Electric Fireplaces Questions

  • Are electric fireplaces cost-efficient?

    Yes, most electric fireplaces operate on 110/120V electric current and use approximately 1500 Watts per hour, at full power. Your utility charges you based our your Kilowatt usage per hour (kW/h). Multiply your cost per Kilowatt-hour by 1.5 to determine the maximum cost per hour to operate your e...
  • Can electric fireplace be used without heat?

    Yes. Most of the fireplaces on our store can be operated with or without heat. Some of them also have variable heat and heat control features. Please refer to the product description for details on a particular product.
  • Difference between Touchstone Sideline and ValuLine

    There are two main differences between Sideline (https://modernblaze.com/collections/touchstone-sideline-series) and ValuLine (https://modernblaze.com/ ollections/touchstone-valueline) models: 1) The heater in the ValueLine models (https://modernblaze.com/collections/touchstone-valueline) is we...
  • Do electric fireplaces give off any fumes or gases?

    No, electric fireplaces do not emit any fumes, CO2, smoke, emissions or any pollutants.
  • Does electric fireplace need to be on a dedicated circuit breaker?

    Yes, you need to make sure that the outlet you plug your electric fireplace into is on a dedicated circuit breaker. If your Electric Fireplace is a built-in model that needs to be hardwired, a new circuit breaker and wiring is required.
  • Does the glass front of an electric fireplace get hot?

    No, the glass front always remains cool to the touch and is perfectly safe for children and pets. The heating element is separate from the flame effect area. The heating elements are set behind safety screens and do not get hot enough to burn
  • Does your electric fireplace need any venting or a chimney?

    No, our fireplaces are all vent free, so there is no need for any chimney, venting, or gas lines. There is no open flame, no mess or clean up either. You may place or install them on an outside or inside wall, upstairs or down. They are a great option for any home, apartment or condo.
  • Do I need permits to install my electric fireplace?

    You don't need any special permits to install your electric fireplace, but It is recommended that you use a certified electrician if you are installing a direct wired built-in fireplace.
  • Do the Amantii Panorama Series fireplaces come with a black steel surround?

    Yes, the black steel surround comes standard in the box. The Panorama Series fireplaces are designed to be built into a wall and allow for the finishing material (drywall, stone, tile, etc) to be built right to the edge of the glass. However, that application is not always desirable or available ...
  • How do I turn my electric fireplace on or off?

    Most of our electric fireplaces come with a remote. The remote will allow you to, at a minimum, turn the fireplace on or off. However, some units also allow you to adjust the intensity of flame and the level of heat that the electric firebox will give off. Manual controls are also on each unit, l...
  • How large of an area will my electric fireplace heat?

    Our electric fireplaces can function as supplemental heat sources for rooms up to 400 square feet. Most Built-in electric fireboxes can be hardwired to 240V power to heat a room up to 800 square feet, depending on product specifications. If more heat is necessary, our infrared electric fireboxes ...
  • How many watts/BTUs do electric fireplaces give off any hour?

    On average, 4600 BTUs for all standard units. Some built-in models, which can be hardwired for 240V, can produce up to 8900 BTUs. Infrared units generally produce approximately 5200 BTUs.
  • I purchased a Modern Flames fireplace with the standard media (coals). Can I order an upgrade (logs or glass set) at a later time?

    Yes, you can order upgrades at any time.
  • Is it safe to move the fireplace to another location once it is assembled?

    Yes, once the fireplace is assembled, it is sturdy and safe to move. Electric fireplaces are unique in that they do not require venting (chimney). They may be installed or set near an outside or inside wall, upstairs or in a basement
  • Is there much maintenance with your electric fireplaces?

    The only maintenance required is on certain units in which you might need to change the standard 40 or 60-watt candelabra light bulbs, which have an average life of 2 years. These bulbs can be readily found at home centers, your local hardware store, and mass marketers. Many units now contain LED...
  • What is the flame viewing size/glass size?

    The flame viewing size and glass size for each model is listed under “FEATURES” on the details page for each fireplace, as well as in the downloadable Specs and product manual documentation in the "DOWNLOADS" Section of the product page. Please refer to the individual model’s Technical Specificat...
  • What is the wattage/amps required for the 60" Landscape Fireplace?

    Here are the electrical requirements for Modern Flames 60" Landscape Fireplace LFV2-60/15-SH: 1530 Watts, 12.75 Amps, 120V. The fireplace uses: 750 Watts on Low heat setting and 1500 Wattts on High. 100 Watts with heater OFF Here is a link to the product manual: Manual (https://cdn.shopify.com/...
  • What media is included?

    The media included with each model is listed und "FEATURES" on the info page for each fireplace.
  • Will my electric fireplace plug into any standard outlet?

    Yes, the majority of our electric fireplaces are ready to plug into any standard 120V household outlet. Our Built-In Electric Fireplaces require direct-wire installation (although plug kits are included and/or available) and are "dual" voltage, which means they can be wired for 120V or 240V power...