7 Best Electric Fireplaces to Purchase in 2021 (Realistic & Efficient)
Cost-effective, energy-efficient, and a great ambiance – it’s no wonder electric fireplaces have grown in popularity.
Unlike gas or wood-burning fireplaces, electric fireplaces are more flexible and convenient, giving you the option to heat up a room or simply create a warm, comforting glow. You’re also not losing heat via a vent or chimney, which means all the heat is dispersed directly into the room.
Not all electric fireplaces are made equal though, which is why we’ve put together a list of our top recommendations for your home.
The Best Electric Fireplaces to Buy in 2021
1. Best Overall – Landscape Pro Series
If you’re looking for an electric fireplace that’s stylish, realistic, and reliable, look no further than the Modern Flames Landscape Pro Series. Choose from 4 different sizes as well as a wall mount, recessed mount, or built-in installation option. Hand-painted driftwood logs, smoke glacier glass, and LED lighting create realistic visuals, even in direct sunlight. Change the settings of the fireplace using a handheld remote or download the Modern Flames app to control everything from your phone.
2. Best for Value – Sideline Elite
If you value affordability but still want an electric fireplace with a clean, modern look and impressive features, the Touchstone Sideline Elite series is a must-see. This WiFi-enabled fireplace produces realistic flames in 60 different color combinations that you can control using Alexa or Google Home voice commands. Enjoy the warmth and atmosphere of a fire without the smoke or smells of a real fireplace. With 2 heat settings, the Sideline Elite can heat a room of up to 400 square feet.
3. Best for Luxury – E Series
The E series by European Home is ideal for anyone who wants to make a bold statement. Enjoy the beautiful flame effects and modern design, while still benefitting from energy savings. No need for venting and no harmful fumes either. The Silver Birch log set that’s included with every unit adds the perfect finishing touch to these realistic electric fireplaces. Choose from single, corner, and 3-sided configurations as well as a variety of sizes. All fireplace settings can be controlled with the help of an easy-to-use application from your smartphone.
4. Best for Realistic Flames – Revillusion
For hyper-realistic fireplace visuals, there’s nothing quite like the Dimplex Revillusion. Using advanced technology, this unit produces a warm hue as well as large, bright flames that flicker. There are even natural soot marks on the brick background, making the entire experience as authentic as possible. While the Dimplex Revillusion can be used as part of a primary heating plan, there is also the option to just use the flame functionality. Various sizes are available.
5. Best 3-Sided – Sedona Pro
Created by Modern Flames, this multi sided electric fireplace uses Hybrid-FX flame technology and has an energy-efficient, 5,000 BTU variable heater. With a variety of flame settings and 2 ember bed stone styles, you can create a personalized fireplace experience, all with the help of a convenient remote control. Choose from 3 different fireplace sizes and a single-sided, left or right corner installation. Thermostat and wall controls are an optional extra.
6. Best for 2x4 Installations – IgniteXL
Experience year-round comfort with this eye-catching, modern electric fireplace from Dimplex. Enjoy the ambiance and heat of a real fireplace without the smoke and fumes. Edge-to-edge glass offers all-round views of the flames, which can be controlled from a handy remote. Choose from a variety of colors or enjoy them all using the prism mode. The unit has a Comfort$aver® ceramic heating system, which uses over 10% less energy than other leading quartz infrared heaters. What’s more with no flame heat, the glass front remains cool to the touch.
7. Best for Smart Features – HALO
Created by European Home, the HALO electric fireplace is the ideal choice for smart homes. This WiFi-enabled unit allows you to control your fireplace experience via Amazon Alexa. Set the mood by turning on one of 6 pre-set flame displays over amber or clear glass clippings that are illuminated from below. The brightness, flame speed, and temperature can also be controlled directly from your smartphone. Single, 3-sided, right, and left corner installations are all available.
Efficient Fireplaces that Suit Your Needs
If you’re searching for a clean, modern, and efficient source of heat for your home, electric fireplaces tick every box. An electric fireplace is also an eye-catching feature and an investment in your home.
Prefer a more linear design? Take a look at our favorite linear electric fireplaces here.
If you need help choosing an electric fireplace that meets your needs or have questions about our range, call us on 855-613-2559 – we’re available 24/7.