Fireplace Pellet Insert

msb91932 Posted By msb91932, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:29 AM

  1. msb91932

    Member 2.

    Nov 19, 2012
    Hello from the Poconos! Does anyone have any input on a pellet burning fireplace insert? My sister is a widow and just bought a small house. It has a fireplace, and she has expressed an interest in a fireplace insert that burns pellets. I have a pellet stove that I really love, but her house is small and would prefer an insert. The house is less than 800 square feet, but if it's like any other house in the Poconos, insulation is minimal. Her main heating source is electric baseboard heat.

    Thanks, Mike
  2. fedtime

    Member 2.

    Sep 13, 2009
    Down East Canada
    Mike - I removed a propane insert and installed a Harman Accentra insert that I have been very happy with. Two inserts would fit in the hole size-wise, but the Harman was a better deal and performance reviews on this forum were positive. I had to install the zero clearance box because some of the clearances were close. Periodic maintenance (for most, once per year) requires you to pull out the Accentra insert, so that must be considered because the unit is very heavy.

    My advice would be to measure the space and see what will stoves fit. That may help determine what stoves you can consider.
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