Review of Vermont Castings --- montpelier -- 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): 800 | House Size (Sq feet): 3500
Bought in 2013 , Price Paid:
Location : East Islip, New Y 11730, USA
Purchased from: - Jovial Stoves
Great looking, Solidly built, Efficient, Easy to operate, Large viewing window, powerful fan helps move warm air and is not too loud.
Could use a better draft control
I really love my VC Montpelier. It is my first stove so I had to learn a few tricks such a stop down fire building to get the most out of it. It burns very clean and can heat almost my entire home when I supplement warm air flow to the second floor with a couple of small fans. The draft control really could use more air flow on startup to reduce time to get a hot fire going. Once the fore is started and I have a bed of coals this insert pretty much runs itself. On Long Island oil is crazy expensive and I expect savings to be $1000-$1200 per year. This is my first year so I had to buy wood to get started. However there is an abundance of free Red Oak available in pre-cut rounds so I just have to do the splitting and wait a year to have free fuel.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004