What are Smart Electric Fireplaces?

Thanks to technology, home heating has undergone major improvements in the last century. In addition to modern heating systems, we have newer and more convenient versions of fireplaces. First, electric fireplaces entered the market and offered modern solutions for traditional wood-burning fireplaces. You no longer have to deal with chopped wood, worry about fire hazard or ventilation. Electric fireplace offers the comfort of traditional fireplace while removing all the obstacles related to it. As technology progresses, we have entered the smart electric fireplace era in which fireplace is seamlessly integrated into the home. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of smart electric fireplaces and explore various benefits they offer. From energy efficiency and customizability to integration with home automation systems, we will uncover how these modern fireplaces bring home heating to a whole new level. Whether you are seeking to add charm to your decor or seeking a cost-effective and eco-friendly heating solution, smart electric fireplaces have you covered.

What are Smart Electric Fireplaces?

Smart electric fireplaces are the epitome of innovation in the world of home heating and ambiance. Unlike traditional fireplaces that rely on wood or gas, smart electric fireplaces harness cutting-edge technology to provide a hassle-free and eco-friendly alternative. These units are designed with built-in smart features, allowing users to control various aspects of the fireplace remotely. Through smartphone apps or voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home, users can adjust the flame effects, and temperature, and even set timers and schedules with ease. Smart electric fireplaces not only offer the cozy warmth of a traditional fireplace but also come with a range of customization options to suit individual preferences.

These fireplaces are becoming very popular choice for homeowners who seek comfort and convenience. The demand for smart fireplaces are motivated by various features that make them energy efficient. Moreover, safety capabilities of smart electric fireplaces make them suitable for households with children and pets.

What are Key Features of Smart Electric Fireplaces?

Electric fireplaces use electricity to generate heat and create the visual moving images of flames. They don’t use gas or wood like older fireplaces. New generation of electric fireplaces has the basic idea of an electric fireplace with additional features. These newer models are called “smart” because they can be integrated into a home’s smart ecosystem. Smart electric fireplaces use different features to increase the functionality of a fireplace and make it worthwhile addition to a modern home. So, here are some common features that smart electric fireplaces have:

Remote Control through Applications

With a simple tap on your smartphone or tablet, you can have fireplace on without leaving the comfort of your couch. One of the most significant benefits of remote control for smart electric fireplaces is the ability to customize your heating experience. Whether you're arriving home on a chilly evening or just want to set the perfect mood for a movie night, the app allows you to adjust the flame intensity, heat output, and even the color of the flames. You can choose the temperature to your exact preference, ensuring that your living space remains comfortable without any unnecessary energy waste. Moreover, scheduling and timer features allow you to program your fireplace to turn on or off automatically, providing warmth and ambiance exactly when you need it most.



Virtual Assistant Integration

Smart electric fireplaces come with an option of virtual assistant integration. You can manage your fireplace insert using assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. A simple phrase like "Alexa, turn on the fireplace" can instantly transform your living room into a cozy retreat. This integration not only adds an element of modern luxury to your home but also offers unparalleled convenience. You can adjust flame settings, set timers, or even check the temperature with a mere voice command, creating a seamless and effortless way to enjoy the comfort and beauty of your smart electric fireplace.

Timers and Scheduling Options

Smart electric fireplaces enable you to turn on/off your insert at any time. To make this process even more convenient, you can set up a schedule and let your fireplace work accordingly. This feature has multiple advantages. Firstly, it is incredibly comfortable to have a fireplace on in the evening without even thinking about it. Secondly, this feature makes it possible to save the energy and turn off the insert when unnecessary. Lastly, with scheduling options your electric fireplace becomes even more safe and secure.

Safety Features

Generally, electric fireplaces are much safer than their earlier counterparts. New technologies make smart fireplaces even safer. Many units have features such as overheating protection or specially designed surfaces that stay cool to the touch. Moreover, electric fireplace timers make it possible to turn off the insert automatically during the night. Also, with advanced integrations, you can ensure that the fireplace is off even when you are away from home. All of these features are created to make electric fireplace safe addition to the home.

Read more about electric fireplace safety in our blog post

Top Picks for Smart Electric Fireplaces

Here are some smart electric fireplaces available in Very Good Fireplaces online store. When searching for smart fireplaces, you can use filters to find smart units. In out online store, you can choose features like “Remote Control” or “Wi-Fi” to display smart fireplaces.

Amantii Symmetry Smart Electric Fireplace

Amantii Symmetry is one of the most versatile electric fireplace lines on the market. This model comes in 6 different sizes, so it can fit into variety of spaces. This model has several feature that make it compatible with a smart hope. You can enjoy the flames of electric fireplaces without the heat. No heat option allows you to enjoy the fireplace even during hot summer days. This model is available for outdoor use, so if you want to add electric fireplace to your patio, you can definitely do it.  Amantii Symmetry features a touchpad that allows you to control various features of the fireplace. Moreover, you can control the unit by using thermostatic remote control. But its best feature is the compatibility with WiFi and option to use app for fireplace control. Amantii uses TuyaSmart app for managing the fireplace. You can check out the detailed information about using the app here.



E Series Fireplaces by European Home

 E Series electric fireplaces by European Home have various smart features. This series boasts a range of smart features that elevate your fireplace experience. It can be conveniently controlled using a dedicated smartphone app, the E-touch app, which is intuitively designed and available for free download. This app compatibility allows you to operate the fireplace with your smart device, putting the control right at your fingertips. Moreover, the fireplace offers a timer function, enabling you to schedule when it turns on or off automatically. This not only adds convenience to your daily routine but also contributes to energy efficiency, ensuring your fireplace is active precisely when you need it. These smart features make this electric fireplace a modern and user-friendly addition to your space, offering both convenience and customization options for an enhanced home heating experience.

Read the operating instructions for using e-touch app to control E series electric fireplaces.



Touchstone Sideline Elite

Touchstone sideline elite is not only one of the highest-rated fireplaces in our store but also quite affordable. If you are looking for a compact and modern electric fireplace, this model has lot to offer. With built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, you can now control this fireplace using voice commands through Alexa or Google Home, adding a new level of convenience and functionality to your living space. Beyond its smart capabilities, this fireplace has stunningly realistic flames, offering 60 different color combinations for a personalized touch. It can efficiently heat up to 400 sq. ft., making it an excellent secondary heat source to enhance comfort on cooler evenings.

Read detailed instructions to learn about WiFi set-up for this model. 

Additionally, check out other smart electric fireplaces by Modern Flames in our store


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