In our WHAT’S UP THE FLUE? blog posts, we will give you a quick and easy rundown on one of our products, including new products just released from our manufacturers. The star of our first WHAT’S UP THE FLUE? post is the all-new Format electric fireplace from SimpliFire.


Photo: SimpliFire Format electric fireplace with 43″ Floating Mantel and Alpine Logs


The Format is a 36” wall-mounted electric fireplace that requires your choice of a 43”, 50”, or 60” floating mantel. The mantels come primed white and ready for paint (or not, it’s up to you!). This is one of the most affordable and easy ways to spruce up your home in a modern way. It comes with both clear crystals and Alpine Logs so you can choose which option you want inside.


The Format comes with your choice in size of mantel, clear crystals and Alpine Logs as previously mentioned. It also comes with four flame color choices, 13 ember bed color choices, the ability to have the flame on without the 5,000 BTU/hour heater (so no need to worry about sweating any guests out if you want the ambiance on a cool summer night!), multi-colored accent lighting on the mantel, concealed heat vents, and a multi-function remote to control it all.


Retailing at about $1,448*, the Format is comparable to the Compton from Evonicfires, which retails at $3,200*.


Photo: Evonicfires Compton 2 44″ electric fireplace


As you can see by the 2 photos, the Format and the Compton are practically indiscernible. As of the publication of this post, the Format comes in the 36” size. So stay tuned – there might be a wider range of sizes down the line!


Either way, you’re in luck because here at FireElement we carry both SimpliFire and Evonicfires products. So whether you’re looking for the Format or either versions of the Compton, we are more than happy to help you find the perfect addition to your home. Please reach out to us or stop in our showroom if you’re interested or if you have any questions about either; we are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am until 6pm.


*These prices are retail and do not include taxes, labor to install, electric hookups, or any other aspects to a fireplace installation that may affect the overall price. These numbers are up-to-date as of April 2022 when this article is posted and are subject to change as directed from the manufacturer.  


Stay Warm, Friends!