We purchased this fireplace for two reasons; the first was to add a conversation piece to our living room and secondly, to help off-set our winter gas heating bill. We have now had the product for a little over a month and could not be happier. The design was beautiful and great craftsmanship. The fireplace arrived in two boxes and combined they both way approximately 110 lbs. Assembly was easy and the instructions were very clear. An added bonus is I always worry when having to assemble something knowing that possibly not all pieces are there or something fell out. With the fireplace they actually included extras of every piece of hardware you need to assemble. Assembly took me about 2.5 hours, but again was straight forward and easy to understand. The fireplace was advertised to heat a 800 square foot space in approximately 20 minutes. While we have never timed how long it takes to heat our living room, the heater does it quickly and efficiently. One small disappointment was the fan on the fireplace. I might have had a perception that the fan would really "blow", however, that is not the case. The fan is quiet and quickly will heat a good size room to the desired temperature. We have not been utilizing our CH&A near like we have had in the past. We anticipate that our monthly savings with this fireplace will be between $45 and $60 per month. A word of caution. Our apartment building we estimate was built in the 1970s and is very well maintained with over 400 units. The fireplace pulls more power than most typical appliances and was constantly causing our circuit breaker to trip. It took a bit of exploring, but we now have it in a wall socket where we are not experiencing any breaker issues. I definitely would recommend that you plug the fireplace into a higher end power/surge protector rather than directly into the wall. The power strip will trip an internal breaker before causing a circuit breaker to go off in your home. Currently we are using the fireplace in the corner position which worked out nicely for the holidays. We will be moving it to a flush position as our holiday decorations come down. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate my satisfaction with this fireplace at a 12 or maybe a 13. This was one of the best purchase decisions we have made. Thank you Overstock.com for delivering again, again and again on quality products at drastically reduced prices. I have seen this fireplace listed for $1,000+ so our purchase price of approximately *** was a sound purchase. I hope that this review helps others who are looking for a great product.
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