This will sound crazy to some people, however I decided to change up our fireplace. I constantly appreciated the fireplace and the warmth from it, however I never appreciated having to split wood all the time with an axe. I wanted to have something akin to a gas fireplace and I wanted it to have truly minimal repair needs… One day, I decided to just close up our chimney and have an elegant electric fireplace installed! This is not a real fireplace at all, the flames are just something digital, however they look real enough! Also the heating from this type of fireplace is not so bad. It’s all electric, however it feels good and it does an appealing job of heating up our residing room area… People ask me all the time why I decided to change our old fireplace! Some people say I should not have done that because having a wood burning fireplace is so nice. I agree to a certain extent, it’s just that our back was not going to survive much longer with all that wood splitting. I figured I was able to love the wood burning fireplace for a time, however it was time to love something that really didn’t require so much work. I don’t have to worry about our residing room catching on fire either with this new remarkable electric fireplace. I don’t even have to call a chimney sweep from a Heating and A/C business to help me out. I am easily ecstatic about being able to be sizzling in our condo with electricity, then my next move is going to be installing solar panels so I have seriously low utility bills.