How to install a 3D Water Vapor Electric Fireplace Insert?


Tips on how to install a steam fireplace

Installing a 3D water vapor electric fireplace is simple and quick. AFIRE has designed 3D electric inserts with simple and intuitive settings that adapt to the needs and habits of modern consumers. To install a 3D water vapor electric fireplace the operation takes place in two steps: preparation and installation.

  • The installation phase consists of designing your project. Do you simply want to set up a decorative fire space? Are you installing a fireplace-television combination set? Or are you doing more drastic improvement or renovation work? Note that it may be important to seek help from a decoration professional or interior architect for this type of project.
  • Once the preparation step is finished, you can install your system into its housing after connecting it to the adapter. Then, fill the tank with tap water (or hook up the system to plumbing). That’s all – the installation is finished! You can start up your system and enjoy an extraordinary fire space!

Installation tips: flame vision and perception


Caution, important!

Flames are much more visible on a black or dark background. Stars or fireworks are best seen at night. This advice is very important if you want to have a good view of the flames in your fireplace.
You should maintain normal brightness in the room (not too dark) to enjoy the flames and avoid an overly contrasting and overexposed perception of their colors.

Color vision and perception Wikipedia


Easy to install


Simple to use


Easy to fuel using tap water



Key points for installing a 3D water vapor electric fireplace

1. It’s all a question of décor: how to create a stylish fire space

How should you come up with a fire space that meets your expectations and desires? With the 3D water-vapor fireplace, the job is easy. Still, the design of your fire space is crucial. AFIRE advises that you sketch out your project or have it designed for you. You can then visualize and potentially change it. Interior decorators, designers, and architects and professionals in fireplaces and builders are the most qualified professionals to advise you and help you install your steam fireplace insert.
Note that it’s not necessary to create ventilation grates in order to install a 3D water vapor electric fireplace from AFIRE. The air intake vents are located on top of the device.

2. How to set up a water vapor insert?

A hybrid fireplace runs only on water vapor and uses very little electricity. To install an AFIRE water vapor electric fireplace, you need to create a housing. You also need to think about an electric plug (it’s better to plan on it inside the housing). The system comes with a 100/240V (50-60 Hz) – 24V adapter. AFIRE automatically provides the right electrical connector for your country.

Just plug in the system and insert it into its housing. There is no need for aeration grids (AFIRE patented system).

Installation tips: drafts

Caution, the flames are very sensitive to drafts.
In such cases, it is necessary to protect them using glass, plexiglass, polycarbonate or any other suitable means.

Installation methods

ADVANCE & LITE installation data water vapor fireplace inserts
PRESTIGE installation data steam fireplace 3d insert

Installation tips: “NICHE” mounting

The minimum installation dimensions at the front of the device of 110 mm (ADVANCE range) and 165 mm (PRESTIGE range) are not mandatory.
The fireplace’s LEDs project light upwards.
If you don’t want to see any lights on the ceiling, you must respect these minimums.
There are no minimum dimensions to respect from the back of the appliance towards the wall.

3. How to fill and drain the water tank?


You can use tap water to fill the tank. It’s important that the water isn’t too hard. In this case, you can use a water softener or use bottled water.

No need to buy fuel!

Tap water fireplace

It is possible to fill the water tank in three ways

Manual filling

Filling with integrated automatic pump

Connecting fireplace insert to the running water network

LITE & GATSBY ranges

Manual filling with integrated pump
(a connection to the water network is not necessary).


Manual filling (a connection to the water network is not necessary).
Manual filling with integrated pump (a connection to the water network is not necessary).


Manual filling (a connection to the water network is not necessary).
Manual filling with integrated pump (a connection to the water network is not necessary).
Connecting fireplace insert to the running water network

Installation tips: water connection

The PRESTIGE and CLOUD series offer the possibility to connect the device to the water supply. Although the installation of this connection is not particularly complex, we strongly recommend seeking professional assistance to ensure optimal setup.
The initial step involves connecting to a water supply equipped with a shut-off valve. If your water supply is not in 1/4 inch, the use of a reducer is necessary. Ensure that the reducer matches the diameter of your water supply before transitioning to 1/4 inch. Then, connect the water supply with the reducer to the device using a 1/4-inch hose.
It is important to note that the reducer and the 1/4″ tube are not included, as their size depends on the diameter of your water supply and the length required for the connection. We recommend acquiring these components based on your specific needs.

It is possible to drain the water tank in two ways

Manual drainage

AWA & AWPR Range – a connection to the water network is not necessary

Drainage with integrated automatic pump

AWPR Range – a connection to the water network is not necessary

Maintenance tips: drainage

ATTENTION! If you do not use your device for more than 7 days, drain it to avoid stagnant water.
Be careful, stagnant water can create particles that clog the level detectors and create water leaks!
For drainage, it is not necessary to connect to the wastewater network.

4. 3D water Vapor fireplace inserts with high-tech controls

App smartphone water vapor fireplace insert

Smart controls

App Smartphone
Dry contact for home automation
Remote control
On/off button

Google Play - Apple Store
Remote control water vapor fireplace insert Premium

Download the AFIRE Smartphone App

Pairing your Smartphone to the water vapor fireplace insert

Pairing the remote control to the water vapor fireplace insert

Tip for controlling multiple devices with a single remote control

To control multiple devices with one remote control, follow these simple steps:

1- Press the On/OFF button of the first device for 5 seconds until it starts blinking.
2 – Repeat this process for the other units you want to control.
3 – When all units are blinking, press any button on the remote control you want to program.
4 – You will hear a beep from all devices, confirming successful programming.
5 – You can now control all your devices with this single convenient remote control!

This method will help simplify the management of your electronic devices and provide you with a smoother user experience.

5. Precautions for use and maintenance

Precaution of use

The device is equipped with LED lights. These lights will illuminate the flames, and they are also likely to illuminate the top of the unit.
Warning! Do not look at the source of light from above due to the risk of glare.


The steam fireplaces or water vapor fireplace inserts are equipped with mistmakers (ultrasound transducers). These are wear parts. They should be replaced every 2500-3500 hours. This operation is very simple (video). * Wear parts are not covered by the warranty. These are the Mist Makers (ultrasonic transducers), LEDs and the remote controls.

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