Do you have a space that would best be filled with a neat and romantic fireplace, but that pesky chimney is nowhere to be found. No problem. How about an electric fireplace that can insert into that space? Remote controlled ignition, no smoke so no need for a chimney, and the romantic ambiance makes this a great investment for your home.


To find the best corner electric fireplace insert for your specific setting, here’s what we recommend keeping in mind:


  • They aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution, so you must measure the width, depth, and height of your existing fireplace to be sure that your new insert will be a perfect match
  • If the heating side of things is just as important as the ambiance element, consider the size of your room: for example, in smaller ones (around 400 sq feet) you can easily use a forced fan insert, whereas infrared quarts units are a wiser choice in larger rooms (1,000 sq feet)
  • Still, keep in mind that a corner electric fireplace insert won’t usually be able to warm up a much bigger setting (over 1,500 sq feet)
  • Finally, consider its aesthetic value by choosing a model with the right effect for your preference (e.g. fake flames, warm or blue colors, etc.)


Can you put an electric fireplace insert in an existing fireplace?


Yes, an electric fireplace insert can be placed in an existing fireplace as long as there’s a source of electricity close by. If there happens to be no power outlet next to your fireplace, you can always install one inside your firebox.