Review of Napoleon --- Insert 1401 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 380 | House Size (Sq feet): 2030
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 1478.00
Location : Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer - fireplacesnow.com
Stove is excellent. Heats entire main original portion of house (1600 sq ft two story) easily w/ use of ceiling fans to aid air distribution. Very efficient; burns less than 1/2 the wood that previous wood burning insert used. Gorgeous fires; wife, daughters and dogs are all mesmerized by the flames. Good looking unit with adequate stove cooking ledge for large kettles and for cooking if the power goes out. Nice feature that surrounds and dual blowers are included standard. On many similar stoves that I looked at, these features cost extra to the tune of several hundred dollars.
Bought through internet dealer to obtain lower price. Promised 2-3 week delivery; took over 2 months to actually deliver. Granted there was an extremely high demand with it being the winter following huge increases in the price of oil and natural gas. However, you shouldn't promise what you cannot deliver.
Incredible draft with 30' long 6" diameter stainless liner. Very glad that I hired a licensed chimney sweep to install stove and liner.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004