Gas fireplace ratings part 8 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Kozy Heat, Legend, Lopi, Magiglo, Mantis, Marquis, Matchless, MCZ, and Mendota brands.
This brand is from HUSSONG MANUFACTURING and the units are available throughout North America. They offer a wide variety of pretty basic units but offer options such as a fan, remote, control, etc. They are sold through dealers and have a good warranty but it is somewhat complicated.
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These fireplaces are made and sold in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models but their website is not much help.
This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and is available in North America and Australia. They offer a wide selection of models and feature GREENSMART controls for energy efficiency. They are sold through dealers but the warranty is not as good as many brands.
This brand is a part of BURLEY APPLIANCES and is made and sold in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models in both unvented and balanced flue styles. The warranty is not as good as many other brands.
This is the most efficient unit on the market and is so efficient that it can be vented through PVC pipe instead of traditional metal venting. The unit also captures the condensate from the combustion process and uses it to humidify the home's air. The units have low, medium, and high heat settings to more closely match the room's heating needs. The units are sold through dealers.
These fireplaces are made in Canada by KINGSMAN FIREPLACES INC. and are sold throughout North America. They offer a variety of models including floor-standing and wall-hung units with a choice of split oak logs or rocks. They are backed by a pretty good guarantee.
This brand is from CHARLTON AND JENRICK LTD. and is made and sold in the U.K. The HEAT MACHINE range offers fires with a traditional look and feel and basic technologies. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is made in Italy and sold throughout Europe and the USA. The FORMA GAS range features natural draft units with electronic controls. They have an optional duct kit to allow for heating another part of the home. The warranty on the units (especially the heat exchanger) is not very good.
This brand is a division of JOHNSON GAS APPLIANCES CO. They offer a variety of models & styles that can be customized. The FULLVIEW MODERN offers a large glass for viewing the fire and has remote controlled variable flames. They are backed by a decent warranty.