When you want the functionality of a wood burning fireplace without all the mess, consider an electric fireplace insert. They offer increased safety, convenience, efficiency, and more! Highly practical as well as featuring attractive and realistic designs, it's easy to see why these have become so popular.
I have an 42x 30.5h fireplace opening what size insert would I need. Also want it for supplemental heat.
While you could use any of our electric inserts for your opening, none of the trim kits would be tall enough to cover your opening completely. You would need to field fabricate a sheet metal extension.
I have fireplace 24"H x 36"W opening and 24" deep. What size electric insert would you recommend? Would this require an electrician to install?
The 38" unit would be too big, so either of the two 23" units would fit your opening. The unit has a standard electrical three prong plug that can be plugged into any standard household outlet. If you require a new electrical outlet I would recommend that be done by a qualified electrician.
If the firebox on our fireplace is 33" wide, do we need to purchase an electric insert the same width?
Generally, an insert that is as close to the width of your fireplace as possible is the most desirable item to use, as the size of the shroud to cover up the additional space could be kept to a minimum. A smaller insert can be used, as long as a shroud is available that is large enough to cover the additional space.