In keeping with the electric wall fireplace mantra of convenience, installing one is a breeze. You don’t need any particularly complicated tools or woodworking knowledge.
Step One – Purchase the Unit
There are several varieties of electric wall fireplaces, from classic to modern. Choose the style that best fits with your home, or the one in the price you can best afford.
Determine if you want a strictly electric model, or if you’d like a combination electric and gel fuel model for the look of a flame. Electric only models usually recreate the look of a flame with glowing heat elements, light bulbs and fans.
Step Two – Choose a Location
The main consideration in choosing a location for the wall fireplace is that there is an electric plug behind the area where you plan to install. Most wall mounted electric fireplaces simply plug into the wall.
Also consider where you would like the ambience of a fire during the winter, and where you need extra heat. Most wall fireplaces can produce heat.
Step Three – Install Bolts or Screws
Follow manufacturer’s directions to install the surround for the fire. It juts out from the wall and gives the illusion of a firebox that is inserted into the wall, but for most models, the firebox is simply recessed into the surround, and no cutting or wiring is necessary.
Step Four – Complete Installation
Follow the instructions with the unit to hang the surround and insert the firebox. Add the finishing touches and enjoy your new fire.