to overcome.
Follow our step-by-step guide to get the job done right. First, think about these points before the installation:
- Allow for proper wall and ceiling clearances.
- Avoid direct exposure to the sunlight or windows and doors.
- Install a dedicated branch circuit from the electrical panel to avoid tripping circuit breakers.
Choose a location that’s near enough to an electrical outlet for the power cord to reach, and that has sufficient clearance to nearby objects in line with what the manufacturer recommends in the owner’s manual.
Check the manual for guidance on how your model of wall-mounted electric fireplace needs to be installed onto the wall. R.W.FLAME Recessed Electric Fireplace Heater mainly has two installation methods, recessed and wall-mounted installation, respectively fit for different kinds of walls.
When choosing the wall-mounted version, the mounted electric fireplace heater usually includes all of the necessary equipment to mount it yourself. If you don’t want an extension cord hanging down the wall, a recessed one might be a preferable alternative. Insert it directly into the wall and your fireplace will be flush against the wall perfectly. Without another assembly, the installation was quick and easy following the instruction.