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How to Install Electric Fireplace?

An electric fireplace can be installed by yourself and is relatively easy as it does not require any exhaust, chimney, or anything similar. If you do not have an electrical outlet, you may need an electrician to install it.

The exact installation procedure various depending on the fire and type of electric fireplace. Therefore, you should always check the manual on the specific fireplace. Read more and learn how to install an electric fireplace.

Installation of wall-mounted electric fireplaces

In general, when installing a wall-mounted electric fireplace, you must first and foremost be aware of where the heat is emitted - it can come out at the top, on the front, or at the bottom and this must not be covered. If the heat is emitted from the bottom of the fireplace, it should be hung at least 50 cm above the floor. If the heat is emitted from the top or front, the distance to the floor does not matter, and it can thus be hung as low as desired.

Often wall brackets are included in the purchase, if in doubt you should check the manual. Be aware that fireplaces are often quite heavy, so if possible it is good to attach it to battens in the wall or use special raw plugs.

Installation of fireplace electric

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Installation of free-standing electric fireplaces

A free-standing electric fireplace is the easiest one to install, as it simply needs to be placed on the floor near an electrical outlet.

When installing a freestanding electric fireplace, it is though important to note that some models, particularly those that include MDF suites, may require assembly. These types of fireplaces often come with separate components such as the mantel, electric fire unit, and decorative panels that need to be put together. Typically, the assembly process involves attaching the fireplace to the MDF suite using screws and brackets provided by the manufacturer, following detailed instructions to ensure stability and safety.

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Installation of free-standing electric fireplace

Installation of electric fireplace insert

For built-in electric fireplaces, you must first either make a hole in the wall based on the dimensions of the electric fireplace. Otherwise, you can build the wall around the electric fireplace. When it comes to making the hole in the wall, it is very important that you are accurate and only make the hole a few millimeters larger than the fireplace, to get the nicest finish.

For more detailed installation instructions for your particular electric fireplace, you should check the installation manual.

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