This is the answer - a economical and powerful large area heater. It delivers well over 3 X more heat, using less wood, than any other fireplace heater product and on average will last 5 X longer. Rated at over 82,600 Btu’s* of heat it is unmatched for price or performance. Use it with logs of any size, in any wood burning masonry fireplace, with or without doors. Don'tr be fooled by inferior, wannabe products claiming to turn you fireplace into a furnace - 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 - with this unit each tube is its own heater and there's no full firebox size fires required to produce heat. This unit is powered with 2 individually controlled BLOWERS that deliver 85 cfm EACH. That’s 170 cubic-feet-a-minute of fire-temperature heat. That’s enough heat to re-circulate all the air in an average 1000 sf area every 40 minutes, a very large 15' x 20' room every 14 minutes.
Note: when using both blowers the unit will draw less than 1.5 amps of electrical current. Visit my store for blower specifics
Design - these heaters are designed for function, comfort and convenience. The tubing and blower combination guarantees and enables, as no other product can, the instantaneous heating and delivery of large volumes of hot, hot air. How?
. 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 efficiently and effectively utilize your fire as a heating source. The bottom of the tubing provides a large, flat, stable grate for holding logs and a deep bed for capturing embers to heat them. 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 – Once again - unlike any other fireplace heating system this unit provides the perfect compliment of heat - volume and temperature, matching blower power with heating tube capacity. The Blowers are quiet sleeve-bearing industrial strength utility blowers that operate at high (85 cfm) or low (55 cfm) speeds 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.
Ember Retaining Screen – the unit’s 1 1/2” diamond mesh screening is heavy gauge steel. It captures the fires embers to provide a deep blanket that covers the heating tubes - super heating them. As the embers burn the ash falls through the screening onto the floor so there is no fire suppressing ash within the fire.
Venting - The grate tubing is spaced 5" apart to provide the highly critical unobstructed venting of smoke from your fire. There's never any "blocked" or "rolling" smoke caused by "Heater Induced" poor fire circulation or obstructed venting.
Material - This unit is built to last, on average over 5 X longer (30+ years) than any other Fireplace Heater! It’s 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 exposing it to the constant, uneven and extreme heating and cooling variations within a fireplace and compound that 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.
Economy: The energy cost of operating a blower is less than a 75 watt light bulb. That's over 82,000 Btu's of heat for less than lighting a single room.
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(20), many(25), many(30) 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 takes about a minute 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. Cleanup is fast, simple and safe!
Portability – After the burning season you can store it away. There’s no unsightly, "permanent" fireplace insert. If you move – take it with you.
Power Outage - These units significantly increase your fireplace heat output even during a power outage using the fires natural air draft into the tubing to produce “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 - 23"H x 24"W x 19"D
. Insert weight = 35 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 24" H x 27" W (Rear)
. Depth must be 19" or greater
. For fireplace with doors frame across the bottom – Frame must be less than 4" in height - so as not to block the connection of blowers to grate tubes (modified sizes available).
. Smaller Non-Masonry or zero-clearance fireplace - see other models
. Contact seller with fireplace dimensions before purchasing.
Shipping and Handling
. Free Shipping within US mainland ONLY. All other please contact seller.
. For instant payment purchases all units are generally shipped within 1-3 business day.
. Due to this items cost it will require a signature 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.