Plugging electric fireplaces directly into standard electrical outlets around your home is the best way to do it.
- Where do I plug in my electric fireplace insert?
- Can an electric fireplace be plugged into a regular outlet?
- Can a TV and electric fireplace be plugged into the same outlet?
- Can you plug electric fireplace into extension cord?
- Why does my electric fireplace keep tripping the breaker?
- Do you have to vent electric fireplace?
- Do electric fireplaces give off heat?
- Do you need a surge protector for an electric fireplace?
- Do electric fireplaces use 110 or 220?
- Why does the cord on my electric fireplace get hot?
Where do I plug in my electric fireplace insert?
If you want to plug in an electric fireplace insert before it’s installed, you have to remove the power cable from the back of the electric insert. Before you install the insert, make sure the outlet is turned on.
Can an electric fireplace be plugged into a regular outlet?
Is it necessary to have a dedicated circuit? There is no requirement for a dedicated circuit to be used for electric fireplaces.
Can a TV and electric fireplace be plugged into the same outlet?
If the TV is in the way of the heat on the electric fireplace or the outlet is blocked, it can be placed above it.
Can you plug electric fireplace into extension cord?
Sometimes we are asked if extension cords can be used with electric fireplaces. It’s not a good idea because the extension cord can cause a fire. If you have to use an extension cord, you must use a minimum size of 14 AWG and a rating of no less than 1875 Watts.
Why does my electric fireplace keep tripping the breaker?
The hottest part of that circuit is drawing too much current. The breaker shuts off to make sure you don’t get hurt. There might be too many other appliances on the circuit.
Do you have to vent electric fireplace?
Does Electric Fireplaces need to be Vented? Electric fireplaces don’t create emissions, so they don’t need to be vented through a chimney, direct vent, or other source like gas and wood fireplaces do.
Do electric fireplaces give off heat?
Electric fireplaces do not produce enough heat to warm a room of 400 square feet or more. Electric fireplaces can be used for kids and pets without the issue of hot metal.
Do you need a surge protector for an electric fireplace?
Can you plug an electric fireplace into a regular outlet if you don’t want to use surge protectors, power strips or extension cables? Most electric fireplaces can be plugged into a regular outlet.
Do electric fireplaces use 110 or 220?
Most electric fireplaces have plugs that are grounded to protect them. The only thing they need is an outlet with 120-volts. The outlet needs to be on a circuit breaker. The power requirements are in line with the power outlets in most homes.
Why does the cord on my electric fireplace get hot?
If your circuit isn’t tripping, this could be a sign that the wires in the outlet are not strong enough. Even if resistance is present, a weakened electrical connection can still produce a current. The plug can get overheated because of this weakness.