Gas fireplace insert ratings part 5 completes our reviews with a look at the Royal Cozyfires, Savannah, Solas, Stellar, Superior, Valor, Vermont Castings, Warmington, and White Mountain Hearth brands.
REGENCY------- regency-fire.com ----<1*
These units are from FIREPLACE PRODUCTS INTL. and are sold through dealers in North America. They offer small, medium, and large size direct vent units but the warranty is not as good as many brands.
Their SLIMLINE MULTIFLUE units are designed to fit into most chimneys. They are basic units with manual controls and offer either a coal or pebble bed. The units can be purchased on their website but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
These fireplaces are made in Canada by INCA METAL CUTTING. The CHAMPION units feature a traditional log set while the GRAND model has rock and glass. The units have electronic ignition and control but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is a division of PROGRESSIVE MANUFACTURING INC. The TWENTY6 FI is a direct vent fireplace insert with a variable speed blower and a programmable thermostatic remote. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
These gas fireplace inserts are from BIG WOODS HEARTH PRODUCTS INC. The RENEW SERIES offers two sizes of units and they include a standard fan and remote control. The warranty on the heat exchanger is good but the guarantee on electrical parts is not very good.
This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed by the merger of LEENOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. The DRI3030 models are available in two sizes and feature electronic ignition with a battery backup. They have six heat/blower settings but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is made in Canada by MILES INDUSTRIES LTD. and is available in the USA as well. The G4 units feature Valor Dynamic Restrictor (VDR) technology which is patented by them and controls the secondary combustion air to maximize efficiency. They have a limited variety of models and the warranty on the heat exchanger, which is the most crucial part of the unit, is not as good as many brands.
This brand is a part of the BAXI GROUP. The HOMEFLAME range offers a variety of units. The "Dream" units have a traditional look and feel while the "Harmony" models are more modern looking. The guarantee on the units is not as good as most other brands.
This brand is a part of MONESSEN HEARTH SYSTEMS CO. and is available in North America. The VICTORY features a traditional look and feel and a full function touch screen remote control. The unit has three step flame adjustments and accent lighting to allow you to set the fire to your desire. The warranty on the units (especially the firebox) is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is made and sold in New Zealand. The fireplaces are available in four sizes but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
WHITE MOUNTAIN HEARTH--whitemountainhearth.com--<1*
This brand is a division of EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS. The INNSBROOK line offers a traditional look and feel while the LOFT series offers modern styling. They are direct vent units with millivolt controls but the guarantee on parts other than the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.