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How To Turn On An Electric Fireplace

By Lawrence Macmillan April 08, 2022

The electric fireplace has become very popular in recent years because it is environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.

There are two types of electric fireplaces: gas and electric. Gas fireplaces burn natural gas or propane, whereas electric fireplaces run off electricity.

Electric fireplaces are becoming more popular because they are eco-friendly and energy-efficient. They also provide heat and ambiance to your home. If you want to install an electric fireplace, you'll need to check the electrical requirements before buying.

You will need to make sure that you can comfortably turn on your electric fireplace to avoid any dangerous situations or not having it work. If you are not used to having an electric fireplace, this guide will help you to learn the basics of turning the fireplace on. 

Below you will find the guide on how to turn on an electric fireplace and learn how to enjoy your fireplace as it is keeping you warm and cozy!

What Is An Electric Fireplace?

An electric fireplace looks exactly like a traditional fireplace, except it is powered by electricity instead of gas.

You will know the difference between an electric fireplace and a standard gas fireplace as you will need to plug an electric fireplace into a plug socket for it to work. 

Once you have plugged the fireplace into a nearby socket, you can begin to use the controls. Make sure that you are happy with where the fireplace is situated before turning it on as you don't want to hurt yourself by trying to move it when it is hot.

How To Control An Electric Fireplace

Most electric fireplaces come with a control panel that is built onto the front of the fireplace so that you can easily access it. This control panel usually features an on and off switch, a lighting setting, controls of the temperature, and a timer.

These features are usually found on the front of the fireplace, but they could also be positioned on the back or the side. Some fireplaces come with a remote control to choose these features, so there may not be a panel on the fireplace at all. 

Having a remote to control your fireplace is very beneficial as you can control it easily from across the room. Some people prefer having a remote as they find it easier to use if you don't have good eyesight or mobility. 

Some fireplaces have both a control panel and remote control, so it is still important to learn how to use the control panel if you lose your remote. Knowing how to use both of these controls will help you to correctly use the fireplace. 

How To Turn On An Electric Fireplace

After you have plugged the fireplace into a socket nearby, find the switch to turn it on. This could either be on the front, back, or side of the fireplace, so make sure that you carefully look for it.

Once you have found the switch, you should easily be able to turn the fireplace on. 

Once you have turned the fireplace on, there should be a button on the remote control or on the front of the fireplace that will allow you to turn the heater on.

The heater may come on without the flames, but you will be able to control it through the remote or the control pad. 

Make sure that the thermostat is set to a level above room temperature. If it isn't, the heater won't work properly and you won't be able to use the fireplace properly.

As long as the thermostat is set to a temperature that is above room temperature, the heater will work normally. 

How To Turn The Flames On

If you are looking for your fireplace to look more authentic, there is an option to turn on the flame feature of the fireplace. This feature mimics real fire in the room without being dangerous, so it is especially good for people with young children or pets.

On the front of the fireplace or the remote control, there should be a button for light control. This will control the flames on the fireplace by either turning them on, off, or controlling the brightness. You can choose the brightness of the flame based on your preferences. 

Lots of electric fireplaces have the flames and heater operate separately, so you can easily use one without the other if you want. 

How To Use The Timer Feature

Using a timer on your fireplace is useful if you want the fireplace to turn off at a certain time. If you know how long the fireplace takes to heat the room to a comfortable temperature, you can set the timer for it to turn off once you have reached the temperature that you wanted. 

It is very easy to use the timer feature as it is on the front of the fireplace. You will need to look for a button with a clock symbol to set the timer.

You will be able to press the button to set how many minutes you want the fireplace on so that the fireplace can automatically switch off once the time is up. 

Final Thoughts

To conclude, knowing how to operate an electric fireplace is essential if you want to enjoy one in your home.

There are many different types of electric fireplaces available today, so it is important to understand which type suits your needs best.

Learning how to use an electric fireplace can seem complicated, but they are very easy to use and quick to pick up.

If you would rather operate your fireplace with remote control, make sure that you choose a fireplace that comes with this feature. 

It is important to make sure that you are happy with the fireplace so that you can comfortably use it in your home and feel the full benefits. Turning on the fireplace is very easy, and the more you use it, the easier it will become for you!


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