Every technological device designed today has its benefits to human society. However, it is not always the case that we are benefiting from the devices we are using. There will always be bad effects of these only that we are not aware of it. We may be creating a solution but part of it was another problem. An example of advancement of technology today is the pellet fireplace insert. While it brings is luxury and comfort, it may bring us some discomforts also. So what could possibly be the advantages and disadvantages?
You can adjust the flames, and they don't waste heat the way the older models did by trapping it inside, or the way wood-burning fireplaces do by letting most of it escape out the chimney or flue. Contemporary fireplaces demonstrations that something pretty can be completely practical. And convenient. There are no ashes or dead embers to clean out regularly, and there is no need to be able to light a fire with newspaper. If you already have a wood burner, you can get a new gas insert to convert that old fireplace into a better fireplace.