There was a day when burning wood in the wood burning fireplace was the only option. That's before the furnace, baseline heaters and central air. So, having a fireplace was a necessity.But, there were so many things different back then. They weren't burning treated wood. There weren't a billion houses in the world at that time. Everything was cleaner because we hadn't had time to destroy it all yet.
But, the wood burning fireplace is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Of course, it's still great for wide open places like in the country in your farmhouse or in your own ranch. But, in urban and suburban areas where living is tight is not conducive to the wood burning fireplace.But, we don't have to completely trash the entire idea of having a fireplace in the home. There are alternatives. Some of these alternatives throw every bit as much heat and look every bit as good as a wood burning fireplace.
These are ventless fireplaces that are made in all types of shapes and sizes. You can have contemporary looking fireplaces with brass or silver linings. Some are made of glass or stainless steel. They are portable to any room and they shut off instantly. You can also have traditional looking fireplaces that are made of wood like mahogany or dark walnut. You can have a marble or stone finish that looks great with just about any decor. So, the electric fireplace has quite a few advantages over the traditional wood burning fireplace.
You don't have to wait for the fire to go out or try to douse it with water. You can simply shut off the fireplace when you leave the house or go to bed. But, you can leave them on all night too as an extra heating source. You won't have to worry about any jumping embers setting your house on fire while you are asleep.