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November 2022 | D&J Editors

Is an Electric Fireplace Right for You? Your Questions, Answered

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. That is…if you have one!

A fireplace can make such a statement in a room. But without it, you can’t take part in the charming winter tradition of watching holiday movies alongside the roaring flames… until now. The best electric fireplaces let you enjoy the same warmth and ambience of a traditional option with this major caveat: Almost anyone can have one. Some electric fireplace features even include extra storage. In fact, the Scott Living collection at Home Depot can even serve as a TV stand.

best electric fireplaces

Intrigued? Here are a few more frequently asked questions to help figure out if an electric fireplace is right for you. 

What are some popular types of electric fireplaces?

Electric fireplaces can come in a few different forms, like wall-mounted, inserts, or freestanding. They all have pros and cons, but the major plus about freestanding options like the Scott Living electric fireplaces is that (after assembly) all you have to do is plug them in and enjoy. Choosing which movie to watch is where things really get complicated…

Door panel on electric fireplace

Do electric fireplaces burn a lot of electricity?

Electric fireplaces are comparative to a space heater and ultimately are more energy-efficient and less costly than the traditional kind. They’re also generally safer–especially since you don’t have to worry about the risk of burning yourself!

Do they actually give off heat?

Yes, most of these products can warm a room. And the best part about models like The Scott Living fireplaces is that you have different settings: You’re able to operate with or without heat, which is nice when you want ambiance without the added warmth. They also have features like adjustable timers, auto shutoff, and a heater lock option. 

Ready to heat things up? Shop a few favorite options below!

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