Carbon monoxide is a harmful gas that’s created from the incomplete combustion of many household fuels such as wood, gas, oil and coal.
As such, carbon monoxide can only be produced when a real fire is burning one of these types of fuels.
An electric fireplace is unable to produce carbon monoxide because there’s no real fire.
An electric fireplace produces the flames artificially, typically by using rotating mirrors to reflect light onto a screen in a specific pattern to mimic the look of flames.
We have an electric fireplace stove and it uses these components to produce the flames effects.
Inside our electric fireplace is a rotating rod on which a number of mirrors are located in a specific arrangement. There’s LED lights located beneath the mirrors and the light is reflected off the mirrors onto a flat screen located at the front of the electric fireplace.
These components that generate the flame effects don’t produce heat, and so for an electric fireplace to complete the fireplace experience they typically have another compartment for heating.