Don’t want to punch a hole in your wall or build your own fireplace surround? Check out Dimplex’s Stacked Stone Mantel Electric Fireplace that you can simply plug into an electrical outlet.
Realistic Flames in an Electric Fireplace?
Dimplex fireplaces are known for having a realistic flame effect. In fact, their technology is so high-tech that they’ve had their flames patented.
Even the logs and embers glow, just like you would see in burning wood. Not only that, but the light pulsates, adding a more realistic fire effect.
The image above doesn’t really do the fireplace justice, as far as how realistic the flames look. You can check them out in the video below to get a better idea of how they appear.
In addition, the faux stone mantel looks very realistic and gives you that built-in look at a fraction of the price. You get a surrounding mantel and a hearth that actually make the firebox look recessed into the wall. Pretty cool, right?
How the Dimplex Stone Electric Fireplace Can Save You Money…
Plus, electric fireplaces require no venting. Therefore, you don’t have the expensive cost of venting your unit. And no emissions!
Speaking of cost, this unit provides energy efficient heat at the click of a button. This electric fireplace can heat up to 1,000 square feet of space with the built-in heater and blower.
Note: Plus, you can use your fireplace year-round because you can illuminate the flames without using the heater. In this case, you only pay for the LED bulb usage, which costs pennies per day. Talk about cheap!
Keep in mind that you also don’t have to pay for wood, pellets, gas or to have your chimney cleaned every year. Besides saving money on fireplace installation, you can save even more money while running it.
And, with the built-in look, electric fireplaces with mantels like this model can increase the value of your home. I think this is especially true when adding a fireplace to a master bedroom or den. I mean, it takes ambiance to the next level, right?
Electric Fireplaces are Easier & More Convenient to Use.
Compared to traditional wood, pellet or gas fireplaces, the electric versions provide lots of advantages. For instance, the flames don’t get hot, so the glass front is safe for young kids and pets.
Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about things catching on fire!
In addition, you can conveniently control the flames and heat using a handy remote control. No more having to build a fire, add wood or even walk to the fireplace to turn it on.
Now you can control the flame color, brightness and heat output from the palm of your hand.
You can even use the handheld remote set a timer to turn off the fireplace at a particular time.
Note: I think this is an awesome feature, especially if you decide to install a fireplace in a bedroom. Now you don’t have to worry about wasting energy if you fall asleep. =)
Featherston Stone Mantel Electric Fireplace Specs:
- Dimensions: 61″ Wide x 44″ Tall x 16″ Deep
- 26″ Firebox
- Firebox: Log Set
- Weight: 316 lbs
- Material: Fiberglass
- Heat: Yes, with Blower (Quiet)
- Heat Output: 5118 BTU’s
- Watts: 1500
- Volts: 120
- Amps: 12.5
- Model #: DP520
- Included Remote Control: Yes
- Some Assembly Required (User Manual)
- Not for Outdoor Use
- Manufacturer: Dimplex, Phone: 1-888-346-7539
- Get the Dimplex Featherston Fireplace Here
3 Reasons Why I Like the Faux Ledgerstone Mantel:
1. The stone-like slab mantel top provides the perfect spot to put a flat-screen TV if you don’t want to hang one on the wall. Alternatively, the mantel gives you plenty of space for family photos, artwork or other home decor.
2. I like this fireplace mantel more than many other styles because it has a rustic yet contemporary feel. In other words, it has a casual comfortable feel that can also fit will in many modern homes.
3. In addition, this timeless design features stone in multi-colored neutral grey and tan tones. Therefore, it has a natural look that blends in well with the surrounding furniture, floors, carpets and walls.
Tips for Installing this Stone Electric Fireplace:
You will need to plug in your fireplace to an outlet on a 15 Amp, 120 Volt circuit. (This is standard for home receptacles, by the way.)
Ideally, you want to use a dedicated circuit because you don’t want to overpower the line and trip the circuit breaker. However, this is not a requirement if other appliances aren’t connected on the same circuit.
I have my electric fireplace connected to a dedicated circuit so I don’t have to worry about tripping a breaker. Just something to consider, especially if you plan on using the heater frequently.