Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fireplace Insert List

We have been looking into a fireplace insert for the past year. Our home is heated with propane which continues to rise in cost. We wanted to make a purchase before the end of the year due to the income tax credit return.  The brands we looked at were Country, Pacific Energy, Lopi, and Avalon (Olympic)
We found the brands to be similar heat output and features. The prices did vary with individual brand.
We used the websites to narrow down what we were looking for in style and heat output.
We then took out list to a local dealer.

The beauty and grace of the Olympic insert (Avalon) is manifest not only in its looks, but also in its remarkable efficiency. At just 2.6 grams of emissions per hour, the Olympic is one of the cleanest-burning large wood inserts ever approved by the EPA. Its large firebox can handle logs up to 24” long, providing up to 12 hours of continuous burn time. It also features a single control to adjust heat output and a by-pass damper to prevent smoke puff-backs while starting and reloading. Several sizes of surround panels are available to accommodate a wide range of fireplace openings. Etched glass, a solid brass door and a variable speed blower are options to enhance the appearance and performance of your Olympic insert.

Pacific Energy Fireplace Inserts heat homes beautifully. Made with Pacific Energy's engineered floating fireboxes, each Insert is designed to slow the combustion process and force warm air back into the room. Wood is burned at a higher temperature  for a longer period of time, creating more heat from less wood. And unlike an open fire, you control the heat output. Each Pacific Energy Insert comes with a simple, easy to use one-touch control.

Transform your old masonry fireplace with the clean, contemporary, sleek design of the Perfect-Fit Plus wood insert with the Cypress face. With no visible grills or venting the insert adds a polished touch to a modern decor while serving as a super-efficient heat source. The insert also features the unobstructed air wash system maintaining clarity and cleanliness of the glass year round.
Easy To Live With - A single air control allows you to set the fire to your desired setting. Operation is easy and requires no guess work to burn efficiently . The Perfect-Fit Plus is also one of the only wood burning inserts to feature a bypass damper that lets you open the flue before starting or reloading your wood making fire start-up simple and preventing smoke spillage into your home.

I saw these flush mount fireplaces and immediately thought we found what we were looking for!