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How to Switch a Gas or Wood Burning Fireplace to Electric

Make the Switch: How to transform a gas or wood burning fireplace to electric


Are you tired of the hassle and restrictions associated with traditional gas fireplaces? It's time to convert your fireplace with a sustainable and convenient option – an electric fireplace and a custom frame. At ADDCO, we're very knowledgeable about helping homeowners make the switch to electric fireplaces; offering a wide range of stylish and efficient models to suit every taste and budget.


Gone are the days of struggling with gas lines and chimney maintenance. With electric fireplaces, you can enjoy the cozy ambiance of a fire at the touch of a button. 


Here are just a few reasons why electric fireplaces are the perfect choice for your home:


Easy Installation & Operation


Say goodbye to complicated installations and hello to simplicity! Our electric fireplaces require no chimney, no venting, and no gas line, giving you the freedom to install them yourself. When you opt for an insert for your existing fireplace, you'll love how easy it is to create the perfect atmosphere in any room.


Eco-Friendly Benefits


Our models produce zero emissions and can be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power. With an electric fireplace, you can enjoy warmth and comfort all year round. Zone heating is a great way to warm a room efficiently. 




Our units are highly efficient, converting nearly all of their electricity consumption into heat. Unlike gas fireplaces, which lose heat through chimneys and require constant fuel replenishment, electric fireplaces provide consistent warmth without breaking the bank.


Ready to convert your fireplace to electric? Here's how to transform your home with an electric fireplace and custom faceplate:


  1. Consultation with a Professional:

   Start by consulting with one of our experts to determine the best electric fireplace solution for your home. We'll assess your project and provide recommendations tailored to your needs and preferences.


  1. Measurement and Selection:

   Measure the space where you plan to install your electric fireplace and browse our wide selection of models to find the perfect fit. Whether you prefer a classic insert or a sleek linear design, we have options to suit every style. Don’t worry about finding an exact fit, we can make a trim for nearly any fireplace to cover any gaps.


  1. Preparing Your Existing Fireplace


Closure of Gas Line:

   Once you've chosen your electric fireplace, it's time to say goodbye to your old gas fireplace. Contact your local gas company for information on how to safely shut off the gas supply and disconnect the gas line, to ensure a smooth transition to electric.

Sealing a Wood-burning Fireplace

   Contact your local fireplace specialist or chimney sweep to cap your chimney and clean out any soot and debris buildup. They may recommend shutting your damper, as well. 


  1. Installation of Electric Insert:

   With the gas or wood burning fireplace prepared, simply place the electric fireplace inside the hole. The electric fireplace insert needs to be level with the opening, so if your opening dips down behind the hearth, place a shim under the fireplace to make it even with the opening. L-brackets can be used to further stabilize the insert. Attach your custom trim to the front of the fireplace. Plug it in and voila! You have a functional fireplace at the click of a button. 


Ready to make the switch to electric? Explore our collection of electric fireplaces today and take the first step towards transforming your home into a cozy oasis of comfort and style. With the help of ADDCO, the possibilities are endless!