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.
An electric fireplace is a great addition to the household. They come with different adjustable modes that can be used with a single click and can change a dreamy calm glow to a roaring flame for cold nights. They have a realistic sound that gives a feel of traditional fireplaces eliminating the risks associated with it and are much safer.