What kind of outlet do you need for an electric fireplace?

120-volt plugs

Most electric fireplaces have 120-volt plugs that are grounded for protection. So they only need a 120-volt outlet to operate. But this outlet must be on a dedicated circuit breaker or fuse. These power requirements match the power outlets of most homes.

Do I need a dedicated circuit for electric fireplace?

Most electric fireplaces can be plugged into a standard 120 Volt outlet, and no dedicated circuit is required.

How do you install an electrical outlet above a fireplace?

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Quote from Youtube video: But that is how you cut in a cut in box okay we just finished cutting the hole up above the fireplace. That's going to house this box for our outlet. Now we need to cut a hole over.

Does a gas fireplace need a special switch?

What type of wall switch for a gas fireplace? Gas fireplace wall switches are toggle switches that work at a ‘millivolt’ level. Meaning, they operate within very low voltage(200-1000 millivolt) instead of a regular 120V switch.

Can a TV and electric fireplace be plugged into the same outlet?

A TV can be placed above an electric fireplace on the same wall as long as the TV doesn’t block the outlet to the heater on the electric fireplace, or be in the way of the heat.

How do you wire an electric fireplace insert?

To plug in an electric fireplace insert before being installed, take the power cable out the back of the electric insert and plug it into the electrical outlet located either inside or outside of the existing fireplace firebox. Ensure that the outlet is turned on before installing the insert.

Can I put an electrical outlet in a fireplace?

All electric fireplace inserts plug into standard household power outlets. If you want to keep the area around your fireplace free of hanging cords, you will need to install an outlet inside of your existing fireplace.

How many amps does an electric fireplace need?

Electric fireplaces use approximately the same amount of electricity as the average space heater. Since most fireplaces operate on a standard household outlet, they use 120 volts to power the internal heater and draw about 1,500 watts at 12.5 amps.

Can an electric fireplace be plugged into power strip?

While some electrical devices can sometimes safely be plugged into a power strip or surge protector, like a coffee maker, toaster, or microwave oven, you should never plug electric fireplaces into one of these.

How do you wire a gas fireplace switch?

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How much does it cost to add a switch to a gas fireplace?

Gas Log Fireplace Installation Cost

Installing gas logs on a vent-free or vented unit will cost between $200 and $1,000. The model and size will dictate the price. You can control the BTUs with an electrical switch, and this will add between $250 and $500 to your gas fireplace installation costs.

Can you put a switch on a gas fireplace?

The short answer is yes, you can add a fireplace switch to gas logs, fire glass, and other hearths. The more detailed answer is some fireplaces and fire pits may require the installation of a different gas valve type. There are a few types of fireplaces and fire pits that are the exception, but most can be switched.

Does gas fireplace insert need electricity?

1 – Will my gas stove and fireplace need electricity to work? No. Rather than requiring electricity, gas stoves and fireplaces generate their own electricity. This is accomplished with a thermopile that is integrated into the pilot light.

Will a gas fireplace stay on if the power goes out?

Gas & wood fireplaces will continue to work safely during a power outage. These fireplaces do not require electricity for venting and can be used safely during a power outage.

How does a gas fireplace with a switch work?

HOW DOES YOUR GAS FIREPLACE START? When you flip a wall switch, click your remote control or the thermostat starts calling for heat, the gas valve on your fireplace will open. Gas valves generate their own electricity and operate on millivolts, a very small amount of electricity.

Should the pilot light always be on gas fireplace?

We recommend that you turn off your gas fireplace pilot light seasonally. Turning off your gas fireplace’s pilot light can save a substantial amount of energy and money. It is important to remember that not all gas fireplaces have “standing” pilot light, or, a pilot light that is “always on”.

Is it OK to leave the pilot light on in a gas fireplace?

Generally speaking, it is safe to leave your continuous pilot light on at all times, assuming it stays lit (more on this in a moment). While it does cost more to keep your pilot light on in between uses, it can actually have some benefits to your system.

How do you bypass electric switch on gas fireplace?

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Quote from Youtube video: So open the door. And remove the access panel. The next step is to find the battery tray which is located underneath the fireplace on this unit is velcroed to the bottom. So you simply remove that.

How do you replace a electric fireplace switch?

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Quote from Youtube video: So you want to remove all your wires. With wires removed there are two metal wings holding this into place what you're going to do is you're gonna squeeze it and push outward.

What is a millivolt switch?

This light switch is specifically designed to control a gas log set that utilizes a millivolt pilot control. This pilot system has a small flame that generates power for the unit’s gas valve to operate. As a result, they do not require outside power to operate and can be used in the event of a power outage.