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What are Electric Fireplace Inserts?

What are Electric Fireplace Inserts?

It was once written: “A house with no fireplace is a house without a heart.”

Does your home have a “heart?”  Perhaps your fireplace is old and needs updating, or maybe you don’t have a fireplace at all. But imagine the warmth and ambiance of a cackling fire on a cold winter’s day, cozying up to your loved one as you snuggle in the pleasant glow.  

Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that there will be no clean up involved?  Or that there would be no wood to chop or purchase?

Enter fireplace inserts. These give the same ambiance and warmth of a log-burning fireplace, but without the extra cost and work.  They are also environmentally friendly as well as safe to use around kids and pets. Simply choose between an electric log set or a firebox.  

Electric log sets recreate the glow of embers of a real fire with low energy LED lights and do not require any installation at all. You simply place the log set inside of your existing fireplace and plug it into any standard household outlet.  

Electric firebox inserts range from contemporary to traditional, allowing you to change colors for a unique experience.  These do require some installation, but once complete require no maintenance or venting.  

Did you know traditional wood burning fireplaces actually pull warm air out of the room and into the fire?  A study by Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association rated older fireplaces’ efficiency at only 5-10 percent.   Fireplace inserts are designed to increase a fireplace’s efficiency. (Source) So, not only is it an attractive addition to your home, it increases the overall warmth as well.

Inserts can be chosen to match your home’s overall design.  For a sleeker look, choose an all black insert.  If your appliances are stainless steel, you may prefer a chrome insert.   For a more farmhouse antique look, a brass insert may fit your style best.


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Installing your electric fireplace insert into an existing masonry fireplace is simple.  Be sure to write down the dimensions of your existing fireplace.   Measure the height, width, and depth of your current fireplace.   When purchasing, find an insert as close to the height and width of your fireplace as possible.

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Modern Blaze is proud to offer you a great selection of realistic looking fireplace inserts. Here are some of our favorites!

Napoleon Woodland Electric Log Set Insert for Existing Fireplace

Napoleon Woodland Electric Log Set Insert for Existing Fireplace
The Napoleon Woodland Electric Log Set features hand painted logs, a customizable glow, multifunction remote, and high intensity LED lights.


Dimplex Deluxe Insert Electric Firebox

Dimplex Deluxe Insert Electric FireboxThe Dimplex Deluxe Insert Electric Firebox is elegant and charming in your old unused fireplace!  Use with or without the heater and know that you are being environmentally friendly with this insert – no harmful particulates or emissions with this Firebox.


Dimplex Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox

Dimplex Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox

The Dimplex Deluxe Built-in Electric Firebox features a patented life-like flame effect brought to life with hand finished LED inner glow logs and pulsating embers.  Choose between glass doors or a plain glass front, and enjoy the option of using heat or simply enjoying the comforting glow.

Dimplex Revillusion Built-in Electric Firebox

Dimplex Revillusion Built-in Electric Firebox

The Dimplex Revillusion Built-in Electric Firebox with heat is changing the look and standard of electric inserts.  With its beautiful full brick interior and lifelike flames, it will be difficult to notice that this is not a wood-burning fireplace!  Its flames mimic real fire by flickering randomly, and the base color can be changed from red to blue.  This charming insert can be used with or without heat and automatically adjusts its firebox light to suit the room day or night.

Modern Flames Custom Built-in Electric Firebox

Modern Flames Custom Built-in Electric Firebox

The Modern Flames home fire HF42CBI Custom Built-in Electric Firebox is realistic whether in the on or off setting.  This insert can be customized to look more traditional or contemporary and offers 3 side panel options: reflective black glass, red herringbone brick, or red straight brick.  It uses low energy LED technology, variable heat settings, and high-tech touch screen control.  

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