When it comes to creating a relaxing and elegant atmosphere, nothing does it better than dancing flames and glowing embers in a fireplace. However, with a fireplace, you have to deal with cutting wood, smoke and cleaning up ashes. A better alternative is an electric fireplace. The Ameriwood Home Chicago Fireplace TV Console is one way to establish atmosphere and double as a place to hold a TV set.
We will examine the features and benefits of this electric fireplace unit in this review. We’ll look at its specifications, some of its pros and cons, and even take a moment to look at what other users have had to say about this model. Once we have finished with our review, you should be well-qualified to make a buying decision on this fireplace unit. With that objective in mind, let’s jump right into our review.
You will find a few pieces of furniture that can turn up the ambiance in your living room or den like the Ameriwood Home Chicago Fireplace TV Console. This TV stand is able to hold a 50” television weighing up to 70 pounds. At the same time, it provides a realistic fireplace simulation and providing heat for the room as well. The size of the console does not get lost in a larger room and makes a very attractive focal piece in any room.
The fireplace simulation on this model utilizes LED lights and programmable flame and ember simulation to provide you with a realistic looking fire. You can enjoy the dancing flames and smoldering embers of this electric fireplace without heat year round, or make use of its 1400 watt heating system to take off the chill in a room of up to 400 square feet during the colder months and give your central heating system a boost.
The construction of this unit is of laminated MDF and particleboard. It has an elegant black wood grain finish to match or complement your living room, family room or sitting room décor. It features a traditional style and molding details so that it looks like it belongs. There is plenty of storage space included in the unit so that you can keep your DVDs and Blu-Rays behind glass or for the storage of books or knick-knacks. In addition to the closed shelving are two larger spaces to accommodate your audio-visual components as well.
If you are looking to establish ambiance in your home using a fireplace, the realistic flame simulation of this electric fireplace allows you to do just that, but avoid the hassles and mess of a traditional fireplace. Besides helping to establish atmosphere, this unit doubles as a very attractive television console as well.
- Product type: fireplace TV console
- Power: 1400 Watts/120 volts
- Heating power: 4,600 BTU per hour
- Built-in Thermostat: yes (high/low temperature settings with or without flame)
- Controllable via central thermostat: no
- Wireless: no
- Product dimensions: 47.24 x 15.87 x 31.77 in/119.99 x 40.31 x 80.7 cm
- Product weight: 95 lb/43.09 kg
Opinions about the AMERIWOOD HOME CHICAGO FIREPLACE TV CONSOLE
Users talk about the realism of the fireplace simulation of this unit and how they love the option of being able to run it in the summertime when they don’t need heat. Several users talked about how quiet and relaxing the unit was, even with the heater running. As an auxiliary heating unit, several users discussed how it helped them keep the thermostat on their central heat turned down but kept the living room cozy throughout the winter. One user noted that they used only this heater and another space heater to provide heat in their 1400 square foot apartment throughout the winter. Many users were impressed with its sturdy design and attractive finish as well.
Areas that some users suggested for improvement included issues with the laminate bubbling up or chipping during shipping. Several users complained about the difficulty of assembling the unit. Moreover, they disliked the fact that it required two people to put it together properly. Where the fireplace was concerned, some users were a bit disappointed. There was no temperature readout, thermostat setting and no remote control included with the unit. Several users that the overall build quality and quality control left a little bit for them to desire.
Is setting ambiance in your living room a major priority for you? If so, you can accomplish that goal without the mess by installing an electric fireplace. The Ameriwood Home Chicago Fireplace TV Console is one option to keep in mind. This fireplace allows you to use it with or without heat throughout the year. Also, it doubles as an attractive television console. With what you have just learned from our review, you should know enough to make a buying decision regarding whether this model fits your needs. Please include any questions about this model below. Moreover, you are welcome to provide tips or experience you might have as a user in the comments section below.
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