Best Space Heater for Fireplaces
- Mock fireplace that doubles as a space heater
- Remote control for added convenience
- Space saver (as it can be tucked into fireplace)
Although this space heater is well-reviewed, there are a couple complaints people have about it. For one, many people say this takes over a half-hour to heat a small room. There are some whose unit malfunctioned after a month, too.
Output: While some users didn’t find the heat from this space heater to be enough, most people didn’t complain. All they wanted was something that looked as realistic as a fireplace and that provided just as much warmth as one.
Efficiency: Cozy by the Fire did a great analysis of the cost of using one of these Duraflame heaters. For just the LED flames and no heat, you’re looking at $.02/hour. For high heat settings plus the flames, it’ll run you about $.15/hour. So it really just depends on what you want to use this for and how long.
Safety: While there are no tip-over shut-off settings, that’s not really a worry with this heater which is meant to be placed in your fireplace. The unit also never gets hot to the touch, so you don’t have to worry about anyone accidentally touching it and burning themselves.
Noise: According to some, there’s a small whirring noise that comes from this mock fireplace, but it’s nothing overwhelmingly loud.
Price: While this space heater is a little expensive for such a small and portable unit, you’re paying to replace everything you’d be using to otherwise keep your fireplace roaring.
- Rated #7 in 8 Best Space Heaters to Keep You Toasty-Warm