Electric modern fireplace generates more heat compared to others. It can be used to places where there are no ventilations or where there is no space for chimneys. No installation is needed so you can save money. Moreover, you don't need to buy wood or gas to keep it functioning.
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.