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.
Electric fireplaces offer several significant advantages over the other types: These electric units are easy to install. They do not require a chimney and therefore can be installed in various rooms even if they don't support wood-burning ventilation. They are light weight and easy to move and so can be used in different rooms as required.