Gas fireplace ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Element4, Enviro, Escea, Esse, and Fiamma brands.
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These units are made in the Netherlands and are sold throughout Europe as well as Canada and Israel through their dealer network. They offer a variety of models in 1, 2, or 3 sided styles. They are balanced flue fireplaces for energy savings and feature lots of glass for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand is made in Canada by SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES LTD and features direct vent fireplaces. They have "EmberGlo" burner systems for realistic fires and the heat can be turned down 50%. They offer an optional remote control as well as a variable speed fan. The C44 (shown here) is a modern linear fireplace but it has a pilot light which wastes energy. The units are sold through dealers in the USA as well as Canada but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not as good as most brands.
This brand is made in New Zealand and is available in Australia, North America, and the U.K. as well. The DX SERIES offers dual sided and multi-room models. The DL SERIES offers high performance and smart controls while the AF models offer high outputs and large windows for viewing the fire. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands.
These units are made in the U.K. The FIREWALL range features wall-hung, flue-less units for easy installation. They are available in five sizes and feature a glowing bed of embers for attractive fires. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
The FIAMMA LINEA is a landscape type fireplace that can be vented by B-Vent or power vented. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units.
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