When I was young, my Grandmother had an electric fireplace in her living room. She brought it out around the holidays, and we loved it. I am so amazed how far these have come. This fireplace is not only aesthetically pleasing year round, but in the colder months, can actually heat a room up to 300 square ft. in size. This is a Garibaldi heating fireplace from BLM Products’ on Amazon. It is 35” in length, and has a very pretty curved design to it. It has an elegant curve, which I really, really love. The heat comes out of the vents on the top of the unit only, which makes it easy to choose your placement for it. I also love the easy mounting design it has. It comes with a mounting plate which you attach to the wall, and then the fireplace attaches to the plate. They even include all the hardware, including the anchors. This fan is equipped with a regular 3 prong plug too, so you will not need a special outlet to operate it. There is no special set up or programming to do upon arrival. It’s a plug and play type of unit. Yes, it comes with a remote, and as we all know, remotes make everything better. I was, however, surprised at this price point, that they do not include the batteries for the remote. It requires 2 AAA batteries. No tool is needed to access the battery compartment. The fireplace is really responsive to the remote as well. The remote has one feature that I really appreciate. It has a hole on the back of it, so you can hang it near your fireplace. But, just in case you lose it, you can fully operate this fireplace manually as well. If you are facing the front of the fireplace screen, the control panel is on the right side. The buttons are clearly labeled as well. Some of the nice features this fireplace has, are:
1. Heat on demand.
2. Can run the fireplace separately from the heat feature, for year round use.
3. Dimmable flames.
4. Timer settings from ½ an hour to 7 ½ hours.
5. Quick mounting ability.
6. 5,000 BTUs at 1500 watts.
7. Whisper quiet functioning.
8. Remote Control
9. The front panel never gets hot to the touch.
I can’t wait for the holidays. We do not have a traditional fireplace, and a fireplace really makes the holidays special to us. It doesn’t stick out far from the wall either, so even if you have a smaller room, you can still hang it in there. It only sticks out approx. 5”. It does need 24” of clearance above it, in case want to hang your TV above it. The fireplace alone setting makes no noise at all. When you have the heater on, you can hear the blower, but it is pretty quiet, nd does not affect your TV watching or conversation. I really like that. It also truly doe not get hot to the touch on the front panel, which is great if you have little ones or pets. My fireplace has been functioning flawlessly. I am really happy about that. It was also designed here in the U.S., which is awesome.
I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – BLM Products’ Garibaldi Heating 35″ Curved Electric Wall Mounted Fireplace w/ Remote – Natural Log Flame Effect & Multiple Heat Settings, Black – USA Seller.
If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C94WKOS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1