Looking for an electric fireplace but have little to no room at home? Well, then you’d probably benefit from a small electric fireplace!
Below, we’ll have a look at 15 great compact electric fireplace options, as well as will talk about the benefits of compact fireplaces that you may have never thought about!
Benefits Of A Small Electric Fireplace
How can a small electric fireplace benefit you? Although you may already have an idea, there are some things that may have never crossed your mind:
- Small electric fireplaces are light and can thus be very easily moved around.
- Some small fireplaces can be placed not only on the floor but also on any surface that’s not combustible.
- Some small fireplaces (called fireplace inserts) may be installed in an existing wood-burning fireplace and thus don’t need additional floor space.
- Small fireplaces allow for zone heating, which can be fairly cost-efficient when you don’t need heat in your entire home.
- And, of course, small electric fireplaces occupy little room and are great if you lack free space.
15 Best Small Electric Fireplaces to Buy for Small Homes
Thanks to its legless design, this small electric fireplace by e-Flame sized at 17 x 14 x 9 (H x W x D) inches may be used pretty much anywhere. And boasting a body that stays cool to the touch, this fireplace can be relocated at any time you want.
This fireplace is light and fairly easy to tip, but the auto shutoff feature will be there to turn the fireplace off if this happens. The shutoff will also engage if the fireplace starts to overheat.
In terms of heating performance, this small fireplace is solid as well – producing up to 3,751 BTUs, it can provide heat to up to 400 square feet room. This thing is also fan-assisted for a quicker heat spread. Besides, you get to choose from two heating settings for increased efficiency and comfort.
If you want a little more powerful electric fireplace, then the Suburbs TS17 by TURBRO may be a good option. In fact, it’s even smaller than the e-Flame fireplace, sized at 10,5 x 13 x 7 (H x W x D) inches!
With a heat output of 4,777 BTUs, this little guy is claimed to be able to heat up to 500-1,000 square feet areas. And judging by user reviews, TURBRO isn’t too far off the truth by claiming such numbers.
Another great feature in this fireplace is the adjustable thermostat that should allow you to save money while keeping the room comfortably warm. In addition, you are getting safety features like an auto shutoff and a body that stays cool to the touch. The TS17 is also CSA-certified, which may matter to some people.
If you are looking for a smaller heater, then this guy by Air Choice might interest you.
Rated at just 500 watts, this electric fireplace is advertised as a personal heater. This little electric fireplace probably won’t be the best option for whole-room heating.
However, it’s more compact (9.1″ W x 6″ D x 9.9″ H) and lightweight and is a solid option for localized heating.
The Air Choice heater doesn’t have a thermostat, but it has two heat settings to choose from, and you can also run it with flame and no heat. It has auto shut-off feature and is ETL listed for your safety.
The CZFP1 Mini electric fireplace by Comfort Zone is similar to the e-flame fireplace listed at the beginning feature-wise, but it’s a little bit smaller and cheaper.
This thing’s listed size is a more compact 10.8 x 7.9 x 14.1 (W x D x H) inches, and its max output is at around 1,200 watts. It thus should be good enough for up to around 300-350 square feet spaces.
Like the e-flame fireplace, the CZFP1 fireplace has 2 heat settings, fan-assisted heating, auto shutoff, as well as a body that stays cool to the touch. Given its lower coverage and price, this fireplace should be a better option for smaller spaces.
Offering fairly respectable coverage of 200-300 square feet, this mini electric fireplace is quite compact – it’s sized at just 14.5 x 7.87 x 9.67 (W x D x H) inches!
In terms of features, this small electric fireplace is good as well. While it doesn’t have a thermostat, it has 2 heat settings to choose from. Furthermore and more importantly, it has safety features like overheating protection and the main body that stays cool to the touch.
This mini electric fireplace also has a similar aesthetic to the e-Flame fireplace we’ve overviewed at the very beginning. With that said, this unit will probably be a better option for smaller rooms.
If you don’t mind having a bulkier mini electric fireplace and have a bigger budget, then this guy by FLAME&SHADE might be an excellent option for you.
This electric fireplace is fairly large, sized at 18.5 x 10.6 x 24 (W x D x H) inches. But it’s also the most feature-rich unit overviewed so far!
A feature we haven’t yet seen is the timer that allows you to run this heater for the desired length of time. Not only that, but this electric fireplace has a thermostat, fan-forced low and high heat settings, overheating protection, as well as 3 flame and fuel bed brightness levels.
Finally, the heat coverage of this thing is also solid – rated at 1,500 watts, the FLAME&SHADE fireplace can cover up to 400 square feet rooms.
If you’d rather trade the FLAME&SHADE electric fireplace’s timer for a tip-over safety shutoff, then the DFS-450-2 Carleton fireplace by Duraflame seems like a good alternative.
The DFS-450-2 does have a tip-over shutoff, but it doesn’t have a timer feature. With that said, you are still getting major features like the adjustable thermostat, overheating protection, and 400 square feet of coverage.
Lastly, size-wise, this electric fireplace may be a better option for you as well – measuring 19.7 x 16.2 x 11.6 inches (H x W x D), this fireplace is a little bit deeper but noticeably shorter than the FLAME&SHADE unit.
Looking for a less expensive electric fireplace that has quite the oomph? Have a look at this unit by Warmtec.
Even though this 1,500W electric fireplace doesn’t have a thermostat or a timer feature, it has up to 500 square feet of coverage! For added comfort and efficiency, it also has two heat settings to choose from.
In terms of safety, the Warmtec electric fireplace is decent – it has a high-temperature shutoff, but it has no tip-over protection. Again, be careful with this thing if you have kids or pets.
Finally, when it comes to size, the Warmtec electric fireplace is reasonably sized at just 14.3 x 7.83 x 9.76 (D x W x H) inches.
If you have an unused wood-burning fireplace, then this fireplace insert by PuraFlame should be an excellent option for you. Mounted inside the fireplace, this thing will need no additional area in your room.
This unit is a bit bulky, sized at 24.8 x 8.78 x 21.46 (L x W x D) inches, but since it’s intended to be mounted in a fireplace, you won’t really notice its size.
The PuraFlame fireplace is solid in terms of features as well. Among the important benefits of this fireplace is the adjustable thermostat with a temperature range of 60-84 degrees Fahrenheit, electronic temperature control for more precise temperature setting, and 3 flame intensity & brightness settings.
And when it comes to coverage, PuraFlame claims that this electric fireplace can heat up to 400 square feet areas.
While the HOMCOM electric fireplace won’t go inside your wood-burning fireplace, it’s dimensions of 16.25 x 11 x 21.5 (W x D x H) inches mean that it won’t be taking too much room. And in terms of features, this electric fireplace is no worse than PuraFlame’s unit, and it’s even better in some areas!
Unlike the PuraFlame electric fireplace, the HOMCOM fireplace has overheating protection and a tip-over safety shutoff. The latter is not really necessary with insert fireplaces, but overheating protection is a nice thing to have, which the PuraFlame unit doesn’t.
When it comes to heating, this little guy is great – it has two heat settings, an adjustable thermostat, and adjustable flame brightness. As for room coverage, it’s a very decent 323 square feet.
Thanks to its white color, the GMHome electric fireplace is one of the more eye-catching units on our list. Aside from that, it’s going to be a better option for bright interiors. And sized at just 15 x 10.6 x 22 (W x D x H) inches, this unit will likely be a good choice if you have very little room to spare.
Feature-wise, the GMHome electric fireplace isn’t too remarkable – most importantly, it doesn’t have an integrated fireplace to help you increase heating efficiency. It does have two heat settings and adjustable flame brightness though, thus allowing you to somewhat control your bill and home comfort.
The heating coverage of this electric fireplace is 400 square feet as well, which is fairly typical of fireplaces of its size.
Lastly, what this thing does have is safety features – namely, the familiar tip-over safety shutoff and overheating protection.
Yet another electric fireplace insert on our list! This one’s actually noticeably more compact than the PuraFlame insert – it’s sized at 19.66 x 9.85 x 18.54 (L x W x H) inches.
With that said, when it comes to heat controls, the JAMFLY electric fireplace isn’t as versatile – it has no thermostat and just offers 2 heat settings to choose from. At the high setting, this thing can cover up to 400 square feet spaces.
Remarkably, JAMFLY boasts 7 flame brightness settings. While we think that looks are secondary to heating performance, the increased number of brightness options may be a big benefit for some people.
If you have very limited space, then this mini electric fireplace by GMHome may be an excellent option for you. It’s sized at just 13.5 x 6.8 x 9.8 (L x W x H) inches, as well as weighs only 11.7 pounds (most other fireplaces on our list weigh closer to 20 pounds).
With this in mind, this GMHome electric fireplace will take up very little space, as well as will be very easy to move around.
In terms of features, the GMHome small fireplace is solid – it has two heat settings along with safety features like overheating protection and tip-over shutoff.
Of course, there are some sacrifices you need to make to achieve compactness – this unit is rated at 1,200 watts, whereas most other units overviewed are at 1,400 or 1,500 watts. The heat coverage here is again claimed to be 400 square feet, but this thing will probably cover less than more powerful units.
The Crane electric fireplace is a little bulkier than the GMHome mini fireplace (12.5 x 15 x 7.5 inches, W x H x D), but it’s also a fairly interesting option to consider.
The main eye-catcher in this fireplace is its shape that somewhat resembles a speaker. This electric fireplace is pretty sleek overall, and it should be a good fit for more modern interiors.
When it comes to heating, this electric fireplace is similar to many others – it has 2 heat settings (750 & 1,500W), a body that stays cool to the touch, as well as overheating protection. Unfortunately, this unit doesn’t have tip-over protection, so be sure to be careful with it.
Finally, we have this powerful electric fireplace by VIVOHOME that is claimed to heat up to 1,000 square feet spaces! But in spite of its high heat output, this thing is fairly compact – its listed size is just 18.4 x 16.2 x 10.6 (H x W x D) inches.
Aside from the high heat output, this unit also has an integrated thermostat to allow for more efficient heating. It also has flame color settings, as well as overheating protection and a tip-over shutoff. The last two are really nice to have in any fireplace, and especially in one that’s this powerful.