Modern fireplace is known for its energy-efficiency. They use a recyclable and environmental-friendly fuel usually from wood scraps compressed using pressure and biomass gasses. They burn clean also therefore helping in the improvement of the quality of air. They produce less volume of ash decreasing the amount of waste. In addition, they can be operated easily by pressing a button or the thermostat, a device used for controlling and regulating the temperature of a system. Moreover, this model occupies less space compared to other fireplace technologies. It also uses ventilation which is less expensive than that of the chimneys.
An electric fireplace runs on electricity, which is less expensive as compared to fuel and gas both. The heat is adjustable and can be set accordingly. This benefit was never available in traditional style as there was little control over how the fire looks. The fireplace is not heated up after usage, which reduces the chances of getting burnt accidentally. Especially with small children and pets, this is a significant advantage.