World's Best Gas Fireplace: 

Nu-Air IFP-45

Our top choice for a gas fireplace is the ENERHEAT IFP-45 from NU-AIR VENTILATION SYSTEMS INC.

The unit 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.

They are not currently available for purchase but are fully certified and field tested with an expected commercial release in mid 2017. This innovative gas fireplace might just be worth the wait.

Other Gas Fireplace Brand Ratings

We continue our gas fireplace ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. 

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

ACQUISITIONS--acquisitions.co.uk---<1*

These fireplaces are made in the U.K. and are sold worldwide. The SPRINGFIELD line offers units with traditional English styling while the X-FIRES COLLECTION offers a variety of models including unvented and balanced flue units with a modern look and feel to them. The guarantee for their products is not very good when compared to other brands.

ACUCRAFT--------acucraft.com--------<1*

This brand offers custom designed fireplaces as well as standard linear, single sided, and multi view models. They use outdoor air for combustion which provides energy savings and can be operated with the doors open. The units are made in the USA and they offer shipping worldwide. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

AMBIANCE--ambiancefireplaces.com--2*

These units feature intelligent thermostatic remotes and an ignition system with battery backup. The INTRIGUE offers offers a twelve piece hand painted log set and a large window for viewing the fire. The INSPIRATION fireplaces offer a choice of logs or rocks/glass beads. These fireplaces are made in the USA by HUSSONG MANUFACTURING Co. INC. and are available through dealers in Canada as well.

AMERICAN HEARTH-americanhearth.com--<1*

This brand is a division of EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS and the units are available in North America but only through their authorized dealer network.. The MADISON CLEAR FACE fireplaces are direct vent units that allow you to have the comfort of a blower distributing the heat without the old fashioned louvers on the front of the unit. This provides a much more appealing view of the fire. The VAN BUREN models are more traditional fires and use B vent for venting.

APPALACHIAN STOVE--appalachianstove.com--<1*

These units are basic unvented fireplaces but they have a durable stainless steel burner and offer an optional fan. The manufacturer's website is very little help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

ARCHGARD------archgard.com--------<1* 

This brand is made in Canada and is sold by dealers throughout North America. The units are direct vent so that a chimney is not required. Their "Fiberflame" burner system provides a realistic glow that simulates wood burning and they have a large glass for viewing the fire. All of the units are remote ready and offer a convection fan. The warranty on the units (especially on the electrical parts) is not as good as many brands. 

ASTRIA----------astria.us.com---------2*

This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed with the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. They offer a wide selection of styles featuring electronic ignition and large windows with unobstructed views of the fire. The DEVONSHIRE series models realistically look like a traditional masonry fireplace but have all of the convenience of electronic controls with battery backup. The RHAPSODY models feature a more modern look with a large linear view of the fire and long wavering flames. The units are backed by a good guarantee but are only available through a dealer network.

ATRA--------atrafireplaces.com-------<1* 

This brand is a part of the JOTUL GROUP and is sold through authorized dealers and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The GZ 450 SERIES offers direct vent units with a 120 cfm fan to distribute the heat throughout the room. The GZ 455 SERIES offers modern linear fireplaces while the GZ 650 SERIES offers units with electronic ignition and a battery backup. The 650 models also offer an optional duct kit to distribute the heat to other rooms. 

ATTIKA------------attika.ch------------<1*

These units are made in Switzerland and are available through a dealer network in Europe. The units feature large windows with unobstructed views of the fire. The VISIO 1 is especially suited for well insulated homes where you want the look of the fire but not as much heat output. Their website has many pictures of the units but very little information about them and does not have a stated guarantee for the products.

AVALON------avalonfirestyles.com----<1* 

These fireplaces are made by TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and are available only through dealers in the USA and Canada. They offer a variety of models with either low, medium, or high heating capacities. They are direct vent fireplaces using outdoor air for combustion which saves energy. Their Dancing-Fyre burner provides realistic flames and the Comfort Control feature allows you to shut off half of the burner to allow viewing the fire without overheating the room. They offer their "GreenSmart 2" remote as an option and the remote can adjust the performance of the flames to maintain a set temperature as sensed by the remote control. The warranty (especially on the heat exchanger) is not as good as many other brands.

BELLFIRES-----interfocos.com-------<1* 

This brand is a part of INTERFOCOS and is available in Europe. They offer a huge selection of styles with a modern look and feel to them. The SMART FIRE line offers zero clearance units with large windows for viewing the fire. The HORIZON BELL L 3 range offers panoramic units which offer a wide view of the fire and they feature their hidden door system. The warranty on the units is not as good as some other brands.

BE MODERN-bemodernheating.co.uk-<1* 

These fireplaces are from the U.K. and the brand offers a wide selection of styles. They offer both slimline and deepline units to fit most any installation requirement. Their "Smartslide" control is still basically a manual control and the guarantee on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

BLAZE KING----blazeking.com--------<1* 

This brand is available through dealers in North America. The CALDERA model is a zero clearance direct vent gas fireplace. The unit features electronic ignition, a variable speed fan, and variable flame height all controlled by a remote control. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good.

BODART & GONAY---bgfires.com-----<1* 

These built-in fireplaces are made in Belgium and are available through a worldwide dealer network. The COSMOS line offers units with a wide panoramic window for maximum views of the fire as well as a double sided model. The guarantee on the brand is not as good as most other brands especially the warranty on the firebox.

BOLEY-------------boley.nl-------------<1* 

These fireplaces are made in the Netherlands and are available through dealers in Europe and China. They offer a large selection of models including all glass units for the ultimate views of the fires while their closed combustion models provide energy savings. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

BUDERUS-------buderus.de-----------<1*

This brand is a part of BOSCH THERMO GmBH group. The H104 M/H204 M units are made of cast iron and feature modulating burners for energy savings. They offer a very limited range of models. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

BURLEY-----------burley.co.uk---------<1* 

This brand offers a variety of unvented (flueless) fireplaces. They are made in the U.K. and are sold through stockists in the U.K., Ireland, and France. The guarantee on the units is not very good.

CANNON--cannonappliances.com.au-<1* 

This brand is made and sold in Australia. The Fitzroy model features electronic controls and a three speed fan while the Canterbury Classic features a gently curved glass front. Both models are available in standard and powerflue models. The Powerflue models can be vented through the sidewall of the home and use outdoor air for combustion which saves energy. The warranty on the units (especially the heat exchanger) is not as good as other brands.

CHESNEY'S------chesneys.co.uk------<1* 

The ALCHEMY RANGE offers high efficiency fireplaces with large unobstructed views of the fire. They offer both portrait and landscape styles but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The units are made in the U.K. and are sold in Europe, China, and North America but only through their authorized stockists.

COMFORT FLAME-comfortflame.us.com-<1* 

These fireplaces are made by INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS and are available in the USA and Canada but only through their dealer network.. The AURORA model is a direct vent fireplace with electronic controls and a built-in fan as well as a battery backup to allow operation during a power outage. The ROCHESTER line offers multi-view models in either see through or peninsula styles. They use milli-volt controls so that power is not required unless you want to use an optional blower. The NORTHERN LIGHTS model is a very modern linear style fireplace that can be easily switched from a standard front view fireplace to a see through style. They also offer vent free models but they are not recommended and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

CONTINENTAL--continentalfireplaces.com--2* 

These units are made in Canada by WOLF STEEL LTD and are available throughout North America. They offer direct vent and vent free units with a wide variety of models including peninsula units. They are sold through dealers and have a good warranty although it is somewhat complicated.

COONARA--------shamic.com---------<1* 

This brand is made by SHAMIC SHEETMETAL PTY LTD and is sold through authorized distributors in Australia. The BAROSSA units are inbuilt fires that have a programmable remote control and high/low fire settings. They are direct vent units but the warranty is not as good as many other brands.

CRYSTAL-------crystalfires.co.uk-----<1*  

These fires are made and sold in the U.K. They offer both standard glass fronted models as well as open fires. The CONNELLY COLLECTION offers high efficiency units but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

CVO---------------cvo.co.uk-----------<1* 

These units are made in the U.K. and can be purchased directly from their website. They offer wall mounted flue-less models as well as "hole in the wall" units. They offer unique "fire bowl" units as well as traditional models. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

DAVINCI---  davincifireplace.com  --<1*

This brand offers custom made fireplaces. They offer a wide variety of designs and feature a crushed glass bed under-lit with LED lights in various colors. The units are made in the USA by TRAVIS INDUSTRIES but the warranty on the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.

DIM'ORA--------  dim-ora.it  ----------<1* 

This brand offers a variety of models including unvented, open, & enclosed fireplaces but they are only available through dealers in Italy. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

DRU--------------drufire.com----------<1* 

These fireplaces are made in the Netherlands and are sold throughout Europe. They offer a wide selection of units in both balanced flue (sealed combustion) or convention flue styles. Their Aqua Range units can be connected to the home's radiators for central heating. The manufacturer's website does not have a stated warranty policy.

ELEMENT4--  element4-fires.com  ---<1* 

These units are made in the Netherlands and are sold throughout Europe as well as Canada and Israel through their dealer network. They offer a variety of models in 1, 2, or 3 sided styles. They are balanced flue fireplaces for energy savings and feature lots of glass for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

ENVIRO----------enviro.com-----------<1* 

This brand is made in Canada by  SHERWOOD INDUSTRIES LTD and features direct vent fireplaces. They have "EmberGlo" burner systems for realistic fires and the heat can be turned down 50%. They offer an optional remote control as well as a variable speed fan. The C44 is a modern linear fireplace but it has a pilot light which wastes energy. The units are sold through dealers in the USA as well as Canada but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not as good as most brands.

ESCEA-----------escea.com------------<1* 

This brand is made in New Zealand and is available in Australia, North America, and the U.K. as well. The DX SERIES offers dual sided and multi-room models. The DL SERIES offers high performance and smart controls while the AF models offer high outputs and large windows for viewing the fire. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands.

ESSE-------------esse.com------------<1* 

These units are made in the U.K. The FIREWALL range features wall-hung, flue-less units for easy installation. They are available in five sizes and feature a glowing bed of embers for attractive fires. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

FIAMMA------fiammafireplaces.com--<1* 

The FIAMMA LINEA is a landscape type fireplace that can be vented by B-Vent or power vented. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units.

FIREFOX------firefox.com.au----------<1* 

These fireplaces are made and sold in Australia. They are zero clearance open fires with either a log/coal or modern pebble bed. They have a two speed fan to distribute the heat throughout the room but the guarantee on the fireplaces is not very good when compared to other brands.

FIREPLACE XTRORDINAIR-fireplacex.com--<1* 

This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and is available in North America. They offer a wide selection of models and feature GREENSMART controls for energy savings. The 564 SPACE SAVER model is a smaller depth for more convenient installation and features their invisible safety screen. The intermittent pilot system allows flexibility for the pilot light to burn continuously or to be started as needed. They are available with traditional styling or the more modern looking clean face construction for better viewing of the fire. The 4237 model is a huge clean face fireplace that has the ability to heat many homes as it comes with twin 130 cfm fans to distribute the heat. The units are only sold through dealers and the warranty is not as good as many brands.

FLAVEL--------flavelfires.co.uk -------<1* 

This brand is a part of BFM EUROPE LTD. and is made in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models with most having a more traditional style but the CURVE gas fireplace has a very modern look. It features modern "hang on the wall" design and a full function remote but it us unvented. The units are available through retailers in the U.K. but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

FOCALPOINT--focalpointfires.co.uk---<1* 

This brand offers a wide variety of vented models in both traditional as well as modern styles. The TRINITY unvented fireplaces are wall-hung units with a modern look and feel to them. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not as good as many brands.

FOCUS---- focus-fireplaces.com ---<1* 

These fireplaces are made in France by ALELIER DOMINIQUE IMBERT and are available internationally. The PICTOFOCUS models are available in two sizes and have an ultra modern look with a large curved glass for viewing the fire. They have electronic controls with a remote and a battery backup for times when the main power to the home goes out. The OMEGAFOCUS model is like a work of art hanging on the wall and features a facade of ripped steel.

FUEGO FLAME--fuegoflame.com------<1* 

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. They offer zero clearance units as well as see-through units to allow views of the fire from two different rooms. The warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands.

GAZCO---------stovax.com------------<1* 

These fireplaces are made in the U.K. and are sold there and in Ireland but only through their authorized dealer network. The STUDIO gas fires offer a variety of options and feature a shallow firebox design making them easier to fit into those tight spaces. They have programmable remote controls for convenience and balanced flue units for energy savings. They are available in portrait and landscape styles as well as a see-through model but the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands.

GLOBAL------globalgasfires.co.uk-----<1* 

This brand offers a wide variety of models/styles and is a part of BFM EUROPE. They offer high efficiency fireplaces but they are only available through authorized retailers in the U.K. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

GOLDEN BLOUNT--goldenblountinc.com--<1* 

The HD 4240 features a huge 42 inch by 36 inch opening for the fire with a clean face design for unobstructed views of the fire. They also offer two models of modern linear fireplaces with open front design but they offer optional glass doors. All of the units use millivolt controls so they will work during a power outage. They feature a damper controlled gas supply system where the gas flow to the unit will shut off if the damper is closed. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not as good as many other choices.

HEARTHSENSE----usaprocom.com----<1*

The ASHLAND SERIES and A-SERIES units offer stylish arched unvented fireplaces. They use millivolt controls so they will work when the power goes out but the guarantee on the units is not very good. The brand is from PROCOM HEATING INC. and is available online through eBay and Amazon as well as their own website.

HEAT & GLO-----heatnglo.com----------1* 

This brand is from HEARTH AND HOME TECHNOLOGIES and is available in through their authorized dealers in North America. The SOLARIS gas fireplace features ultra modern styling with a unique 32 inch circular view of the fire. The PRIMO SEE-THROUGH model offers two sided viewing of the fire with modern styling while the ESCAPE model offers more of a traditional look. The warranty on parts other than the heat exchanger is not as good as other brands.

HEATILATOR-----heatilator.com---------1* 

This is another brand from HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES. They offer a wide variety of units in both B vent and direct vent as well as peninsula models. They feature the INTELLIFIRE system which reduces gas consumption by providing a pilot flame only when it is required and features a battery backup for operation during a power outage. The units are sold through dealers but the warranty on parts other than the heat exchanger is not as good as other brands.

HERGOM--------hergom.com----------<1* 

These units are available in a wide variety of models with a modern look and feel. The MG-73 units are wall mount and feature special design where there is no visible frame or metal parts which offers a wonderful view of the flames. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

HONGSHENG----nbfireplace.com-----<1* 

These fireplaces are made in China. They are basic units with large windows for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

INFINITY--charltonandjenrick.co.uk--<1* 

These fireplaces are made and sold in the U.K. by CHARLTON & JENRICK. They offer a wide choice of sizes and styles featuring large windows for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee policy.

IRONHAUS------ironhaus.com--------<1* 

This brand features the GALLATIN models which are direct vent units with electronic ignition and a battery backup. They have a large window for viewing the fire and feature traditional styling and metalwork. The manufacturer's website is not much help and the warranty on the products is not very good when compared to other brands.

ITALKERO--------italkero.com---------<1*

These fireplaces are made in Italy and the brand offers a wide selection of models. The VENEZIA models are available in either two or three sided units and offer unobstructed views of the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

JETMASTER-------jetmaster.co.uk-----<1*

These fireplaces are made in the U.K. The JETBOX units are basic fireplaces with coal effects and are available in two sizes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

KAL-FIRE  ------  kal-fire.com  -------<1* 

This brand is made in the Netherlands and is sold throughout Europe. They offer a variety of models but they are only available through a limited dealer network. The guarantee (especially on the firebox) is not as good as many other brands.

KENT------------kent.co.nz------------<1* 

These fireplaces are made and sold in New Zealand by the ABER GROUP. The SIENNA units are affordable models with modern stainless steel fascia. They have peizo ignition and a fan for distributing the heat but the warranty on the units is not very good.

KINDER------kindergasfires.co.uk-------4* 

This brand is a part of BFM EUROPE LTD. and is made in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models in both traditional and contemporary styles. This is their "flagship brand" and is backed by a very good guarantee. The ATINA HE BALANCED FLUE model is a high efficiency gas fireplace that features a fully automatic remote with a built-in thermostat.

KINGSMAN----kingsmanind.com------<1* 

This brand is made in Canada and is sold throughout North America. They offer B vent, direct vent, and vent free models. The units use millivolt controls which allows them to work during a power outage. They offer multi-sided units as well as the standard units. The units are only sold through dealers and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

KOHLANGAZ--kohlangazfires.co.uk---<1* 

This brand is from BFM EUROPE and is made in Britain. They offer both open or balanced flue fireplaces and have either standard or high efficiency models. The guarantee on the firebox is not as good as many other brands. 

KOZY HEAT------kozyheat.com---------2* 

This brand is from HUSSONG MANUFACTURING and the units are available throughout North America. They offer a wide variety of pretty basic units but offer options such as a fan, remote control, etc. The ALPHA 36S offers traditional styling combined with a clean face for unobstructed views of the fire while the BAYPORT 41 offers a more modern feel with a large window for viewing the fire. They are sold through retailers in the USA and have a good warranty but it is somewhat complicated.

LEGEND-------  legend-fires.com  ----<1*

These fireplaces are made and sold in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models but their website is not much help.

LOPI---------lopistoves.com-----------<1* 

This brand is from TRAVIS INDUSTRIES and is available in North America and Australia. They offer a wide selection of models and feature GREENSMART controls for energy efficiency. The 564 SPACE SAVER model is a smaller fireplace that is designed for bedrooms and dens and allows the ambiance of a fire without overheating the room. The 564 HIGH OUTPUT model is designed to heat larger areas (up to 1400 square feet) and includes a standard fan to distribute the heat. They are sold exclusively through dealers and the warranty is not as good as many brands.

MAGIGLO-------magiglo.co.uk--------<1*

This brand is a part of BURLEY APPLIANCES and is made and sold in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models in both unvented and balanced flue styles. The AFFINITY PLUS model is a wall hung fireplace with a modern look and offers a variety of options to customize the unit but the warranty is not as good as many other brands.

MARQUIS----marquisfireplaces.net-----2*

These fireplaces are made in Canada by KINGSMAN FIREPLACES INC. and are sold exclusively through their dealer network in the USA and Canada. The ATRIUM model offers a peninsula (three sided) option with large unobstructed views of the fire. The standard units have basic manual millivolt controls so that they will operate during a power outage but they offer optional state of the art temperature sensing remote controls as well. The BENTLEY range offers either standard or see-through models in a portrait style while the INFINITE range offers very modern linear fireplaces. The brand is backed by a pretty good guarantee including a lifetime warranty on the firebox.

MATCHLESS---matchlessfires.co.uk---<1* 

This brand is from CHARLTON AND JENRICK LTD. and is made and sold in the U.K. The HEAT MACHINE range offers fires with a traditional look and feel and basic technologies. The M8 offers a more modern look and feel with a large window for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

MCZ-----------------mcz.it-------------<1* 

This brand is made in Italy and is sold throughout Europe and the USA. The FORMA GAS range features natural draft units with electronic controls. They have an optional duct kit to allow for heating another part of the home. The warranty on the units (especially the heat exchanger) is not very good.

MENDOTA--mendotahearth.com-------2*  

This brand is a division of JOHNSON GAS APPLIANCES CO. They offer a variety of models & styles that can be customized. The FULLVIEW DECOR line is available in both linear and portrait styles offering a large glass for viewing the fire. They have remote controlled variable flames and are backed by a decent warranty but are only available through their dealer network in the USA.

METALFIRE----metalfire.eu-----------<1*  

These fires are made in Belgium and are sold throughout Europe. The AVENUE collection offers a variety of high efficiency closed gas fireplaces with large windows for viewing the fire. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

MODUS-----modusfireplaces.com-----<1* 

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.

MONESSEN--monessenhearth.com---<1* 

These brand only offers vent free gas fireplaces and they are only sold through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.

MONTIGO------montigo.com-----------<1* 

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.

NAPOLEON--napoleonfireplaces.com---2* 

The ASCENT units feature a modern clean face design for impressive views of the fire. They have a back-up control system which allows operation even in the case of a power outage to the home. The VECTOR range offers two sizes of linear fireplaces which have an LED ember bed where you can choose your color. Their eFire app allows you to control every aspect of your fireplace from your smartphone for convenience. They are only sold through authorized dealers but they are backed by a great warranty.

NECTRE---------nectre.com-----------<1* 

This brand is made by PECAN ENGINEERING PTY LTD and is sold through authorized dealers in the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, the U.K. and New Zealand as well as 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 but it is for natural gas only. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

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. They are not currently available for purchase but are fully certified and field tested with an expected commercial release in mid 2017. This innovative gas fireplace might just be worth the wait.

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 are sold in Europe. They use piezo ignition instead of automatic and their website does not have a stated guarantee.

ORTAL----------ortalheat.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 TRADITIONAL MINIMAL model offers large unobstructed views of the fire and features realistic looking logs. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the products.

PARAGON-charltonandjenrick.co.uk--<1* 

These fires are from CHARLTON and JENRICK LTD. and are made and sold in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of units in both conventional flue and balanced flue models. They offer both modern looking units as well as more traditional styles but the warranty is not as good as some other brands.

PLATONIC---platonicfireplaces.co.uk--<1* 

The GREEN FIRES line offers a variety of balanced flue fires. They feature large windows for viewing the flames and the brand also offers custom made fireplaces. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

REAL FIRES----realfires.co.nz---------<1* 

This brand is made and sold in New Zealand. They offer a variety of models with a modern look and feel to them. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

REGENCY----- regency-fire.com ------<1* 

This brand is from FIREPLACE PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL and they are available through dealers in North America and Australia. The CITY SERIES offers modern linear fireplaces with large unobstructed views of the fire. The SAN FRANCISCO BAY model is a three sided direct vent fireplace with a seamless glass barrier for safety that does not compromise the view of the fire. The BELLAVISTA models have more traditional styling and offer an optional variable speed blower to distribute the heat throughout the room. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

RICHEN------- electric-fire.com ------<1* 

These units are made in China and are available in two portrait style units with coal bed effects. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

ROBINSON WILLEY--robinsonwilley.co.uk--<1* 

This brand is a part of the GDC GROUP and is made and sold in the U.K. The FIRECHARM RS units are balanced flue fireplaces for energy savings and feature electronic ignition for convenience. The units can only use natural gas and their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

SAVANNAH---savannahheating.com--<1* 

This brand offers a variety of models and features large unobstructed views of the fire. The BL 21 is a modern linear style fireplace that is budget friendly. The ABR 19 is a direct vent fireplace that is designed to replace existing B vent models. The units are made in Canada by INCA METAL CUTTING but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

SOLAS----------solasfires.com--------<1* 

These units are made in the USA and are wall hung like pictures. The offer both direct vent and unvented models that can be controlled manually or with a remote control. The FORTY6 model is a linear fireplace with an advanced remote control. The ONE6 model is a portrait style unit and offers an optional corner mounting kit. The brand is a division of PROGRESSIVE MANUFACTURING INC. and is available through dealers in the USA and Canada but the warranty on the units is not very good.

SPARK--------sparkfires.com------------3* 

This brand features modern styling and is available in two sided as well as peninsula units. They offer both direct vent and vent free models and are backed by a good guarantee. The fireplaces can be purchased directly from their website and are backed by a pretty good guarantee.

STELLAR----stellarhearth.com--------<1* 

This brand is from BIG WOODS HEARTH PRODUCTS INC. The CML-58 has a very modern look and feel to the unit with interior accent lights. The CTL-58 has a more traditional look and the BDCT is a corner fireplace. The VIEWPOINT SERIES offers two sizes with large unobstructed windows for viewing the fire. The GALAXY SERIES offers units with taller windows for viewing the fire and a larger heat output. They also feature "Safe-T-Touch" glass which keeps the glass cool to avoid burn hazards. The units are available in the USA and Canada but only through their authorized dealers and the warranty on the units is not as good as other brands.

SUPERIOR-superiorfireplaces.us.com-<1* 

This brand is from INNOVATIVE HEARTH PRODUCTS which was formed with the merger of LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS and FMI. They offer a wide selection of models featuring electronic ignition with a battery backup. The DRT6300 series units have a clean face design for large unobstructed views of the fire and they are available in both traditional and modern styles. These fireplaces are only available through their dealer network in the USA and Canada and their website does not have a stated guarantee for these products.

THERMOCET----thermocet.nl----------<1* 

The TRIMLINE units are made in the Netherlands and are available in Europe. They offer a variety of balanced flue models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

TOWN & COUNTRY--townandcountryfireplaces.net--3* 

These units are made in Canada by PACIFIC ENERGY and are sold throughout North America by authorized dealersThey offer wide screen models and see through units as well as an arched unit for a traditional look and feel. All of the units have a battery backup to operate during power outages. The units also have their "maestro" control system which incorporates a wall-mounted on/off flame control switch and a programmable hand held remote. The HELIFIRE 360 fire has a unique ultra-modern look and features all stainless steel construction but it is only available for natural gas. The units are backed by a good warranty.

TRAFORART----traforart.net-----------<1* 

This brand is made in Spain and is available worldwide. The units have a modern look and feel and, in fact, are more a work of art than an appliance. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

VALOR-------valorfireplaces.com------<1*

 These fireplaces are made in Canada by MILES INDUSTRIES LTD. and are also available in the USA. They offer a wide variety of models which are direct vented and have millivolt controls so they can operate during a power outage. The H6 model offers a 60% larger window for great views of the fire. The VERTANA series features their "Valorstat" remote which senses and controls the room temperature as well as allowing the pilot light to be turned on and off for fuel savings. The remote control is programmable for convenience. The unit offers an optional blower kit so that the heat from the unit can be ducted to three separate zones of the home. The warranty on the unit, especially the heat exchanger, is not as good as many brands.

VERINE--------verinegasfires.co.uk---<1* 

This brand is a part of BFM EUROPE LTD. and is made in the U.K. They offer a wide variety of models including balanced flue (direct vent) and B vent models. The EDEN ELITE model is a wall mounted fire with a large unobstructed view of the flames and a full function temperature sensing remote control. The guarantee on most parts is very good when they are purchased through their showrooms but the warranty on the firebox is not.

WARMINGTON--warmington.co.nz----<1* 

These fireplaces are made and sold in New Zealand. They offer a variety of models featuring basic technology. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

WHITE  MOUNTAIN HEARTH--whitemountainhearth.com--<1* 

This brand is a division of EMPIRE COMFORT SYSTEMS. The CHATEAU line of fireplaces offers both modern and traditional styles. They have battery backup ignition in case the power is out but the guarantee on parts other than the heat chamber is not very good when compared to other brands. The TAHOE DELUXE CLEAN FACE models are direct vent fireplaces that offer a large unobstructed view of the fire. The BOULEVARD linear fireplaces are great for those larger rooms as they are a 60 inch fireplace with an impressive glass of more than 700 square inches. The thermostatic remote control anticipates heat demand and automatically adjusts the flame height to match the needs of the room. The brand is only available through their authorized dealer network in the USA and the guarantee on parts other than the firebox is not very good when compared to other brands.