I build / repair / maintain fireplaces for a living. I bought this to build a prototype surround to sell retail. I recently built a fireplace for a bar. They wanted gas, when I explained why it was a bad idea and that electric doesn't look bad anymore, they said ok, but make sure it's top notch. So I bought a top notch electric fireplace costing 900.00. IT WAS HALF AS GOOD AS THIS ONE! This one is crazy good looking! the controls have more features than models that cost 3x as much. I'm not even joking! I thought I was using the one I bought for a prototype then I was going to buy higher end ones. NOPE! I'm sticking with this.