Electric fireplaces are a type of fireplace that turn a source of energy into flames and heat. One of the safety precautions of having a fire in your home is to help prevent the production of carbon monoxide, which can a highly harmful gas if produced in higher quantities.
So can electric fireplaces produce carbon monoxide?
Electric fireplaces cannot produce carbon monoxide. There’s no real fire in an electric fireplace and so there isn’t a way for carbon monoxide to be released.
We’ve explained in more detail below why carbon monoxide can’t be released by electric fireplaces by comparing our own electric fireplace stove to our real wood burning stove.