Electric Fireplaces Add Comfort
“In any existing room where you would like to add an electric fireplace, it’s very easy to add one,” says Heat & Glo’s Kathy Rogers. “With just a few tools, a well-placed electrical outlet, and the revolutionary wall-mount SimpliFire Format electric fireplace, you can bring the comfort of a fireplace to any room in your home.”
Installing a wall-mounted electric fireplace is similar to hanging a wall-mounted TV. You’ll need common household tools such as a level, stud finder, and drill, and the fireplace will come with a wall mounting kit (including brackets and hardware) and detailed instructions.
While electric fireplaces can go in virtually any room, here are some tips for easy installation:
Select location: Choose a wall that doesn’t receive direct sunlight reduces glare. Notice sunlight throughout the day to help determine the best location for installation.
Electricity access: Make sure that you have access to electricity to power your new fireplace. You can choose to either simply plug in your fireplace to a standard outlet or hire a professional to hard-wire it directly.
Check codes: As with any home improvement project, you’ll need to ensure compliance with local building codes. Contact your city or township to get the most recent regulations. Verify codes and read all fireplace installation instructions before you start your project so you avoid any issues.
Whether it’s in a family room, basement, bedroom, bathroom or another space, a wall-mounted electric fireplace brings function and fashion to your home. Visit HeatnGlo.com to learn more about electric fireplaces and get additional expert advice on installation. (BPT)