How To: Cleaning Your Electric Fireplace
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Purchasing an electric fireplace can be a great addition for a home, especially during the winter months. It’s a great source for additional heat and provides a great aesthetic to any room. Imagine family conversation around the fireplace following Thanksgiving dinner or the kids opening presents at Christmas with a fire going in the background. It’s like getting your own movie backdrop right in your home.
Owning a linear electric fireplace isn’t a completely carefree option for those who want to have a fireplace in their home. Like wood fireplaces, there is a level of maintenance required for electric fireplaces. We’ll give you a how-to on cleaning and maintaining your linear electric fireplace with these quick and easy steps.
Disconnect from Power Source - Before you get started, the first step is to turn off the heater and let the fireplace cool completely. Unplug the electric fireplace from its power source as well so the fireplace remains off throughout cleaning. This prevents the risk of any injury from burns or heat and allows you to clean and maintain your fireplace safely.
Check All Electrical Components - Now that the device is unplugged and cooled, there is still one more step in preparation before you start the cleaning process. You want to examine the fireplace and all of its electrical components to make sure there aren’t any wires or plugs that are worn or frayed. This can be a fire hazard, so make sure all wires and plugs are in good condition. If there is a frayed or worn wire, you can contact a professional to repair or replace them.
Cleaning the Heater - Now you can start cleaning the fireplace. First, start with the heater. Use a clean, dry cloth and wipe down the surface of the heater. You can also use the soft brush from a vacuum to clean the heater outlets, removing any dust from the heater to keep it running smoothly.
Cleaning the Glass - Using instructions from the fireplace manual, remove the front glass panel from the fireplace. One you have removed it, you can clean both sides. Be sure to not use any abrasive cleaner. It can scratch the glass and leave unwanted marks. Instead, use a clean, dry cloth to remove dust and a damp cloth to get rid of any fingerprints or other markings. Dry the glass with a lint free cloth to prevent any water spots from forming and you’re done.
Dust Off the Interior - Dust can also build up inside the fireplace, so use a clean, dry cloth to wipe down the interior of the fireplace. Using the cloth, you can gently dust off the interior logs or glass to remove any traces of dust. Once you are finished with this step, the glass can be replaced, again using instructions from the manual.
And just like that, you’re done and ready to enjoy your fireplace again. It’s that simple!
This is one of the benefits to a linear electric fireplace. It’s so easy to maintain and provides that extra touch to your home. There’s no massive cleanup with ashes like a wood fireplace or gas lines that need to be ventilated. It’s as simple as turning off the heater, unplugging the power source and cleaning everything. It also doesn’t need to be cleaned often. Usually an annual dusting is enough to keep your fireplace running efficiently. It’s as low maintenance as it gets for fireplaces and allows you to just sit back, relax and enjoy.
At Embers Living, we have a wide selection on linear electric fireplaces that can fit any room or space you are looking to upgrade. With brands like Napoleon, Dimplex, Amantii and more, we can provide exactly what you are looking for in a fireplace. These units are efficient, easy to use and of course easy to clean and maintain. It’s perfect for adding a fireplace to your home without all the hassle.
We’re all about enhancing your lifestyle, and what better way to do that than with a brand new fireplace in your home. We don’t just personally sell our products, we use them, so we know what goes into the purchase, installation and maintenance of a fireplace. Our mission is to provide great products and educate customers on them so they can be enjoyed to the fullest.
You may be looking into the purchase of a fireplace and not quite sure which one is right for you or your home or you might have questions on what is needed before you make that purchase. Contact us today and we’ll help you get the right fireplace that is perfect for your home. We’re always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
So get yourself ready for the winter months and add a new fireplace to your home today with Embers Living!