Electric fireplace with mantel, 220 volts requires a little carpentry to be installed because it is hidden and mounted on the wall, but the eye catch is worth the effort. Beyond visual appeal, they offer an opportunity to double the heating capacity of conventional electric fireplaces. Most traditional plug-in electric fireplace fireplaces cannot afford hard cables to 220-volt circuits due to the limitations of firebox design. However, with a “built in” electric fireplace, you have the option of plugging it into a standard 110-volt outlet or plugging a cable into a 220-volt circuit.
Instead of heating the output of 1,440 watts (5,000 Btu) of an electric fireplace with mantel, a built in will increase the heating capacity to 2,700 watts (12 amps), or 9,000 Btu’s. In terms of coverage, 9,000 Btu will heat up to 800 square feet versus 400 square feet for 5,000 Btu units. The two major fireplaces built in, 220 volts, are the Dimplex and the Classic Flame. Among them, they offer a dozen different models ranging from 33 “to 52” wide at a starting price of about $ 800. Detailed installation instructions are included with each unit and are in the expertise of an experienced customer who has complete knowledge of electrical circuits. Because the 220-volt fireplace is built, they can be mounted on both exterior and interior walls and create a stunning patio heater.
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The flame effect for electric fireplace with mantel has generally come a long way in the last few years approaching the realism of the true flame. As a practical added bonus each type of electric fireplace lets you use flame effects with or without heat for fun throughout the year. The log set is included with a fire box and options such as stainless steel trim, double folding glass doors, and wall mounted thermostats can be added to enhance the look and feel. A built in fireplace also offers health benefits and convenient operation not found with a wood burning fireplace. You and your family will be spared from the harmful gases, airborne particles, and the continuous labor needed to operate and maintain a wood-burning fireplace – no messy matter.