Recently purchased the Majikflame insert and custom built a stone surround. Have had many comments from friends and family that can’t believe it’s an electric fire place. My wife and I searched many different electric fireplaces and saved our money for this one. We were at a disadvantage for venting a gas unit due to location we wanted the fireplace to be. So electric was our only option. Another reason we like the electric fireplace is because we only have the heat on if really needed. Our furnace thermostat is in the same room and won’t turn on if it’s too warm in our living room…. which in turn won’t heat our bedrooms. We just love the ambiance of the fire without the heat. The Majikflame WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. It has very realistic flames and many flame options. Also sound effects with volume control. The only drawback is we do need our included remote to start the flame every time we turn back on. Not a big concern. If you are looking for an electric fireplace, get this unit. You won’t regret it!