This is the perfect small area heater for a small fireplace, designed for use in Zero-Clearance or Pre-Fab fireplace. Rated at over 40,500 Btu’s of heat it is unmatched for price or performance: costing hundreds of $$$ less than other product and delivering thousands of Btu's more, using less wood, than other fireplace heater and on average will last over 5 X longer (see my product testimonials page. This is the original and only 'Furnace for Your Fireplace'..
How it Works:
Unlike single method (grate-only) heating systems these heaters are designed to utilize a furnace efficient dual heating method; using both elements of a fire – the flame and the embers. With this design you build a fire and get great heat instantly, you let it burn down and you still get great heat. There's no waiting for the wood to burn and constant feeding of the fire until you have a large bed of ember to produce heat.
The heater is placed in your firebox and the blowers connect to, simply slide onto, the inserts grate tubes. You build a fire by placing wood into the grate opening and turning on the blowers. That’s it - the flame instantly heats the back and tops of the grate tubing producing heat. While the fire burns the back and tops of the tubing get hotter and hotter and the burning embers are captured by the units mesh screen blanketing the heating tubes, superheating them to “ember hot’. The Blowers force air through the 2" diameter tubes producing fire-hot heat.
Power – a single multi-speed blower that deliver 85 CFM of fire hot heat. It’s enough heat to re-circulate all the air in a large 15 x 15 room every 20 minutes
Design - these heaters are designed for function, comfort and convenience.
. The Grate Tubes - are vertically mounted, 2” diameter multi -“C”-shaped steel tubes, Why?
As over to 90% of a fires heat is given off by a fires flame the only way to capture that heat is with vertically mounted "C" shaped tubes that are optimally sized to efficient and effective fully utilize your fire as a heating source. The back and top (the grate+) are continuously heated by the flames providing ever increasing, hotter and hotter, tube heating. The result is heat - unachievable with any single method, grate only system.
Blowers –Unlike any other fireplace heating system this unit provides the perfect compliment of heat - volume and temperature, matching blower speed with heating tube capacity. The Blowers are quiet sleeve-bearing industrial strength utility blowers. Each blower operates at high (85 cfm) or low (55 cfm) speed and has on/off control (see store for more details). They attach directly onto and are matched perfectly in size to the heater tubing. Nothing is lost –
. No “air flow constriction" – as with smaller grates tubes and compounded by heated air expanding in undersize tubes.
. No ‘static pressure" resistance – as with fan-boxes or manifold units indirectly venting air. With this design – the blowers suck in floor level cool air and discharge every cubic foot, at rated speed, as fire hot heat - at waist level, above the fire’s draft. The heat output is so hot it will burn your hand from a foot or more away.
Ember Retaining Screen – the unit’s 1 1/2” diamond mesh screening is heavy gauge steel, it's the same screening used by Landmann and other grate manufactures on their quality Ember Retaining Grates. It's secured to the frame under the tubing, and elevated 4” above the Firebox floor. It captures the fires embers to provide a deep blanket that covers the heating tubes - super heating them.
Venting - The grate tubing is spaced 7" apart. This not only compliments the use of 2” tubing to enhance the fires air circulation, but it also provides the highly critical unobstructed venting of smoke from your fire. There's never any "blocked" or "rolling" smoke caused by the heater.
Material - This unit is built to last, on average over 5 X longer (30+ years) than any other Fireplace Heater! Once again - unlike any other fireplace product it is made completely of high grade/high gauge, machinery fabricated, low-carbon industrial steel. Large sized and heavy-walled to provide:
. Strength and Durability
. Efficiency Fire Burning (air circulation for hot burning and complete fuel consumption)
. Extreme heat conductivity
. High volume air flow
. Thermal burn through protection
. Extremely long life (I can’t guarantee it but it should easily last 30 or more years – see product testimonials).
Construction - It’s fastened with high grade, tempered steel nuts & bolts, for unmatchable strength, durability and heat tolerance. Why not welded? Simple - Metallurgy 101. Welding metals of dissimilar properties and expose that weakness to the constant, uneven and extreme heating and cooling variations within a fireplace and compound with the weight of a wood-stack and they will surely fail. It’s just a matter of time; sooner or later depending on your frequency of use. What then? The bolts, like the unit itself, will never fail!
Uses Less Wood - With this unit, simply by combining the use of blowers/speeds you control the amount of heat produced and the volume of wood you burn. On moderately cold days build a small fire and use the blower on low speed to kill the chill. As the temperature drops - kick up the fire, turn up the blowers. It's up to you.
Economy: The energy cost of operating this unit is less than a 75 watt light bulb. That's over 41,000 Btu's of heat for less than turning on a light.
Savings - with this heater you will not only reduce your reliance on oil, gas and electricity to heat your home, you will also SAVE $$$$ on your heating cost. It could easily pay for itself in a single winter or less and continue to save you money for many, many years to come.
Installation - All units come fully assembled so there's no installation. Simply unpack the unit and put it in your fireplace, slide on the blowers and you're ready to go. It only takes a couple of minutes from unpacking to building a fire.
Safety: This unit comes with many important safety features you won't find on any other heater:
. The heater tubing is contoured to the rear firebox wall so it fits snugly and safely in the rear of your firebox.
. The blowers sit well outside the firebox (unlike Heat-N-Glo, Cozy, etc.) and are thermally protected (blowers and cords)
. The unit comes with a 6" adjustable Heater Tube Extension Sleeves to insure the high velocity of air does not back-draft smoke into the living area (Ideal for fireboxes > 20" Deep)
. The fireplace opening and the blowers completely enclose within a freestanding fire-screen
. The unit has a 4inch 16-gauge steel plate across the front (see pic) to:
. Reduce the radiant heat exposure to the blowers
. Reduce the rolling of burning logs
. Reduce 'popping ember' discharges
Cleaning - These units are open faced and elevated 4" for easy cleaning. It doesn't sit flat on the firebox floor and there's no dangerous "removing the unit" to clean up. With this unit cleanup is a snap.
Power Outage - These units significantly increase your fireplace heat output even during a power outage thru natural convection heating.
Noise Level: I would rate this as fairly quiet, generally producing background noise - much like running a portable fan at high speed. A simple 'noise-level-guide' would be a click or two up on the TV volume for each blower running at high speed.
. Insert measures - 18"H x 18"W x 17"D (smaller sizes available)
. Insert weight = 25 lbs.
. Blowers 115v, .45a/.65a, 55/85 cfm @ 0 sp. Comes fully assembled with 6’ heavy-duty power supply cord (for more details visit my store).
. Strong flexible steel connecting tubes are 14" L. (can be reduced if necessary to enclose within your fire screen.
. Unobstructed fireplace opening of 19" H x 19" W
. Depth must be 18" or greater
. For fireplace with doors frame across the bottom – Frame must be less than 3" in height - so as not to block the connection of blowers to grate tubes (modified sizes available).
. Will not work with certain "drop, recessed or mobile home" fireboxes - see my store for other models.
Shipping and Handling
. Free shipping within US mainland ONLY. All other please contact seller.
. Insurance included with Purchase Price
. Shipping will be made upon verification of payment
. Due to this items cost it will require a signatur confirmation for delivery
Return Policy – As these are very seasonal items there are no returns accepted. Thus you must be very cautious to insure the unit will fit within your fireplace before buying. For damaged in shipping goods, shipping insurance will apply (insurance is covered in s/h fee). If product is used with ‘damage in shipping defect’ insurance and product warranty is voided. The buyer is expected to read and understand all of the requirements as it pertains to their application, before purchasing. Purchasing constitute the buyer agreement with all the conditions set forth.