Duraflame DFI020ARU Electric Fireplace Insert with Heater Review

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Duraflame, a well-known reputable company making the best quality electric fireplaces and stoves, makes this durable and lovely Duraflame DFI020ARU electric fireplace insert with heater.  Place this insert into a former masonry fireplace box that needs to be repurposed.  The 20-inch width of this unit should fit nicely.  Since EPA restricts burning days, it is almost a moot point to have a wood log or gas burning fireplace in today’s society.  Close your flue and insert the insert!

Duraflame DFI020ARU-A004

Product Details

  • Power: 1350 Watts/4600 BTU/110-120 Volts/60 Hz/12.5 Amps
  • Dimensions: 5“ W x 12” H x 8.7” D
  • Heating Area: 400 square feet
  • Cost to Operate: Pennies per hour
  • 6-foot electric cord, UL Listed
  • Thermal Overload Protector
  • Weight: 13.9 pounds
  • 1-year warranty provided

Features

This electric fireplace has low energy consumption. The long-life LED lights never need replacing and drive the beautiful faux fire flames. The unit can be operated with or without flames and with or without heat depending on your whether conditions and preferences. Being vent free, all you will need to do is plug it into a standard 3-prong grounded 120-Volt outlet. The 6-foot cord comes out of the right side of the unit as you face it. If you need an extension cord, do NOT buy a thin flimsy one. You must have at LEAST a 14 AWG size wire if not a 12 gauge. This is as important safety consideration if you do not want to burn your house down. With a typical 15-Amp fuse box or breaker panel, you can overload the circuit when plugging other items into the same outlet. Do not do that. The wall (or floor) outlet must be dedicated to the electric fire insert. There are explicit warnings with the product to not use an extension cord or surge suppressor or it could cause a fire and to watch the electric jack to make sure it does not get too hot. Bottom line: Use an extension cord that is at least a 14 AWG size wire if not a 12 gauge. Play it safe; they are not expensive!

Do not put anything flammable near the fireplace, such as curtains, throw rugs, wraps, or toss flammable items on top. It is safe to set the unit on carpet, hard wood, or tiled flooring.

The pulsating and realistic log set and ember bed will delight you with the beautiful flame effect. The fire grate comes with an antique bronze finish. The flames reflect on the wall behind the log set and are mesmerizing to watch.

A more advanced hand-held remote control is included. The remote allows you to control the features and setting, the heat, the flame, and you can select your options from the unit itself.

Providing valuable supplemental heat, you can lower the thermostat on your central heat saving you money. It is thermostatically controlled for heat and will not become overheated due to the thermal overload protector in the quiet fan-forced air heater. Control the log set from anywhere in the room using the included multi-function remote control.

Final Thoughts

The Duraflame DFI020ARU can be moved to other rooms. This affordable electric fireplace insert will provide you with many cold nights of pleasure and many more during the summer turning the heat off running only the flames. It is beautiful to look at all year long.

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