You’re sitting at home, enjoying the flame effect of your electric fireplace unit, when all of the sudden you notice there are several dark patches within the log set. After pondering the dark patches, you determine a light bulb needs to be replaced within the unit.

After some more pondering, you start to wonder the inevitable: how many people does it take to change a light bulb in your electric fireplace? Is it going to be a tough job?

Before going into this, remember, it’s easy, and we’re here to help. So, let’s get into some of the basics.

It doesn’t happen that often.

Luckily for most of our customers, the need to change a light bulb, at least in a heating unit, occurs only every 2 to 3 years because most brands include long-life light bulbs within their products.

Even better, the warning signs to change a light bulb are similar to the scenario listed above as most electric fireplace owners notice dark spots in the flame or a decrease in clarity within the log set.

Finally, all light bulb specifications are listed within the user’s manual upon purchase and can be purchased at any home improvement store. If customers are worried they have misplaced a user manual, they need only to access our website, select a manufacturer and search for their product in the provided list. Check out some of Classic Flame’s products. 

The directions are clear and concise.

Light bulb replacements vary slightly based on the model and design of each heating unit. Generally, electric fireplace units take two to four clear chandelier or candelabra light bulbs.

These light bulbs are small but powerful and most manufacturers are very clear on the wattage needed for their specified unit. For example, the Dimplex Celeste Freestanding Electric Stove should not exceed 15 watts in the upper bulbs or 35 watts in the lower bulbs, but the Dimplex Standard 23” Electric Log Set uses two 60-watt light bulbs. All this information can be found within the product manual.

It’s simple to do.

It all comes down to the unit and the location of the firebox. In most cases, particularly with plug-in, built-in and wall mount, the firebox and the light bulbs can be accessed by removing the glass door on the front of the unit with a screwdriver.

After removing the glass door, customers should be able to access the firebox, unscrew the compartment, locate the old light bulbs and change them. It’s really that easy. 

To answer the original questions: it should only take one person to change the light bulb and, no, it’s not a tough job. With the quick access to our readily available online manuals and some simple household tools, you should be back to enjoying your fireplace in no time. 

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