10 Questions About Amish Fireplaces

Beth Rice 15/10/2020

Amish fireplaces have become a popular piece of Amish furniture in homes across the country. All of our Amish made fireplaces include electric units, eliminating clean up, increasing safety, saving money and warming the rooms where families spend time together. Each fireplace adds exquisite solid wood style and fine craftsmanship to the room where it is placed.

Amish Hiland Entertainment Center with Electric Fireplace
The Amish Hiland Entertainment Center with Electric Fireplace

Offering a variety of standalone fireplace units, as well as fireplaces built into entertainment centers and TV stands, we get lots of questions on the specifics of Amish fireplaces. How much space will they heat? What’s assembly like? How do I control the temperature? Are they covered under warranty?

We want you to feel relaxed, warm and cozy about using your Amish fireplace, so here are answers to your electric fireplace questions.

10 Amish Electric Fireplace Questions

How much space will an Amish fireplace heat?

Most heating units feature 5,200 BTU heaters. BTU stands for British thermal unit and is defined as the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. These heaters can warm up to 1000 square feet.

How do I control the temperature, and can I change the flame display?

You can change the temperature manually by pushing a button, but Amish fireplaces also come with a remote control that allows you to change the heat setting from the comfort of the couch. Select a comfortable heat setting as well as five different flame displays. Energy efficient LED lights are used to illuminate the flame display. You can opt to use the heat only, flame display only, or use them together and all can be controlled with your remote.

Is there an automatic shut off feature?

Amish fireplaces do have an automatic shut off feature. You can schedule your fireplace to shut off anywhere from 30 minutes up to 9 hours.

Are electric fireplaces clean air quality?

Amish fireplace units are energy efficient. You don’t have to worry about them emitting any hazardous fumes or byproducts. The natural humidity in the air is maintained through the use of infrared quartz heat that won’t dry out the air in the room.

What are the electrical requirements? Do they fit in a standard outlet?

Amish electric fireplaces are portable and you just plug them in. They typically feature a 1500 watt heater that you can plug into a standard 120 volt outlet. We suggest using a dedicated circuit breaker or fuse. You don’t want other items that need to be powered pulling from the same circuit. Do not use an extension cord or surge protector for your unit.

What is zone heating?

Zone heating focuses on warming a smaller area versus the entire house and using an electric fireplace is an ideal way to do it. You might be able to save money on your electric bill by turning down the heat a bit and using an electric fireplace in rooms the family uses the most. This works great for homes in the south that have a short winter season. Opting for an electric fireplace can be just the solution to adding some extra heat during the cold months versus heating the entire house continuously.

What types of fireplaces do you offer?

Amish fireplaces come in standalone units with handsome mantels. They are built into TV stands and entertainment centers, offering added storage around your fireplace. There are even true rustic electric fireplaces made with hickory and cedar wood that are perfect for log cabins and cozy getaways. With Amish fireplaces you also have the option to customize them with wood and finish that work best for your home décor.

Do Amish fireplaces have to be assembled?

Amish fireplaces do not have to be assembled, which is a beautiful, glowing feature in itself. No assembly is required for fireplace units and they are delivered to you ready to plug in! (Note: If you are purchasing a fireplace that’s part of an entertainment center, those pieces would have to be put together, but your fireplace insert will be in place.)

Can they catch on fire? Can the top shelf get too hot?

Even with your fireplace warming the room, all glass fronts on Amish fireplaces feel cool to the touch. The only part of your fireplace that will get hot is the metal grate that’s just above the glass front. You’ll be able to see it glowing bright orange.

The fireplace unit has a “Safer Sensor” that utilizes fire prevention technology to alert you if the heater is obstructed. Your unit will automatically shut off to prevent any damage.

What kind of warranty do they come with?

Many of our fireplace units come with a 1 Year Limited Warranty on the electric fireplace insert.

With no smoke or ashes to deal with, no special tools needed and no fumes to worry about, Amish fireplaces make having a heating unit easier. In addition, they contribute to the style of a room, offer added storage and display space, and don’t forget, at DutchCrafters you can customize yours to fit your home perfectly.

Hopefully, this answers your questions about Amish fireplaces. If not, please email us at questions@dutchcrafters.com or call our team today at 1-866-272-6773.

Amish Rustic Log Fireplace with Mantel and Drawers
The Amish Rustic Log Fireplace with Mantel and Drawers

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  • Bonnie
    August 4, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    I have a 15 year old portable fireplace that has quit throwing heat. Is the case, which is still in great shape, have any value? I hate to throw nice things out but don’t know what to do with it. Please give me your thoughts. Thank you

  • Beth Rice
    August 5, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Hi Bonnie,
    Thank you for your inquiry. Here at DutchCrafters, we sell new furniture by Amish woodworkers and we are not appraisers. We recommend searching the same or a similar product on a site like eBay and seeing what the item is being sold at to help you determine a price. You could also offer it at a local thrift store as they are sometimes able to repair and resell items. If you would like to keep it, we suggest looking for a furniture medic in your area.

    Thank you for your question and for visiting us on Timber to Table.

  • Chester Williams
    October 2, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I have an Amish heater. Where can I get repair. Glendale California.

  • Beth Rice
    October 5, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Hello Chester,
    I would suggest contacting the company you purchased the heater from to see if they can direct you on where to get it repaired.

    Thank you for your question and for visiting us on Timber to Table.

  • Cheryl
    October 12, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I have an Amish fireplace. The fan is extremely noisy. Any suggestions?

  • Beth Rice
    October 13, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Hi Cheryl,
    We would suggest contacting the place you purchased your fireplace from to see if they could help with the fan noise.

    Thank you for your question and for visiting us on Timber to Table.

  • John
    October 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I have Amish fireplace the fireplace insert has quit working 24 hx21w any way to purchase a replacement insert?

  • Beth Rice
    October 20, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Hi John,
    We would recommend contacting the company you purchased the fireplace from to see if they can supply you with a replacement.

    Thank you for your question and for visiting us on Timber to Table.

  • Iisa hearon
    January 3, 2022 at 11:53 am

    I have an Amish heater and I do not have the remote how can I get it to come on without the remote

  • Beth Rice
    January 5, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Hello Lisa,

    Most electric fireplace units should have a control panel somewhere on the main unit. There should be a power button that you can push manually. If you do not find one on your heater, I would suggest contacting the company the heater was purchased from to see if they can offer assistance.
    Thank you for your question and for visiting us on Timber to Table.

  • Lynn McDonald
    September 22, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    I need a replacement

    light bar where can I get one

  • Beth Rice
    October 3, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Hello Lynn,
    We would recommend contacting the manufacturer for replacement parts. That should be your best option.
    Thanks for your question and for visiting us on Timber to Table.

  • Mary Lou Anderson
    October 9, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    I will have to use an extension cord for my fireplace that I love. I have moved and there is no outlet where I am putting it. What size extension cord would I need. Thank you.

  • Beth Rice
    October 11, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Hello Mary Lou,
    Unfortunately, it’s not safe to power an electric fireplace with an extension cord. They are meant to be plugged directly into an outlet. We would not recommend powering your electric fireplace with an extension cord.
    Thank you for your question and for visiting us on Timber to Table.

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