With our wood fireplace insert ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. It truly is as if you were taking a repairman with you while you shop! We have searched the manufacturers' literature and compared the brands. These reviews are for wood burning heating appliances that are designed to be installed in existing masonry fireplaces. We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.
Our top pick is PACIFIC ENERGY. These units are made in Canada and sold throughout North America. They offer small, medium, and large units to match the requirements of you home. All of the units feature a variable speed fan for good circulation of air throughout the room and an air wash system to keep the glass door clean to allow viewing of the fire. The units are backed by a good guarantee.
We continue our wood fireplace insert ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.
This brand offers custom designed and manufactured fireplaces that they will ship anywhere in the world. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is made in Denmark and is sold throughout Europe. The 5-1 model is a clean burning insert with a large air washed glass for good views of the fire. They have their patented aduro-tronic combustion air controller which automatically controls the air to the fire for optimum efficient burning. The warranty on the firebox is not as good as many other brands.
These fireplaces are made in Canada by PACIFIC ENERGY. They are cast iron units with a variable speed blower and an air wash system. They are backed by a good guarantee.
These units are made in Canada and are available in North America. Two models (CHALET 1600 or CHALET 1800) are offered and the units feature a two speed fan to help to circulate the warm air throughout the room. They feature a brick lined firebox with ceramic baffles and stainless steel combustion tubes for heat exchanger durability. They have air wash to keep the glass clean for viewing the fire and a single lever control handle for burn rate but the warranty on parts (other than the heat exchanger) is not very good.