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Should I or shouldn't I?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by great balls of fire, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. great balls of fire

    great balls of fire New Member

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    Hi everyone! I've been lurking here for about a year and I have finally signed on. I have recently bought a P43 Harmon pellet stove. Love that stove but that is another thread.I have a raised ranch. I am looking to buy a wood insert to heat my downstairs which is about 1000 sq. feet. The stoves I have been looking at are the napoleon economizer 2201, the heatilator ECOchoice wins 18 and the Pacific Energy vista insert. Any thoughts or comments??

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  2. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    I can only speak on the PE. They make a great stove, and most are very pleased with their choice on the stove.
    Is"Downstairs" a basement install? One word of advice I would give is go larger than what you "think" you need. Go by the size of firebox, and not what each manufacturer claims the square footage a stove will heat.
    Not having enough stove for the heat you desire is a real bummer after spending the cash and installing.
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  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Agreed. Of these inserts the Eco-Choice and Economizer are right sized. For equivalent sizing a 2 cu ft insert like the PE Pacific Super would be better. A couple others to look at are the Englander 13NCi and the Century CW2500.

    We have heard some good reports on the Heatilator line. This is the first time I have read about the Nap Economizer.

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