Wood Fireplace Insert Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Wood fireplace ratings part 7 continues our reviews with a look at the Heat Tech, High Valley, Hitzer, Hongsheng, Inis, Invicta, Iron Strike, and Jarrahdale brands.

BRAND----------WEBSITE----------RATING

HEAT TECH---heattechstoves.com---1*

This brand offers only one model with basic technologies. The units do not have a very good warranty.

HIGH VALLEY-highvalleystoves.com--<1*

These units are available in two sizes and feature an airwash system to keep the glass clean for viewing the fire. The units combine traditional styling with a thermostatically controlled variable speed fan for improved air circulation throughout the room. The brand is a part of STOLL FIREPLACE INC. but they use catalytic combustion and the guarantee on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

HITZER----------hitzer.com-------------<1* 

This brand features "Amish craftsmanship" and is available through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. The model 983 has a boxy look and feel to the unit but it is firebrick lined and has two 100 cfm blowers. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

HONGSHENG----nbfireplace.com-------<1*

These fireplaces are made in China. The brand offers basic units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

INIS-----inisstoves.ie----------------------1*

These fireplaces are made in Ireland by PRECISION ENERGY LTD. The INISBOFIN has a large viewing glass and is clean burning. They are available in six different colors with traditional styling but the guarantee is not as good as many brands.

INVICTA----------invicta.fr---------------<1*

This brand is made in France and offers a variety of models. They are made of cast iron for durability and have a fan to distribute the warm air. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

IRON STRIKE--ironstrike.us.com-------<1*

This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed by the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. They are clean burning but use catalytic combustors which must be replaced regularly. They have a large window for viewing the fire but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

JARRAHDALE-----jhc.com.au------------<1*

This brand is made and sold in Australia. They offer custom built fireplaces in three different models. They have a two speed fan for circulating the heat out into the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

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