I just bought my first electric fireplace and I have to tell you that these things are the best. It’s true it cost me a good investment, however it was well worth it. Frankly, electric fireplaces are like super sizable space heating systems and can warm your home within minutes. And if you were to run the electric fireplace in place of your central heating and air conditioner’s heater, you can save a few dollars on energy use because electric fireplaces don’t take up as much energy as a central heating and air conditioning system. Even a central heating and air conditioning system with a top grade SEER rating. Also, electric fireplaces are great for holiday decorations at Christmas. If you had a gas fireplace, it would be unwise to decorate it because of the risk of things catching fire. So, if you can not have a real authentic fireplace in your home, an electric fireplace is the best second alternative and much cheaper. Even though there is no flame, you have the feel and atmosphere of a real authentic fireplace with an electric fireplace. This is why I care about the electric fireplace I just invested in so much. I advise getting one to anyone and folks who do not have a real authentic fireplace and would like to have a fireplace in their home if they can spare the small investment. Occasionally, you can find them on sale even cheaper than what I paid. You just have to check around to see when and where sales on electric fireplaces are.