I am easily grateful to our superb neighbor for introducing myself and others to electric fireplaces. I had no idea that these things even existed. I had heard of gas fireplaces as an alternative to having a real authentic fireplace, but never an electric fireplace! Electric fireplaces easily cost a little more than a gas fireplace, but let myself and others tell you that they are well worth the price! Even though you will pay a little over one thoUSnd dollars in some cases, electric fireplaces provide you the essence of having a real authentic fireplace. The warmth of the electric fireplace could make it so that occasionally you do not even need to use your central heating plus air conditioner’s heating on those freezing Winter days in your family room. Also, with an electric fireplace you can decorate it at the holidays while with a gas fireplace that is not a wise idea due to a possible fire hazard. I wish I knew about electric fireplaces years ago. I would have purchased one instead of the gas fireplace that I kept for years until our neighbor introduced myself and others to the electric fireplace concept. I went right out plus purchased an electric fireplace plus got rid of our gas fireplace once I found out about plus experienced the electric fireplace for the first time at our friend’s house. He had got one plus wanted to show myself and others how superb they were. I was sold instantly! I can not think how awesome electric fireplaces easily are! I suggest them to all the people who wants a fireplace in their home.