Fireplaces Direct Blog

  1. A Guide to Realistic Electric Fireplaces

    Recreating a Classic Fireplace Appearance

    While it’s tough to beat the look of a real wood or gas fireplace, the added maintenance and installation costs deter many from adding one of these units to their building project. If you’re one of those who’d love the ambiance of a fireplace, but you’re unsure about the cost and upkeep of traditional fireplaces, we have the perfect option for you: an electric fireplace.

  2. How to Install a Napoleon Built-In Electric Fireplace

    How to Install a Napoleon Built-In Electric Fireplace

    We’ve put together this helpful guide to walk you step by step through an electric fireplace installation. We’re using the Napoleon Alluravision for our example, but the installation process should be fairly similar for other electric fireplace units. However, always refer to your product’s user manual for specific instructions. Different products will have different framing requirements, clearances, and other technical specifications we won’t be able to cover here.

  3. The Best Electric Fireplaces for 2021

    Finding the Best Option for Your Space

    An electric fireplace is an easy way to upgrade almost any room in your home. With the sheer number of options available, however, it’s easy to become overwhelmed as you start your research.

  4. Top Electric Fireplace Options for Living Rooms, Bedrooms, and Bathrooms

    How to Match Your Fireplace to Your Room

    If you’ve already discovered why an electric fireplace is perfect for your space, and you’ve done your research on how to shop for an electric fireplace, all you have left to do is determine which fireplace model is right for you.

  5. Five Reasons to Switch from a Wood Fireplace to Electric

    Five Reasons to Switch from a Wood Fireplace to Electric

    Tired of hassling with your old wood fireplace? While their beauty and heating capabilities are undeniable, wood fireplaces can be a chore to properly operate, clean, and maintain. If you’re looking for an alternative, an electric fireplace could be an excellent alternative to your existing unit. Here are five reasons why you should consider making the switch.

  6. Five Reasons Why You Should Invest in an Electric Fireplace

    Five Reasons Why You Should Invest in an Electric Fireplace

    Not all homes can accommodate a wood or gas fireplace. Whether due to space, budgetary, or maintenance concerns, these units just aren’t a practical solution for many. Fortunately, electric fireplaces fill a need for those who want the ambiance of a beautiful fireplace without the hassle of wood or gas. Here are five reasons why you should invest in an electric fireplace.

  7. Quick FAQs: Are Gas Fireplaces Energy-Efficient?

    Quick FAQs: Are Gas Fireplaces Energy-Efficient?

    Direct vent and vent-free gas fireplaces are both extremely efficient—and they’re getting even better with each passing year. However, not all homeowners and contractors know this, which means we often receive some of the same questions each fireplace season. With that in mind, we’ve put together this helpful FAQ guide to answer some of the most common questions we receive about gas fireplace efficiency.

  8. How to Shop for a Wood-Burning Fireplace

    How to Shop for a Wood-Burning Fireplace

    A traditional wood-burning fireplace or stove is a difficult look to beat. It’s arguably human nature to be drawn to a relaxing fire, so having the ability to create a cozy space almost on demand is a surefire way to create a room you’ll always love. In addition, the warmth provided by a wood fireplace has its own benefits in the form of cost-efficient heating.

  9. Five Reasons Why an Electric Fireplace is Right for Your Space

    An Easy Way to Upgrade Your Home

    Electric fireplaces are becoming more and more common in new home builds and remodels alike. With their many benefits, it’s easy to see why! Here are five reasons why you should consider adding an electric fireplace to your home.

  10. How Much Does a Gas Fireplace Cost?

    How Much Does a Gas Fireplace Cost?

    It’s difficult to put a hard number on the cost of a gas fireplace installation. With the wide variety of options available, prep work required, and even geographic considerations, the costs can vary greatly. While we won’t be able to give you a true out-the-door price (or rather, “in-the-door” in this case), here are some general guidelines to help you budget for a gas fireplace installation.

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