Sometimes we want the look and functionality of a fireplace, but we don’t want to go through the hassle (and expense) of building a real wood or gas burning fireplace.
Or, maybe we simply don’t have the floor space to do that. That is where the Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace comes into play.
This 50” wall unit is going to give you the look of a fireplace that you’ve been searching for, without the added cost or inconvenience.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the electric fireplace had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this artificial fireplace is something you should consider purchasing for your own home!
About The Product
The Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace is a 50” wide electric fireplace that features a sleek black frame that will be the perfect addition to any modern décor.
Inside the fireplace, you’ll have the option of using a synthetic log set or lovely crystals for the firebed. These two options will allow you to choose which will look the best in your home. Plus, you can switch out the options when you get bored.
Unlike traditional fireplaces that can pose as a safety (burning embers could pop out of the fireplace, children or pets could get burned if unsupervised, etc.) and health (noxious fumes from the gas, breathing in soot, etc.) hazards, an electric fireplace uses LED technology.
This means it is going to greatly reduce energy costs, but it is also going to be cool to the touch so you don’t have to worry about anyone or anything getting too close to the fireplace and getting burned.
You’ll find that when you use this heater, it’ll pay for itself in just one seasons because you’ll be able to zone heat and lower the overall temperature of your home.
When you want to install the unit, it couldn’t be simpler—you can install it yourself, thanks to the mounting bracket and the easy to follow step by step instruction guide that is included.
Be mindful that the unit weighs 46 pounds, and you may want to have some help if you find the unit is too heavy to lift on your own. Remember, safety first!
What Others Say
When we looked at the user reviews, people commented that they liked how simple it was to start using the unit. They were able to set the unit up in 30 minutes and enjoy using the fireplace, much to their delight.
The fireplace shoots the heat up from the top, which could be problematic if you have a television over it, but that is easily fixed by placing a shelf over it so the air goes out into the room.
Customers point out that while you can install it inside the wall, you won’t be able to use the heat function because of the location of the blowers.
The most common complaint customers had was that the heater stopped creating a flame after two years of using it (note: they do report that it does still create heat and the fan does push the heat out from the unit).
With that said, a few people have said that it doesn’t create a lot of heat, which is a disappointment for them because they intended on using the device for supplementary heating.
One person shared that their unit worked great for a year, but at one point, it caught on fire for no reason, as the wiring and installation was done correctly.
Other customers also said their units stopped working for no reason as well after a year or so of use.
If you’ve watched those home décor shows, you’ve probably noticed something similar to the Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace hanging on a wall in a beautiful, modern living space.
You can achieve that same look with this product and probably at a fraction of the cost. The Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace is priced below $300.
Electric fireplaces are continuing to grow in popularity, not just because they look sleek and sophisticated, but because they are also functional, too.
You know how sometimes you get a chill that just won’t go away, regardless of how bundled up you get?
An electric fireplace and help knock that chill out without having to increase the heat in the whole house.
We feel that the Touchstone Onyx Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace is an excellent investment, especially if you want something that is going to add to the beauty of your home while helping you to save on the energy bill.
You don’t, however, want to rely on this unit so heat the entire house, because it won’t be able to do that. Although this unit is 50-inches in length, it is designed only for supplemental heat.
Don’t be surprised that when you do install the fireplace in your living space that everyone will comment on how much more inviting your home will be. There’s something about a fire that makes a house feel like a home, even if it is an artificial flame.