Most electric fireplaces can be operated manually by a touch panel or switches, located on the bottom of the unit, or with a convenient remote control. Settings include:
1) the fireplace on, the heater off.
2) Fireplace on, heater on high.
3) Fireplace on, heater on low.
Adjustments for the flame, mood lighting and color effects are typically done with the remote. Be sure to read and understand the owner’s manual, as details for adjustments will vary from model to model.