Bionaire BFH5000-UM Electric Fireplace Heater

Our Review: ★★★★☆ 

The Bionaire BFH5000-UM Electric Fireplace Heater received mixed reviews in our customer reviews. While some loved its flexible placement, contemporary styling and 4 inch depth, others found the look of the flames too artificial and questioned the unit’s overall reliability.

The requires no installation and can be placed in any room with its sturdy floor stand or wall-mounted with the included hardware. Simply plug it in and turn it on. Heat on the Bionaire Electric Fireplace emanates from vents below the glass, quickly heating up the room, and the realistic flame effect can function with or without the heat.

For instant warmth plus ambiance, this electric fan heater features realistic glowing logs and embers for the beauty of a fireplace without the hassle of cut wood, an open fire, propane, or fumes.

Push-button controls and an easy-to-read programmable digital display makes it effortless to operate. The unit’s thermostat allows for setting the fireplace to a comfortable temperature, while its 12-hour on-off timer can be set to preheat a room or to automatically turn the heater off after a specified amount of time.

The unit’s remote control works great for adjusting the temperature from across the room. Safety features include tip-over protection and overheat protection, which automatically turn the heater off if it accidentally gets knocked over or starts to overheat.

Bionaire BFH5000-UM Electric Fireplace Heater Features

  • Electric fireplace heater with realistic glowing logs and embers
  • Programmable digital display; thermostat
  • 12-hour on/off timer
  • Tip-over and overheat protection
  • Automatic safety shut-off
  • Includes remote control, floor stand, and hardware for wall-mounting
  • Measures 31-1/4 by 4 by 23-7/8 inches
  • 1-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews

“The fireplace works fine in it’s most important aspect: generating heat. It has a stylish, very contemporary design. The glass front is thick and smooth and you don’t need to worry about cracking it. The blue backlit display turns off after a few seconds which is nice. Great remote that supports all functions. There are a few annoyances that were weighing too heavily for us and made me return it, though: First, since the unit is only a few inches deep and it is either wall-mounted or on the stand there is no easy way to hide the cord, which really spoils the appearance. The fan is a little noisy and keeps on running even when the heat is turned off, probably to cool the two lamps and to generate the light effect. The “crackling wood” sound effect sounds hollow and thin but can thankfully be turned off. Finally, the light effect is not realistic at all, just a waving background.”

“It’s a nice heater, warms the room just fine but not very realistic looking it would be great if you could recess it in the wall then it would look more realistic. I leave the sound effects off as others have said it just sounds like weird crackling it’s better silent. Visitors have made positive comments.”

“Very nice item. Easy to install. You can with mount it to the wall (brackets included) or you can just stand it up. I have this mounted in a wall in a finished basement, about 1300 square feet, and it heats up the room just fine. The sound is sort of annoying, so you can just turn it off. Excellent item for the price.”

“I love, love, love this fireplace. I was a little skeptical about buying it since the stand in the picture makes it look like a TV, but it is really sleek and cool looking, especially mounted on the wall. And, since the wall mount is just really two big hooks, you can take it down at anytime and use it with the stand anywhere. Having the remote is great. The fireplace sounds are kind of clanky, but that can be turned off. I was really surprised by the thickness of the glass. Overall an excellent quality item, that puts out a good amount of heat and looks great, too!”

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