Q&A Making an educated decision

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Nov 27, 2012

How does one begin to know which fireplace is efficient with so many brands on the market and what is fair market value. Is there a "Consumers Report" reference on fireplace durability and reliability that a person can see to make an educated choice? Thanks in advance for your quick response to this question. FYI- I'm looking for a medium sized gas, zero clearance fireplace.


There is no official consumer reports for wood stoves. However, we have started to create a Stove Rating database at Hearth.com which may help you.

See the ratings at:

Link: Stove Ratings database
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