Skip to main content

How to Clean Your Electric Fireplace


Luckily for you, electric fireplace maintenance is extremely easy! In addition to being a decorative piece in your home and giving off heat in an energy-efficient manner, electric fireplaces require minimal cleaning. Unlike gas or wood fireplaces, no ventilation or gas lines are needed, making maintenance simple. Most electric fireplaces use LED lights, which on average will last around ten years, meaning you won't have to constantly change them out. We recommend inspecting your electric fireplace at least annually for dust, debris, and any electrical component issues. Consult your owner’s manual for any specific cleaning guidelines. Follow these steps to keep your electric fireplace warming your home and providing the ambiance of a beautiful fire.

Cleaning Steps

1. Disconnect from Power Supply

Before beginning to clean your electric fireplace, turn the heater off and allow to cool completely. Always disconnect electric fireplace from the power supply before cleaning.

Cleaning Electric Fireplaces

2. Check the Electrical Components

Check any wires and plugs to make sure that they are not worn or frayed. This is a rare occurrence, but can become a fire hazard if not addressed. If this happens, consult a professional to repair or replace before using your electric fireplace again.

3. Clean the Heater

With a clean, dry cloth, wipe down the surface of the heater. Using the soft brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner, gently clean the heater outlets. This will remove any dust or debris from the heater and keep it running at top performance.

4. Clean Both Sides of the Glass

Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual for removing the front glass panel. Once removed, you can clean both sides of the glass. Do not use abrasive cleaners, as they will scratch the glass. Dust can be easily removed with a clean, dry cloth. Fingerprints or other marks can be removed with a damp cloth; dry the glass with a lint free cloth to prevent water spots from forming.

Cleaning Electric Fireplaces

5. Dust the Interior

Dust may accumulate inside your electric fireplace, like any other unit in your home. To remove any dust, simply use a clean, dry cloth to wipe down the interior. Gently dust any media such as logs or glass inside your electric fireplace as well. When you are finished, place the front glass panel back onto your fireplace following the instructions in the owner’s manual.

6. Remove the Soot

Just kidding! You never have to worry about dirty, grimy soot with your electric fireplace. Instead, just relax and enjoy!

Discover More Electric Fireplaces