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Electric Fire Recommendation

  • 31-08-2021 7:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭


    Hi,

    Any recommendations for an electric fire for a living room in a new build? There will be a 43 inch tv above it and the depth of the studwork is 150mm

    Thanks,

    Moving from P&H to Electrical

    Wearb



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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭2011


    Electric fires are best avoided if possible as the running costs are very high. If I was opting for electric heating I would consider an oil filled rad.

    Also, I would strongly recommend that you do not mount a TV above an electric fire. Heat rises and electronics do not like to get hot!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭caoimhe_kelly


    It's more for aesthetic reasons really as opposed as a heat source



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭2011




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,695 ✭✭✭poker--addict


    Is there anything like the Dimplex optimist which throws out some heat too.


    i have a 21 inch see through fire place to resolve

    😎



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  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭caoimhe_kelly


    Apologies for resurrecting this..

    Any recommendations for an electric fire for a living room in a new build? Depth of the studwork is 150mm

    Wondering if there are any thin electrical fires new to the market? Heat is optional too! Dont really mind if it it just visual



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,293 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    Stick a Youtube video of a fire on the TV, it's what we do at Christmas!

    Here's what you could have won.



  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭caoimhe_kelly




  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭mickward


    Google Dimplex Vivente, or Dimplex XLF Ignite, both look good in feature walls.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,959 ✭✭✭kirk.


    My head hurts when I see TVs mounted over stoves and fireplaces.Maybe it doesn't affect them too much



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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,716 ✭✭✭✭Sleeper12


    I know the heat isn't good for them but it's the height itself that gets to me. Any TV installed higher than a fireplace is way too high in a standard sized sitting room.

    I'd never in a million years sit in the front row of the cinema because I'd have a creak in my neck by the end of the movie. 😊



  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭caoimhe_kelly


    Slight change of plan here and looking for ideas from the experts on here

    Going to go with a deeper electric fire as the options available are much better. Thinking something with a max depth of 300mm. But I want to retain the overall stud depth of 150mm (it's a small room) but just build something around the fire itself so to hide it's edges. Something say like this....(pic just pulled from google)

    ...stud depth of 150mm is retained but a surround for the fire is built

    Any other ideas like in the pic above? Thanks!



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭meercat


    I wouldn’t bother boxing it in. It’ll look much worse. The One I linked previously only has a depth of 130mm and unless you can see it side on I wouldn’t bother. It’s the same depth as the tv above



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭2011


    Ideally the center of the TV is at eye level when sitting down. That way you are neither looking up nor down and the picture does not appear distorted. With energy prices soaring and unlikely to ever be reasonably priced again the current trend is to avoid electric heaters. Installing them may date a property. Just like rows of halogen downlighting was a very much a trend of the nineties. Personally I think the minimalist look is best, less is more i.e. ditch the fire.



  • Registered Users Posts: 288 ✭✭JL555


    You mentioned heat is optional , google 'heatless electric fireplace' plenty of cool enough stuff out there. You can also get one that do give out heat but have an option to with off the heat setting and just have the look of the fire.

    We were going to go with one of those but opted for a real inset stove instead, just personal preference.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,293 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark


    What a ridiculous waste of money tbh.

    Here's what you could have won.



  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭newfy


    I have a Stanley electric fire that is integrated into the wall….looks excellent, great as an accessory heating source to your central heating! It’s not expensive to run…once you set the stat on remote for what ever temp you want the room at the fire will then just kick in and out to maintain heat of room! So it’s not going the whole time unless you want the room stupidly hot where the fire is going for longer!

    Flame is also very realistic! Electric fires have come along way.



  • Registered Users Posts: 49 abbey


    Hi,

    Just wondering what are the running costs like currently with the large increases in the cost of electricity?



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