Review of Heat n\' Glo --- North Star -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 450 | House Size (Sq feet): 2400
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid:
Location : Watertown, CT 6795, Litchfield
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Superior Southington CT
Looks great with cast iron trim and arched door. Lined with real fire bricks. Takes decent sized logs (24\"). Unit fit into space from existing zero clearance FP.
Air flow does not keep glass clean without a very hot fire. Fan / duct kit to feed adjacent room does not work well at all; fan is loud and pushes very little air.
I had deliberated for quite some time about getting a Tulikivi or other soapstone stove for tha radient heat, I ended up choosing this zero clearance based on a better fit for the the room. With 22\' ceilings the radiant heat would have been a better choice to feel the heat in the room versus it rising to the upper floor.
All in all this is a good unit at a good price.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004