With our electric fireplace ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. It truly is as if you were taking a repairman with you while you shop! We have searched the manufacturers' literature and compared the brands based on our years of heating industry experience. We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.
Our top selection for an electric fireplace is from SIERRA PRODUCTS INC. This brand is available in North America and offers portable units that plug into a regular electric outlet. They can operate with flames only or with flames and heat and are backed by a very good warranty.
We continue our electric fireplace ratings with an alphabetic list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.
These fireplaces are made in the U.K. The brand features a wide selection of models but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The X-FIRE units can be wall-hanging or mounted in the wall and feature remote controls. They offer frames of granite, limestone, or travertine for an elegant look and feel.
This brand is from AMERICAN COMFORT WORLDWIDE & offers portable infrared fireplaces. They have an electrostatic air filter and an optional charcoal filter for improved air quality. The warranty is not very good and the units are not very nice looking but they can be purchased directly online.
These fireplaces are available in a wide selection of models and are available worldwide. The brand is a part of FIRED UP GROUP but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand offers inserts and wall-mounted models as well as free standing units. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
The FIRE AND ICE series offers units with multi-colored flames. The brand is sold through dealers but they have a limited network (mostly in the midwest USA and Canada).
This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed with the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. The Capella Series combines a traditional look and feel with modern LED technology. The ARCTURUS model offers multi-color flames and has more modern styling. The warranty on the units is not as good as other brands.
This brand offers a variety of models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units. The fireplaces are made in Switzerland and are available worldwide.
These fireplaces are available in North America and are from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES. The 564 has a large glass for viewing and pulsating lights built into the logs and ember bed simulating a burning coal bed. It has a remote control and offers an optional fan. The HIDEAWAY E model is a portrait style unit (taller and more narrow). It has a unique built-in audio system where you can plug in most of your audio devices and enjoy music as well as the views of the fire. The warranty on this brand is not as good as some of the others.