Wood fireplace insert ratings part 6 continues our reviews with a look at the Firenzo, Fireplace X, Flame, Fuego Flame, Hampton, Harman, and Hearthstone brands.
This brand is made and sold in New Zealand. The ATHENA FLUSH models are traditional style units that are sold through authorized dealers. The warranty on the firebox is not as good as some of the other brands.
These units are from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES. The ELITE series features catalytic units which require more maintenance. The fireplaces have a traditional look to them with their arched front. The units have a variable speed blower to distribute the heat throughout the room and an air wash system to keep the glass clean for viewing the fire. The warranty on the units is not very good.
FLAME----- flame-intl.com ---------------3*
This is another brand that is made in Canada by STOVE BUILDER INTERNATIONAL. The units have a traditional look and feel to them and are sold through dealers in North America. They offer two models (sizes) that feature a standard blower and an air wash system. An optional fresh air kit is available and they have a pretty good warranty but the guarantee on the electrical parts is not as good as some of the brands.
These units are from FLINT CLIFFS MANUFACTURING and are sold through dealers in the USA. They feature dual fuel units that are designed to circulate the air in the room by natural circulation instead of a blower. This is good in case of a power outage. The warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands.
HAMPTON--- regency-fire.com --------2*
This brand is from FIREPLACE PRODUCTS INTL. LTD. They offer two sizes (55000 and 75000 btu/hr) of units featuring EPA certified dual burn design for cleaner burning. The units include a thermostatically controlled blower for good air circulation throughout the room as well as an air wash system to keep the glass door cleaner. Overall they offer a good warranty but the guarantee on the electrical parts is not as good as some brands.
These units are a part of the offering from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES and are sold through dealers. The 300i is a non-catalytic model with an easy access blower and is backed by a good warranty.
This brand is available in Canada and the USA. They offer two insert models and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer through their website. The units feature large windows for viewing the fire and combine cast iron and soapstone construction for heat retention. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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