Gas Fireplace Insert Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

BRAND-----------WEBSITE---------RATING

CONTINENTAL--continentalfireplaces.com--4* 

This brand is made by WOLF STEEL LIMITED and sold through dealers in North America. They offer both direct vent and B vent units and feature a variable speed circulating blower. They are backed by a very good warranty.

COONARA-----shamicheating.com-----<1*  

These fireplaces are made and sold in Australia by SHAMIC SHEETMETAL PTY LTD. They feature a programmable remote control and high/low fire settings but the guarantee (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many other brands.

ENVIRO--------enviro.com-----------<1* 

These units are from SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES LTD. and sold through dealers. The units offer a 50% turndown in heat output for those days when you need less heat but want the ambiance of the fire. They have a wireless programmable remote but the warranty on the units is not as good as many brands.

FIREFOX--------firefox.com.au---------<1*

The RT series offers open fireplace inserts with either log/coal or pebble effects and a two speed fan to circulate the heat. They are made and sold in Australia but the guarantee on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

FIREPLACE XTRORDINAIR-fireplacex.com--<1* 

This brand is made by TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and is available through dealers in North America. They offer low and medium heat capacity units that utilize "GreenSmart" technology for clean burning. The warranty is not as good as many brands.

FUEGO FLAME---fuegoflame.com-----<1* 

This brand is from FLINT CLIFFS MANUFACTURING and is sold in the USA. They offer dual fuel (wood/gas) units that use natural convection to circulate the air instead of a blower which is good in the event of a power outage. The units have a large heating capacity (up to 50000 btu/hr) but the warranty is not as good as many other brands.

GODIN-------------godin.fr------------<1* 

The CONSTANCE fireplaces feature a two speed fan for circulating the heat throughout the room and large windows for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

HEATILATOR------heatilator.com--------3* 

These units are from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES and sold through dealers. The NDI gas insert is a direct vent fireplace that is backed by a good warranty.

HEAT & GLO-------heatnglo.com--------3* 

This is another brand from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES that is sold in North America by dealers. They offer direct vent models that are backed by a good guarantee.

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