Review of Lennox --- Montecito -- Fireplace 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): 500 | House Size (Sq feet): 3600
Bought in 2010 , Price Paid: 4000
Location : Sea Cliff, NY 11579, US
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Jovial Stove Shop
Well-made, looks good, seems durable. Will hold temperature drop (at 20F or so) to a degree or so an hour in our large house. Blower greatly improves heat diffusion compared to the old, purely radiant BIS unit we replaced. Takes reasonably large wood. We have one other late 80s BIS unit, this one with the convective gravity air kit, and it's pretty good but the Montecito is much more effective.
Not a whole-house heater given our open floor plan, large central stir case, etc. Would have gone bigger (Montecito Estate) if I had it to do again.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004