When we decided to upgrade our basement we decided that we wanted a fireplace. We were undecided between an electric fireplace or a propane fireplace. A few people we knew had either the electric or the propane, so we decided to go and see exactly what they looked like and how well they liked it. I liked the electric for the convenience and that you could have it anywhere in the house. The propane had to be vented and they had to install a propane tank. After all the questions had been answered we decided to go to Scotia Propane and get more information. We decided to go with the propane because if the power goes out we will have a source of heat and I liked the design of the fireplace. Scotia Propane were very helpful and in no time they had it installed and ready to use. It is nice to know that we have the fireplace if and when we need it and it just adds so much to our home.