Who doesn’t want to snuggle up at home after a long day at work, especially in winter? There’s nothing better than a nice cup of hot chocolate in hand, sitting comfortably on the couch, enjoying the warmth of a fireplace. Find out in this article how to install a wall-mounted electric fireplace.
How to Install an Electric Wall Fireplace
Installing an electric wall fireplace is quite simple. However, there are a few things to consider, such as the wires’ location and the fireplace’s height, to minimize the risk of accidents.
Choosing a location
When choosing the location of your electric fireplace, you must first ensure that there is an electrical outlet that can accommodate the equipment and that the outlet is hidden behind the electric wall fireplace.
These are details that will ensure the successful installation of your new fireplace. In addition, the choice of wall covering is essential, as it will allow your electric fireplace to blend in with the rest of the decor and allow you to enjoy your appliance over the years.
Define the height of the fireplace
To place your electric wall fireplace properly, you must define a gap relatively close to the ground, about 6 to 18 inches from the floor. If it’s a small model, for example, for your dining room, you can set the center of the fireplace 28 to 36 inches off the floor.
Know the limitations of the electric fireplace
When choosing the location, you must know the limitations of a wall-mounted electric fireplace. In fact, the fireplace has two main limitations: a maximum power of 1500 watts and the capacity of the electrical circuit in place. This power is sufficient to heat a room or any space of about 90 m². If your room is larger, you can opt for the installation of a propane gas fireplace.
Installing the Installation Brackets
Generally, installing the installation brackets for the electric wall heater is a relatively simple task. For most models, it is a metal plate with holes in it. These holes are like markers. This will make it easier for you to drill the holes in the wall. The holes should have a diameter of 8 mm and a depth of 40 mm. The weight of your electric fireplace is also a criterion to be considered when choosing the number of holes and anchors to install. During the installation, be sure to respect the various safety rules concerning the electrical wires, i.e., do not touch the electrical cables already in your wall. Also, follow the instructions in the manual, which come with the electrical device, step by step.
Choosing the right fixtures
It is crucial to make the right choice of fasteners to install your heating equipment successfully. This usually depends on the type of wall you want to install your equipment on. To help you, ask your local hardware store for advice.
The benefits of a wall-mounted electric fireplace
Once the installation bracket is in place and tested for strength, all that is left is to place the electric wall heater on it. You have now successfully installed your heating equipment. You have probably noticed that installing an electric wall heater is simple. In fact, it’s an ideal option if you don’t want to deal with a gas fireplace or a conventional chimney. Now you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of your electric wall heater. You can even insert stones or fake logs to decorate it.