We live in the southwest where we enjoy a mild winter with no snow. However cool fall and winter evenings can be a little too cool to be able to enjoy the sun room. We added an Amish Roll-n Glow Electric Fireplace. It really does look like a real wood burning fire but in reality it is a maintenance-free and energy efficient LED light that puts out enough heat that we are comfortable. This new fireplace allow us to use the patio year round. The mantle looks like real wood and we had fun hanging the stockings at Christmas time. It is available in all of the favorite wood finishes. We chose the dark oak which looks great. There isn't any venting to be done and no chimney for Santa but we don't have the mess of ashes either. It was fully assembled which was nice and we discovered that wheels that don't show makes it super easy to move. This is a great mood setter and basically added another room for entertaining. This is a great alternative to a messy wood burning fireplace.