As we head into the cooler seasons, many of us find ourselves looking forward to curling up next to the fireplace. Luckily, enjoying the warmth of a good fire is easier than ever these days, thanks to the modern technology of built-in fireplaces. If you're looking forward to adding a built-in fireplace to your home, read on for our expert-picked list of the best built-in fireplaces of 2021.
First up on our list of the best built-in fireplaces this year is this linear electric model from Outdoor Great Room's Gallery Collection. This is a fully recessed, "flush finish" model that will blend seamlessly into your living space for maximum enjoyment.
This electric fireplace features energy-efficient LED flame lighting that creates a beautiful appearance without driving up energy costs. With four flame effects to choose from, you'll be sure to find something to match your mood.
The fireplace also offers two heat settings, with up to 1,300 W of heating power, as well as a thermostat to keep you comfortable. A timer with settings ranging from 0.5 to 9 hours allows you to set the fireplace once and forget it. You can control the fireplace's settings without getting up thanks to its handy remote. And your relaxation will be complete thanks to this unit's ultra-quiet fan and silent fire operation.
This 42-in. Napoleon Ascent™ gas fireplace comes with all the bells and whistles. Choose from decorative fronts, trim kits, decorative brick panels and MIRRO-FLAME™ Porcelain Reflective Radiant Panels to help this unit blend seamlessly with your décor. What's more, this unit includes a PHAZER® LogSet, which provides a lovely, real wood log appearance.
Napoleon`s sophisticated burner system offers superior flame technology that creates realistic YELLOW DANCING FLAMES® for maximum ambiance and offers up to 22,000 BTUs of heating power. This unit also keeps your family safe, thanks to beautiful safety screens and tempered heat-resistant glass that greatly reduces the risk of burns . Similarly, this unit is encased in a protective cast aluminum jacket and features a 100% SAFE GUARD™ gas control system.
Should your power go out, you can still enjoy this fireplace, which features a backup control system powered by battery. What's more, your options for installation of this unit are greatly expanded thanks to the fact that Napoleon`s Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces do not require a chimney and can be vented directly through a wall or roof.
Finally, this 45-in., built-in fireplace from Remii offers up to 4,800 BTUs of heating capacity. With its FIRE & ICE® Flame Presentation, you can choose from six different flame colors to create just the right mood. What's more, ambient lighting offers an impressive selection of 13 colors, so you can create any number of beautiful looks in your living space.
This unit makes it possible to enjoy the beauty of its dancing flames without heating your space, which means you can use this fireplace any time of the year. Moreover, a single remote control makes it simple to interact with this unit without getting up, and a two-stage heater adapts easily to your temperature needs.
Made of strong steel, this unit can be expected to last for many years with minimal scratching.
What is the lifespan of a gas fireplace?
A gas fireplace can normally be expected to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, potentially longer with proper maintenance.
Is it OK to put a TV above an electric fireplace?
Yes, it is okay to place a TV above most electric fireplaces, since these appliances usually blow warm air out the front rather than the top.