Gas fireplace ratings part 9 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Metalfire, Modus, Monessen, Montigo, Napoleon, Nectre, Nu-Air, Oranier, and Ortal brands.
These fires are made in Belgium and are sold throughout Europe. They offer a variety of open and closed fireplaces but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These fireplaces are custom made in the U.K. They offer a wide selection with a modern look and feel to them. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee policy.
These fireplaces are available in B vent, direct vent, or vent free models. They offer a variety of styles to match any home decor. The COVINGTON direct vent model offers a wide open view of the fire and a heating capacity of up to 60,000 BTUs. Although the warranty on most parts is good, the guarantee on the logs is not when compared to other brands.
This brand is from CANADIAN HEATING and offers a wide selection of standard fireplaces and also offers custom built units. They are available in the USA and Canada but the warranty (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many other brands.
The ASCENT units are available in North America in vent free, B vent, or direct vent models. The VECTOR range offers three sizes of linear fireplaces. They offer many options to create the fireplace that is just right for the home. They are sold through dealers and are backed by a great warranty.
This brand is made and sold through authorized dealers in Australia. The LEGEND is a direct vent unit with a ceramic fiber lined firebox. The unit has electronic ignition and control with an optional remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
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.
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 sold in Europe. They use piezo ignition instead of automatic and their website does not have a stated guarantee.
ORTAL------- ortal-heat.com --------<1*
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 TUNNEL units offer large unobstructed views of the fire but their website does not have a stated guarantee for the products.