It gets cold in the room, and it's really frustrating. I have a wood burning fireplace, and I'm probably one of the last people out there to have one. Many are switching over to gas due to the money it saves, and the positive effect on the environment as logs aren't being burned. I just bought my first fireplace blower and lit up my first fire last week. Man, does it ever make a difference! I can't believe I've gone all these years without one.
Taking measurements of your fireplace is one task you should perform before researching the costs and types of fireplace blowers available, if you are planning to affix it to your fireplace. If you are uncertain of which type or style to purchase, then determine what your specific needs are for the blower. Once you have an idea of what you want to use it for, then you should be able to ask the right questions of the retailer or store proprietor.