Good-Better-Best: The 2022 Electric Fireplace Buyers Guide

One of the things we do in our Toronto-area showroom is to help clients compare various models of electric fireplaces. Often, they want us to give them a good-better-best comparison, based on the criteria that are important to them. Combined with the visual impact of the flames and other lighting features, this allows our customers to select the best electric fireplace for them. Below, we’ve created a 2022 Electric Fireplace Buyers Guide that summarizes all of the most relevant features that we use to compare fireplaces.

We have excluded some features that are common to the majority of electric fireplaces:

  • All electric fireplaces will connect to 120 volt connection.
  • Most electric fireplaces have built-in heaters with thermostat.
    • It’s also important to note that you don’t have to use the heater on an electric fireplace – the flames may be operated with or without heat.
    • Heaters with 120 volt connection will produce up to 5000 BTUs, and can warm up an area up to 400 square feet.
  • All electric fireplaces are zero-clearance; there is no combustion inside, so surrounding materials do not need to be fire-proof.
  • The glass on all electric fireplaces stays cool to the touch, even when the heater is on, so they are safe for families with small children and pets.
  • Electric fireplaces do not burn fossil fuels and do not create carbon emissions, so they are not contributing to climate change.

Here are a few tips before using our 2022 Electric Fireplace Buyers Guide to find your next electric fireplace:

  • We have organized the table by product style (linear, linear extra-slim, 3-sided, see-through, traditional) and then by brand (Amantii, Dimplex, Modern Flames, Napoleon).
  • Within each brand, there are usually multiple options within a style category. Generally, the higher-priced unit will be the better or best, and will either have more features, newer technology, or better quality components, or all of these.
  • Good-better-best may correlate loosely to price, but not always. If you are looking for the most coloured lights in the ember bed, then compare products that have the biggest numbers in that column. This will be your personal good-better-best. Likewise, if you need more power for the heater, for a large space or a very cold room, then compare products that have a ‘yes’ in the ‘240 volts’ column.
  • Use this table to narrow down the models that have the features you want, then go online to look at our videos, call or do a live chat with one of our specialists, or visit our showroom to confirm which fireplace is best for you.
  • Prices are going to change after this table is created. They are listed as a point of comparison. The actual numbers will change, but the relationship between models should remain the same.
  • Each item on the left has a link to the corresponding product page on our website, so you can easily get more details.

 

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240 Volts (> heat)Price RangeParts Warranty
LINEAR
Amantii:
Symmetry34 – 100”6”3 + mix313No$1299 — $28992 yrs.
Sym-XT34 – 100”12.25”3 + mix31374”, 88”, 100” only$1799 – $32992 yrs.
Sym-Bespoke50 — 74”6”3 + mix3+ mix10No$2199 – $27995 yrs.
Sym-XT-Bespoke50 – 74”12.25”3 + mix3+ mix10Yes$3399 – $41995 yrs.
Dimplex:
Prism BLF34 – 74”7.5”17+ autoNo74” only$ 870 – $19502 yrs.
Ignite XLF50 – 100”6”16+ autoNoYes$2580 – $35905 yrs. Inc. labour
Optimyst GBF40 – 60”16”1NoNoNo$4500 – $75002 yrs.
Modern Flames:
Challenger CEF50 – 60”5.5”1010NoNo$1042 – $11752 yrs.
Landscape LFV240 – 120”12”22NoNo$2721 –

$7349

2 yrs.
Landscape LPS44 – 80”6”Full spectrumFull spectrumFull spectrumNo$2653 – $42182 yrs.
Napoleon:
Entice CFH36 – 72”6”2 + mix6 + autoNoNo$ 659 – $15891 – 2 yrs.
Alluravision CHD42 – 100”6.0625”3 + mix6 + auto6 + autoYes$1369 – $26392 yrs.
LINEAR EXTRA-SLIM
Amantii:        
Sym-Slim42 – 60”4.375”3 + mix11NoNo$1399 – $16492 yrs.
BI-Xtraslim30 – 60”4.5”3 + mix3 + mixNoNo$1069 – $17192 yrs.
Modern Flames:
Spectrum SPS50 – 100”3.875”1010NoNo$1696 – $29932 yrs.
Napoleon:
Alluravision CHS42 – 74”4.5”3 + mix6 + autoNoNo$1209 – $19792 yrs.
3-SIDED
Amantii:
TRV-Slim30 – 72”11.125”3 + mix3 + mix13No$1969 – $28492 yrs.
Tru-View-XL40 – 72”14.75”3 + mix3 + mix13No$2399 – $33492 yrs.
TRV-XT40 – 88”14.25”3 + mix3 + mix13No$2559 – $39992 yrs.
Dimplex:
CDFI cassettes20 – 40” + combos12.25 – 14.25”1NoNoNo$1850 – $32902 yrs.
Modern Flames:
LPM44 – 96”12”Full SpectrumFull SpectrumFull SpectrumYes$3238 – $65322 yrs.
Napoleon:
Trivista50 – 60”9.25”3 + mix13 + auto13 + autoYes$2139 – $22492 yrs.
SEE-THRU
Dimplex:
GBF40 – 60”15”1NoNoNo$4500 – $75002 yrs.
Napoleon:
Clearion50 – 60”4 – 8”3 + mix10NoYes$2359 – $27992 yrs.
TRADITIONAL
Amantii:
TRD-XS26 – 33”4.375”3 + mix11NoNo$1199 – $14992 yrs.
TRD26 – 48”13 – 15.375”3 + mix3 + mix13No$1299 – $25992 yrs.
TRD-Bespoke33 – 44”13 – 15.375”3 + mixFull spectrumNoNo$2299 – $28995 yrs.
Dimplex:
XHD23 – 28”8”12NoNo$ 470 —      $ 7401 yr.
BF/DF30 – 45”9.5 – 16”1NoNoBF only$1300 – $14002 yrs.
RBF24 – 42”12.5”123Yes$1240 – $21202 yrs.
Modern Flames:
Redstone26 – 54”10 – 12”111111No$1054 – $32712 yrs.
Sedona Multi30 – 42”13”Full SpectrumFull SpectrumFull SpectrumNo$2789 – $37422 yrs.
Napoleon:
Element36”11”1No7Yes$10992 yrs.
Cineview26 – 30”7.75”2 + mix7NoNo$ 709 —      $ 8791 yr.
Ascent33 – 40”10 – 14.5”1No4Yes$1479 – $18092 yrs.

 

Stylish Fireplaces knows that adding a fireplace to your home can be challenging. With an electric fireplace and their NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists, it’s easy to create a space you’ll love to share with family and friends. Check out all the options and connect with their experts for help to find the perfect electric fireplace for you. You’ll live stylishly ever after. 

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