Gas fireplace ratings part 10 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Golden blount, Hearthsense, Heat & Glo, and Heatilator brands.
The HD 4240 features a huge 42 inch by 36 inch opening for the fire with a clean face design for unobstructed views of the fire. They also offer two models of modern linear fireplaces with open front design but they offer optional glass doors. All of the units use millivolt controls so they will work during a power outage. They feature a damper controlled gas supply system where the gas flow to the unit will shut off if the damper is closed. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not as good as many other choices.
The ASHLAND SERIES and A-SERIES (shown here) units offer stylish arched unvented fireplaces. They use millivolt controls so they will work when the power goes out but the guarantee on the units is not very good.
The brand is from PROCOM HEATING INC. and is available online through eBay and Amazon as well as their own website.
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This brand is from HEARTH AND HOME TECHNOLOGIES and is available in through their authorized dealers in North America. The SOLARIS gas fireplace features ultra modern styling with a unique 32 inch circular view of the fire. The PRIMO SEE-THROUGH model offers two sided viewing of the fire with modern styling while the ESCAPE model offers more of a traditional look. The warranty on parts other than the heat exchanger is not as good as other brands.
This is another brand from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES. They offer a wide variety of units in both B vent and direct vent as well as peninsula models. They feature the INTELLIFIRE system which reduces gas consumption by providing a pilot flame only when it is required and features a battery backup for operation during a power outage. The units are sold through dealers but the warranty on parts other than the heat exchanger is not as good as other brands.
We continue our gas fireplace ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.