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Are Electric Fireplaces Easy To Install?

December 18, 2011

Answer: Yes At Creative Fireplaces, we specialist in inexpensive fireplace packages direct from our factory to customers around the UK and we often get asked about installation costs. The below article will examine the installation cost of electric fireplaces in detail and give you more insight into what is needed

Electric fireplaces requirements:

1. Essentially all electric fireplaces are supplied with a standard 13amp plug socket. This means they simply need to be plugged into a standard socket like any other conventional electrical appliance

2. Electric fireplaces have a 2kw heat output (some models have 1.5kw however the majority have 2kw heat outputs)

3. Electric fireplaces do not need a chimney or flue to work. They can be fitted against a perfectly flat wall with no recess if needed. Ideally if you intend to fit against a flat wall, you should try source a fire surround with a 75mm recess which will enable you to fully recess the depth of the electric fire within the fire surround. If you are unable to do this, then you will need to purchase a ‘spacer kit’ which hides the depth of the fire using a black plastic or chrome strip. At Creative Fireplaces, we are able to adapt all our fire surround to have enough depth for an electric fire against a flat wall if needed (there is no additional charge for this)

4. Electric fires have the added advantage of being able to use the flame effect without having the heater on- this allows you to have a warm glow without using the heat element of the fire