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Modern Ethanol Fireplaces wants to make sure that your shopping experience is an excellent one and if for some reason, a product is not to your satisfaction, we can offer solutions.

Item(s) must be in unused, unassembled condition and returned in the original packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Items that are not eligible for return include the following:

  • Used items, including items that have been installed or assembled.
  • Clearance items.
  • Warehouse Deal Items.
  • Custom-made, special-order and made-to-order products.
  • Items marked non-returnable in the item description.
  • Items requested outside of the 30-day return period.

If your item qualifies for return you can start the process with by emailing info@modernethanolfireplaces.com.

Please be aware of the following information regarding how this process will proceed:

  • All shipping (to and from) costs are deducted from the refund.
  • You will receive an email confirming we received your request that will include additional details on the process.
  • An itemized Return Authorization, return shipping labels, and detailed instructions will be emailed to you upon approval. Approved returns must be returned within 30 days of receiving approval.
  • If your return will be coming back via freight truck, we will require you provide us a photo before your return will be authorized. This can be as simple as a cell phone pic! We just need a “before” picture in case there is any damage to the item on its way back to us.
  • Your return must be properly packaged in the original outer & inner packaging to help reduce damage and include all original parts, manuals, pieces, packing slips, etc.
  • After Modern Ethanol Fireplaces receives and inspects the return, your refund will be issued to the original from of payment. The processing time for the refund will depend on the payment option used for the order.
  • Any items returned outside of this process or 30-day period are not eligible for a refund.
  • Any items returned on your own are not eligible for a refund. 

    Defective Items: 

    In the rare instance that you receive a defective product, most of the manufacturers we carry have great processes to assists so you should check your manual for details.

    If you are advised to contact us, our knowledgeable Support team will guide you through the manufacturer’s warranty process. Please be aware of the following information we need and how the process normally proceeds:

    • The defective item must still be within the manufacturer’s warranty period.
    • You will need to supply any serial numbers, a description of issue, and any pictures or video depicting the issue.
    • Modern Ethanol Fireplaces are the experts, so we will attempt to troubleshoot with you to verify that it is a defect.
    • We report this to the manufacturer to begin the claim.
    • The manufacturer will review the claim, then they will approve or reject it.
    • The time for the manufacturer to respond may vary depending on the manufacturer’s internal processes.
    • If approved, the warranty process begins and service, parts, repair or any combination of those as needed will be provided in accordance with the manufacturer’s warranty.
    • Some parts or items may need to be returned to the manufacturer for quality control. We will advise you of this.
    • Modern Ethanol Fireplaces is not responsible for reimbursement of any labor costs or project delays that may occur due to the receipt of defective goods. We recommend that you wait to schedule installation until after your order has arrived and items have been fully inspected.
      • All shipments should be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery in accordance with our Delivery Inspection policy. It is recommended that you check for visible defect at this time as well as damage to prevent any delays with getting to use your item(s).

    If your item has a defect outside of the warranty period:

    • We will not be able to facilitate a claim to the manufacturer.
    • Any replacement parts or whole units at this point can be purchased by you through The Elegant Backyard. Contact us for pricing and availability.
    • Parts or whole replacement units may not be available for discontinued items.


    If you receive a damaged item, you must notify us within five (5) calendar days of delivery. Open and inspect all items upon delivery. If you are not installing your product right away, you will still need to open and inspect everything for damage.

    Damage reported within 5 calendar days of delivery:

    • Refuse the item with the carrier if you’re able to do so.
    • If you accept the item, report damage to us (after inspecting box and inner items/contents) within 5 calendar days. Please send us description of the damage and photos of the boxes and the damaged items to info@modernethanolfireplaces.com
    • We will then offer parts, a discount to keep as is, or allow a return for refund/replacement.
    • Item can NOT be used in any way.
    • If you choose to keep the item for a discount, you have 5 calendar days to reply to accept or reject the discount offer from us (again, do not use your item during this time until final offer/resolution is agreed upon).
    • Keep all of the packaging, the box and all items/pieces, in the event the item needs to return to us. 

    Damage reported after 5 calendar days:

    • No refunds, store credits, or free parts will be offered or issued. This is non-negotiable. We will only be able to sell you replacement parts for a repair.
    • This is outside of our time frame to file any claims with the carrier or manufacturer/shipping warehouse. 
    • Since no return will be approved during this time, you are free to use the item, if you wish.
    • We may require pictures of the item to determine the parts potentially needed.