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Built-in / Recessed Electric Fireplaces

Built-in / Recessed Electric Fireplaces

A Built-in / recessed electric fireplace is a ventless electricity-powered fireplace imitation that is designed to be installed inside a wall opening. 

There are two styles or recessed electric firep. . .
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Built-in / Recessed Electric Fireplaces

A Built-in / recessed electric fireplace is a ventless electricity-powered fireplace imitation that is designed to be installed inside a wall opening. 

There are two styles or recessed electric fireplaces: recessed linear electric fireplaces and recessed electric fireplace inserts.

Linear electric fireplaces have this popular long horizontal fireplace look that is perfect for modern interiors.

Electric fireplace inserts (fireboxes) have a more traditional look and feature classic fireplace proportions. 

Do They Provide Heat?

Most built-in electric fireplaces come with heaters and are able to heat 500 - 1000 sq. ft.

You can use our collection filters to narrow down your search to only fireplaces that can heat your area.

Installation

Both types of built-in fireplaces, linear and inserts, can be installed into any wall including drywall as well as cabinetry. 

Basic steps to install a recessed electric fireplace:

  1. Create an opening in the wall.
  2. Rough-in the framing opening following the recommended framing
    dimensions.
  3. Hardwire it in (licensed electrician).
  4. Place the fireplace into the framed opening.
  5. Attach the fireplace to the frame.
  6. Install the decor and front glass and/or frame.

Most recessed electric fireplaces come with a cord to plug them in and an option to hardwire them. There are some models that are hardwired only. Hardwiring is a preferred method of installation.

We recommend hiring a licensed electrician to properly install your recessed electric fireplace. All wiring needs to be done before installting the fireplace.

Learn more about installation: How to Install a Built-in Electric Fireplace

Installation instructions vary from the fireplace to fireplace. Please refer to the product manual for your particular model.

Recessed Electric Fireplace For 2"x 4" Installation

There are some linear recessed electric fireplaces that can be installed into standard 2" x 4" walls. There are models that are either slimmer than 4" in depth or can be partially recessed. See them all here: Recessed Electric Fireplace For 2"x 4" Installation 

Choose a frame for a flush mount installation or pick a frameless design and fully recess your electric fireplace. With these impressive fireplaces, you can replicate a linear gas fireplace look at a fraction of the cost.

Best Recessed Electric Fireplaces

Here are the top 5 recessed electric fireplaces according to our expertise and feedback from our customers:

  1. Touchstone Sideline Elite - great value, smart home connect, all popular modern features
  2. Modern Flames Landscape Pro Multi - top of the line realistic electric fireplace, smart home connect, optional 3-Sided Installation
  3. Modern Flames Landscape Pro Slim - same top quality and realistic flames, smart home connect, slimmer design that fits into most walls
  4. Dimplex Ignite XL 74" and other Dimplex Ignite XL sizes - reliable electric fireplaces with unique high-quality flame representation that looks just like a gas fireplace
  5. Dimplex Revillusion 30" Electric Insert and other Revillsuions Fireboxes - best combination of traditional and modern, realistic look when the flames are or off, our most popular electric fireplace insert.

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