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4 Factors to Consider When Buying Commercial Electric Fireplaces

By Modern Ethanol Fireplaces March 21, 2022

Buying Commercial Electric Fireplaces

The addition of an electric fireplace at your place of business can create a welcome and comfortable experience for your guests, while being cost-effective and low maintenance.

When buying one, you need to ensure it:

  • Provides the right amount of heating for the environment
  • Is energy-efficient
  • Aligns with your style of decor
  • Has a stunning flame

At Modern Ethanol Fireplaces we’ve built a reputable establishment by retailing leading brands of domestic and commercial-grade electric fireplaces.

These four considerations will help you pick the most suitable electric fireplace to boost your business and give you an edge over the competition.

electric fireplace

Tip 1 - It Must Provide the Perfect Amount of Heat

The amount of heat the electric fireplace needs to produce to properly heat a given room depends on the:

  • Size of room
  • Height of the ceiling
  • Season (cold or warm)

For instance, with a high ceiling, you need more heat to keep the room warm and less for a low ceiling.

To get the right amount of heat, you need to take note of the BTU (British Thermal Units) rating of the electric fireplace.

The BTU rating is the universally accepted unit of measurement for the amount of heat produced that makes it into the room.

For example, to heat a 1,000 sq. ft. room, you need an electric fireplace with a BTU rating of 3,500 to 5,000.

Note that a higher BTU means more heat and vice versa.

Luckily, electric fireplaces are advertised with the BTU rating clearly stated, which will help in choosing the one you need.

Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro fireplace with a 4981 BTU
DIMPLEX Opti-Myst® Pro 1000 Built-In Electric Cassette

For the colder seasons, you need the fireplace working at maximum efficiency, therefore, you need a commercial-grade electric fireplace that can function 24/7. 

During the warm months, you need to keep the heat low, hence, the fireplace must be built so it allows you to increase or decrease the heat as needed.

If it can produce a flame without heating, it’s even better for the ambiance and aesthetic.

Tip 2 - Must Be Cost Efficient

Running a business is all about the bottom line, so having an electric fireplace must make financial sense.

Luckily, electric fireplaces are more energy-efficient than traditional coal, wood, or gas fireplaces, so they produce the same amount of heat at a lower cost.

In the electric fireplace market, there are brands that follow the required power consumption regulations, while those that don’t are inefficient and cost more to keep them running.

The following table consists of the top commercial-grade fireplaces in terms of cost-effectiveness.

Brand BTU Other Features
Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 1,500 4,981 See-through option to give more than one room heat
Touchstone Sideline 100 inch 5,118 Orange and blue flame color options
Dimplex Opti-Myst Pro 1,000 Electric Cassette 4,981 Can be fitted into a furniture piece
Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart 60 inch 5,118 Can be wifi enabled

As electric fireplaces grow in popularity for offices and businesses everywhere, it’s important to buy energy-efficient brands.

“We got the Touchstone 60 inch elite version. The fireplace looks amazing, is easy to use, and we have received so many compliments.”
Enrique, USA 

Tip 3 - Design Layout Must Align With Environment

When buying an electric fireplace, always evaluate how it aligns with the current decor of your place of business.

beautiful decor accompanied by a Dimplex fireplace
DIMPLEX Opti-Myst® Pro 1500 Built-In Electric Firebox

To create an appealing aesthetic, your fireplace must:

  • Be unique
  • In sync with the wall
  • Have a large flame viewing area

Considering the appearance beforehand will ensure that your electric fireplace completes the look and turns your business into a unique and visually inviting environment.

Expert Tip: A fireplace that suits the interior decor is not only a smart and safe choice, but also adds warmth to the main gathering space.

Tip 4 - Stunning Flame

A stunning eye-catching flame is welcoming and will convince people to come inside. 

Some electric fireplaces produce a flame as realistic as a wood flame while still providing adequate heating.

The ability to change the color to match the mood or season, makes the experience even more wonderful.

Brands that understand the power of an appealing flame have invested in technology to make the flame more stunning. Some fireplaces come with crystals that create a unique effect once the flame color is changed.

The table below shows the best fireplace brands in terms of flame appearance.

Fireplace Flame Quality
Dimplex Award-winning technology that produces a life-like illusion of fire and smoke
Touchstone Over six fancy flame options with logs to create a traditional fireplace feel
Ameriwood Realistic flame effects can be used without heat during warm seasons
Cambridge Callisto Comes with crystal that create fabulous color effects when you switch the flame on

“ I wanted a more modern feel to a traditional design. The flame looks realistic and the design fits perfectly.”
Tammy, USA 

Revamp Your Business With a Stunning Electric Fireplace

Buying the right fireplace for your business premises will boost your customers’ experience with a welcoming and warm atmosphere.

At Modern Ethanol Fireplaces, we retail only the best commercial-grade fireplaces that are guaranteed to give your business that much needed upgrade.

To buy any of our products, check out our website or head over to Amazon.

For any queries or suggestions get in touch, and we’ll be happy to help.

testimonial from Dario

Frequently Asked Questions

Can electric fireplaces cause a fire?

There is no real flame or by products produced by an electric fireplace, hence, they are safer than traditional gas or wood fireplaces. The flame you see is an imitation of a real fire produced by an LED screen.

However, they’re still electrical appliances and may carry risks if not plugged in properly or are faulty.

To minimize any risk, always buy from reputable brands because they come with extra safety features.

How high should I install an electric fireplace?

To achieve the best visual experience, make sure the electric fireplace is at eye level when seated.

Always follow the safety instructions during installation to ensure it does not pose a hazard.

Is it ok to leave an electric fireplace on all night?

Yes, as electric fireplaces are built to work just like other household appliances.

To make sure that it doesn’t affect the lifespan of the fireplace, always opt for a commercial-grade fireplace.

Commercial-grade fireplaces come with an extended warranty and safety features, so you get more value for your money.

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