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Review of Avalon:Travis Industries --- Ranier -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Avalon:Travis Industries --- Ranier -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2012-12-23 01:01:22

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): 1700
Bought in 2007 , Price Paid: 2200
Location : Bethel, Conne 06801, USA
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - V & V Woodstoves

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Inexpensive compared to others we looked at, ease of maintenance. Not flashy looking. Heats entire home

Dislikes: Small box, but it is all we could fit in our fireplace. Low burn times due to small firebox size (5 hours max.)

Comments: We have owned this insert for 5 years, the first two without a blower.....when we added the blower, it warmed the house more quickly, and efficiently. The blower is noisey as all heck at high speeds, and we go thru a control switch every 14 months almost to the day ($25 a pop). We leave the blower off, or on low once the house gets warmed up, or we have guest over......but leave it on high when we turn in for the night. The blower, although it has it's faults, is worth it in my book.....made that much of a difference

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004