Being August already, summer has almost come and gone, which can only mean one thing – first day of class jitters. With the kids going back to school, if you’re shopping for supplies or decorating a new dorm, one product you may not have on your list is an electric fireplace. But you should – and let us tell you why.


Dorms by definition are notoriously small, awkward rooms (some may even call them a closet) with a serious lack of personal space. Maximize your floor plan with freestanding electric fireplace that doubles as a nightstand for bedside storage or consider adding a wall mounted unit that can serve as decorative art that can also keep you warm.

Extra heating

Also known for being incredibly old, historic buildings for the most parts, dorms aren’t usually regarded for their amenities and with that, comes old wiring and piping. If you’re stuck in a drafty room in the frozen tundra of the Midwest or it’s your first East Coast winter, you’re in for a rude awakening. Combat the cold with one of our portable units that can warm between 400 and 1000 sq.ft.

They cost just pennies to run

Costing on average just 8-12 cents an hour to heat (depending on your local electric costs), there is no more affordable, decorative way to stay warm. Another benefit? People inherently gravitate toward fire. Your room will instantly become the hangout spot so unless you don’t like entertaining, there’s no reason not to get one.

Just because you’re living in a dorm doesn’t mean you have to throw chic out the window. Make your room the envy of the hall with an electric fireplace today – you’ll be shocked by the realism. It’s a little comfort of home, while you’re away.

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