While we do not recommend using a surge protector for the fireplace insert, it is important to use one with other expensive but lower voltage electronics, such as your television or gaming system. According to the National Electrical Code, outlets should be placed a maximum of 12 feet apart within each room, which means that no point along the wall is further than 6 feet from an outlet. Many homes predate modern electrical codes, however, and situations like yours is not uncommon. If possible, plug the fireplace insert into the wall, and purchase a surge protector with a long cord for your electronics. Amazon offers several to choose from that are 10 and 12 feet in length.