Pellet fireplace insert ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Canal Design, Chazelles, Comfortbilt, Country Flame, Easy Fire, Ecoforest, Edilkamin, and Englander brands.
The IRIS fireplace inserts can be connected to the home's central heating system and can also produce domestic hot water. They are available in two sizes but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good. They are made in Italy and sold throughout Europe.
These fireplaces are made in France and are sold throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the firebox is not as good as many brands.
The HP22I features automatic ignition and a 44000 btu/hr heat capacity. The brand is from SMG HEARTH AND HOME and can be purchased directly from them but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is from AMERICAN ENERGY SYSTEMS and can be purchased online directly from the manufacturer. The Crossfire has five manual heat settings and can also be connected to a thermostat. It features a self cleaning burn pot and a standard blower but the warranty (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many brands.
This brand is from Sierra Products and features a 12 volt control system. The units can be connected to a battery to operate during power outages. They have digital controls but the units must be manually started (an autolite system is optional). The warranty on the units (especially the heat exchanger) is not very good.
This brand is made in Spain and sold throughout Europe. They offer standard cast iron units with programmable controls as well as models that can be ducted. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These units are available in Europe. They have two versions available and they use digital controls. Ducts can be connected to the unit to transfer the heat to other rooms. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
These units are from ENGLAND'S STOVE WORKS. The 25-EPI units are EPA certified and offer one-touch ignition as well as a variable speed blower to circulate the warm air throughout the room. The warranty on the units is not as good as most brands.
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