More than one gas fireplace is designed to hang from the wall like a painting. Can you believe that? You can warm the room with a stylish wall-hanging that has a real flame, and which doesn't require a vent. And along with the heat emanating from it, it will also emanate tranquility, style and beauty. Some also have what they call disappearing glass, which has an solid glass cover that turns transparent when you ignite the flame.
To assess practicality of the fireplace, we can judge it through its function. Its purpose is same as the classic wood fireplace and so is its function. It produces the same amount of heat as wood powered fire, eliminating the risk of flying sparks, smoke and other risks. These electric units generate no smoke and therefore don't require ventilation. There is no need of getting a chimney built or a duct system.