Gas fireplace ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Cannon, Chesney's, Comfort Flame, and Continental brands.
This brand is made and sold in Australia. The Fitzroy model features electronic controls and a three speed fan while the Canterbury Classic features a gently curved glass front. Both models are available in standard and powerflue models. The Powerflue models can be vented through the sidewall of the home and use outdoor air for combustion which saves energy. The warranty on the units (especially the heat exchanger) is not as good as other brands.
The ALCHEMY RANGE offers high efficiency fireplaces with large unobstructed views of the fire. They offer both portrait and landscape styles but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The units are made in the U.K. and are sold in Europe, China, and North America but only through their authorized stockists.
These fireplaces are made by INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS and are available in the USA and Canada but only through their dealer network.. The AURORA model is a direct vent fireplace with electronic controls and a built-in fan as well as a battery backup to allow operation during a power outage.
The ROCHESTER line offers multi-view models in either see through or peninsula styles. They use milli-volt controls so that power is not required unless you want to use an optional blower. The NORTHERN LIGHTS model (shown here) is a very modern linear style fireplace that can be easily switched from a standard front view fireplace to a see through style. They also offer vent free models but they are not recommended and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
These units are made in Canada by WOLF STEEL LTD and are available throughout North America. They offer direct vent and vent free units with a wide variety of models including peninsula units. They are sold through dealers and have a good warranty although it is somewhat complicated.
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.