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Where does the heat comes from in the electric fire?

by Chris Eltham

Wall Mounted Electric Fire Heat Venting?

Where does the heat come from?

This is a question we get asked all the time about our wall mounted electric fires. It is covered briefly in our FAQ page:


We will cover this query in more detail now.

Many customers want to have item above the wall mounted electric fires, whether that be a TV, mirror, painting or a mantel. Sometimes the customer wants to hang the wall mounted fire into the existing mantel as shown below:

small black glass LED wall mounted electric fire

The heat comes from the top of the above fire and most of our wall fire range, the heat is angled into the room so it doesn`t go directly upwards. Our recommendation is that an 8inch gap is left between the top of the fireplace and an item above, this will allow the heat to escape and not impact the item above, of course the more the gap, the better.

Some people worry about a TV being above the wall mounted electric fire, this isn`t an issue, the TV may get a tiny bit warm underneath if the gap isn`t substantial but this will not damage the TV - of course we do recommend the aforementioned 8inch+ gap as a minimum.

The image below shows one of our wall mounted electric fires with a TV and soundbar above.

black truflame LED modern wall mounted electric fire with side LEDs

Some of our wall hung electric fire range have the heat coming out of the front of the fire. The main reason for this is that these fireplaces can also be inset into a cavity space and therefore if this is done the heat needs to exit from the front of the electric fireplace.

The models where this occurs are as follows:

72 inch inset large wall mounted electric fire

50 inch inset large wall mounted electric fires

36 inch black inset wall mounted electric fire

As the heat exits the front of these wall mounted electric fires no gap is required for an item to be above the fireplace.

This is very appealing to the customer when there isn`t much space.

You can see some images below where customers have applied this method.

50 inch inset wall hung electric fire with TV above

50 inch inset wall hung electric fire with TV above

Many Thanks

Chris - MD



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