Gas fireplace ratings part 16 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Nu-Air, Oranier, Ortal, Paragon, and Platonic brands.
NU-AIR --- nu-airventilation .com ---5*
The ENERHEAT IFP45 is a condensing gas fireplace that is made in Canada. The unit is actually a combination fireplace/furnace/ heat recovery ventilator and a central air conditioner can be connected to the units. They have a quiet variable speed fan and two stage operation with a high enough output to heat many homes. They are not currently available for purchase but are fully certified and field tested with an expected commercial release in mid 2017. This innovative gas fireplace might just be worth the wait.
ORANIER- oranier-heiztechnik.de --<1*
The Artemis Vertiko has a large curved glass for good views of the fire. The fireplaces are made in Germany and aresold in Europe. They use piezo ignition instead of automatic and their website does not have a stated guarantee.
This brand is made in Israel and is sold worldwide. The CELSIUS models are open fires that are available in three sizes and they do not require any external power for operation.
The TRADITIONAL MINIMAL model (shown here) offers large unobstructed views of the fire and features realistic looking logs. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the products.
These fires are from CHARLTON and JENRICK LTD. and are made and sold in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of units in both conventional flue and balanced flue models. They offer both modern looking units as well as more traditional styles but the warranty is not as good as some other brands.
The GREEN FIRES line offers a variety of balanced flue fires. They feature large windows for viewing the flames and the brand also offers custom made fireplaces. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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.