Safety is where the electric fireplace excels. Think of all the hazards associated with wood fireplaces. The risk of a house fire isn’t the only one. Children and pets can get burned simply by touching the glass. Unhealthy smoke can work its way into the house and bring along all the problems it carries. Problems such as pollution and particulates, substances that aggravate asthma and are dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. Even regular old gas heating carries the risk of carbon monoxide.
With an electric fireplace there’s none of that. No smoke, no irritants. The heating coil inside the unit gets hot, but the exterior is always cool to the touch. You won’t have to jump up and grab the tyke who’s getting too close.