Best Infrared Electric Fireplace

Last Updated December 18, 2020 By Bella Zinti

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This winter, you’ll likely be spending a lot more time at home. Why not spend it cozied up with the family in front of a warm fire?

Infrared electric fireplace heaters offer an energy-saving, affordable way to warm your space this winter. While they may look like traditional wood stoves and mantel fireplaces, these infrared electric fireplace heaters rely solely on infrared technology to provide heat. Plus, most offer a heat-less flame setting that can be enjoyed any time of year. They’re energy-efficient, smoke-free, and seldom require maintenance, making them a safe, practical choice for any home. These perks make electric fireplace heaters ideal alternatives to traditional gas or wood fireplaces.

Not only are these infrared electric fireplace heaters aesthetically pleasing, but they also provide supplemental heat that can turn even the coldest, draftiest space into your favorite room of the house. With the stylish, energy-saving, and affordable options below, you’ll stay warm and cozy all winter long.

Below, you’ll find the ten best infrared electric fireplaces to keep your home heated in style.

10 Best infrared electric fireplace

Best Overall

Real Flame Aspen Electric Fireplace

When it comes to creating the authentic look and feel of a traditional fireplace, you can’t beat the Aspen Electric Fireplace by Real Flame. The electric fireplace heater is available in two shades of weathered barn wood timber— chestnut and grey— constructed with eye-catching iron accents and a mantel that’s perfect for hanging Christmas stockings.

The electric fireplace heater offers five different flame colors that can be displayed with or without heat for year-round enjoyment. In addition to heating the room, the electric fireplace also doubles as a storage unit. The sides feature hidden side doors with shelves for storage. The 1500 Watt heater measures 48.5 in. wide x 38.25 in. high x 13.5 in. deep, and it provides supplemental heat for up to 1000 square feet.


  • Made of weathered barn wood timber, iron accents, and veneered MDF construction.
  • Offers hidden side doors feature shelves for storage.
  • Includes mantel, electric firebox with remote control; programmable thermostat, time function, multiple flame color options, dynamic glowing embers, and ultra-bright VividFlame Infrared LED technology.
  • 5 Flame brightness levels.

Worth the Splurge

MagikFlame Electric Fireplace with Mantel

If you’re looking to invest in a high-quality infrared electric fireplace heater you can enjoy for years and years to come, MagikFlame’s Electric Fireplace with Mantel is worth the splurge. The freestanding electric fireplace heater boasts 30 different ultra-realistic flames that use patented HoloFlame video technology of actual burning fires. Users can also adjust the volume and setting of the 22 other realistic flame and nature sounds through a convenient app.

The white mantel fireplace heater measures 52 in. wide x 45 in. high x 15 in deep and has a luxury feel that makes it an ideal choice for any new home or remodeled room. The 1,500 Watt infrared quartz heater can comfortably heat up to 1,000 square feet. Plus, it’s made in the USA of high-quality wood and “solid-state” electronics built to last.


  • 30 ultra-realistic flames that simulate wood, and gas fires. MagikFlame electric fireplace heater uses patented HoloFlame video technology of actual burning fire. 
  • Available for iPad and iPhone smartphone App control. These intuitive and easy to use controls can be used from any room in the home. Features flame selection, power functions, volume levels, heat control, sleep timer, and nature sounds.
  • Simulates 26 authentic log crackling log sounds.

Best Budget-Friendly Option

Home Decorators Collection Infrared Wall Mount Fireplace

At just $199, this infrared electric fireplace wall mount from Home Decorators Collection is an affordable way to add supplemental heat to any living room, bedroom, or den. With an ember bed made of crystal beads and an LED-lit flame-effect, the minimalist style suits any style of home. The unit can be mounted on a wall or propped on a table using an included stand. It measures 42 in wide x 21 in. high x 5.95 in. deep.

The 1,500 Watt heater offers an adjustable temperature and an LED flame effect that operates with or without heat. With seven flame lames, ember bed color options, and brightness settings, you can adjust your fireplace to fit any mood. This contemporary wall-mounted infrared electric fireplace is a worthy addition to any open wall space.


  • 7-level flame and ember bed brightness settings
  • LED flame effect operates with or without heat
  • Adjustable temperature

Best Faux Stone 

Foundry Select Carbajal Electric Fireplace

If you’re looking for an electric fireplace that adds both warmth and rustic charm to your space, you can’t go wrong with Foundry Select’s Carabajal Electric Fireplace. The wood mantel and faux-stone face offer a modern take on a traditional cabin design reminiscent of your favorite mountainside lodge. It comes fully assembled and only requires a simple electric plug-in.

The chic electric fireplace measures 36 in. wide x 34 in. high x 11.5 in. deep. The unit’s 1000 Watt infrared heater provides enough heating capacity of up to 1000 square feet, and it uses a thermal overload stop to prevent overheating. It’s adjustable temperature, and four flickering flame settings can be tuned to your liking using a convenient remote control. 


  • Four flickering flames effect settings
  • Flame effect operates with or without heat
  • Ultra-quiet blower with DC motor

Best Corner Unit

Topeka Innovative Concepts Oak Infrared Quartz Electric Fireplace

This impressive corner electric fireplace from Topeka Innovative Concepts combines modern infrared technology’s energy-efficiency with traditional Amish craftsmanship and quality. It’s crafted from solid American oak and finished with an oak stain by the Indiana Amish community.

The corner unit measures 60 in wide x 32.5 in high x 22 in. deep, complete with a space-saving storage shelf on top. It’s 1,500 Watt LED electric infrared quartz heater can warm up to 1,000 square feet and has a 100,000-hour lifespan. A small remote control can be used to adjust the flame color, speed, and intensity— including a heat-free setting you can enjoy during the summer months.


  • Solid American oak cabinet with oak stain finish crafted in the Indiana Amish community
  • The built-in thermostat automatically regulates room temperature
  • Five flame colors, five flame intensity options, and five flame speeds
  • Flame effect operates with or without heat

Best Media Console

Walker Edison Farmhouse Wood and Metal Electric Fireplace

This Walker Edison electric fireplace boasts a modern farmhouse design that comes in two rich shades— grey and reclaimed barn wood. The 1,350 Watt heater also doubles as a media console and storage unit, complete with cable management features that easily hide cords. Thanks to engineered wood and iron accents, the fireplace media stand can support up to 250 lbs and fit up to a 65 inch TV. The unit itself measures 60 in. wide x 25 in. high x 15.5 in. deep.

Both the heat and fireplace display can be turned on individually for year-round use. The fireplace comes fully assembled, so the only setup required is plugging the 6 ft. cord into a standard outlet. Walker Edison also makes coordinating bookshelves, coffee tables, and end tables to complete your living room.


  • Flame effect operates with or without heat
  • Cable management features to run cords in the back of the TV stand

Most Aesthetically-Pleasing

Aiden Lane Marble Color Changing Fireplace

Aiden Lane’s minimalist faux-marble fireplace is the ideal centerpiece for any interior space. Its sophisticated design adds a luxurious feel— along with 1,400 Watts worth of warmth— to the room without requiring any professional installation. Simply plug it in, and voila!

In addition to the faux-marble finish, this modern infrared fireplace has color-changing LED lights that mimic a real flame. The rectangular design measures 33.25 in. wide x 32.25 in high x 14.25 in. deep. Its thermostat, timer, logs, and flame colors can all be adjusted using a remote control. Plus, its self-regulating heater safely shuts itself off when it reaches your desired temperature. 


  • Color changing electric fireplace w/ all-over faux marble composition
  • The safe, self-regulating heater turns off when the desired temperature is met
  • Remote control easily adjusts thermostat, timer, logs, and flames separately

Best Faux Wood Stove

Duraflame Infrared Freestanding Stove

The Duraflame 3D Infrared Electric Fireplace Stove combines the convenience and energy-efficiency of a modern infrared heater with the classic look of a traditional wood stove. It comes in five stylish colors: black, navy, grey, cream, and red. The life-like flames and realistic ember bed rely on a 1,500 Watt infrared heater instead of real wood, making it a safe choice for homes with small children or pets.

Users can adjust the flames, thermostat, and on/off timer using the multi-function remote control that comes with the unit. The exterior metal frame measures 24 in. wide x 23.4 in. high x 12.9 in. deep. At only 34 lbs, the fireplace is light enough to move from room to room, offering an easy and economical solution for heating multiple rooms in your home.


  • Flame effect operates with or without heat
  • Provides supplemental heat up to 1,000 square feet
  • 3D flame effect
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting

Best Electric Logs

Greentouch Electric Fireplace Logs

If your home has a traditional wood fireplace, you can still enjoy sitting by the warmth of the fireside without the soot and smoke. Electric fireplace logs mimic the glowing embers of a low-burning fire using a flame-less infrared quartz heater. This electric log set from Greentouch is the perfect way to warm your home with the fire hazard of an open flame.

To create the flickering effect of a real fire, the electric heater projects a flame effect onto the back wall of your existing fireplace. Users can adjust the flame’s size and shape by altering the distance between the log set and the wall behind it. The temperature and flame brightness can be adjusted using the remote control included with the set. The 1500 Watt heater measures 23 in. wide x 13 in. high x 8.5 in. deep.


  • Projects flame effect onto the back wall surface
  • You can change the flame size and sharpness by adjusting the distance of the log set from the wall.

Best Wall Mount

Real Flame DiNatale Electric Wall Fireplace

Real Flame’s DiNatale wall-mounted infrared fireplace will add a modern touch to any space in your home. Made from black steel and tempered glass, the heating unit serves as both a supplemental heat source and a work of art. Users can use a remote control to conveniently choose between multiple heat settings, six brightness levels, and two flame color options— orange and blue.

The sleek style measures 50 in. wide x 17.75 in. high x 5.25 in. deep. The 1400 Watt heater can comfortably warm up to 400 square feet. Weighing just 46 lbs, it’s surprisingly easy to mount on your wall. The fireplace also comes with a remote, mounting bracket, and the hardware required for installation.


  • Made from black cold-rolled steel and tempered glass.
  • Six brightness settings; multiple heat settings.
  • Two-way color change: Orange or Blue flame.

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About the author

Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.