Cost to Install an Electric Fireplace – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 2300

$ 1275

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 52% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install an Electric Fireplace noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

What’s the cost of an electric fireplace installed? The contractor cost to install an electric fireplace is $2,300 vs. doing it yourself for $1,275 and saving 44 percent.

An electric fireplace adds the warmth and charm of a fireplace without the work of a real one.

And unlike earlier versions, today’s units have the technology and 3-D imaging that make the flame and firewood very realistic. And traditional styling with solid materials makes them look like a built-in so adding a fireplace is an attractive upgrade.

A fireplace can add a focal point to an otherwise ordinary room, no matter its size. In a small room where space is at a premium, use a corner unit; in a larger room, locate a fireplace centered on a wall or surrounded by built-in bookcases.

A heating contractor will charge $2,300, which includes labor and material, to install a 36-in wide Lennox Reflections electric fireplace with bi-fold glass doors, and a paintable wood enclosure with mantel.

You can buy the fireplace unit for $1,275 and install it, saving 44 percent. That’s assuming you have experience with electrical projects and some carpentry skills. If you have any doubts about doing the installation, consider hiring a professional installer. Ask the retailer where you buy the fireplace to recommend an installer.

Napoleon Fireplaces is a good resource to learn more about Electric Fireplaces.

The average price to install an electric fireplace noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

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