new member... Vermont Castings Stardance or Napoleon Bayfield?

Beth D Posted By Beth D, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:18 PM

  1. Beth D

    Beth D
    New Member 2.

    Nov 14, 2017
    New York
    We are replacing a wood stove with a natural gas direct vent stove. We have narrowed it down to the Vermont Castings Stardance or Napoleon Bayfield, with the options of a remote and a blower kit.

    I would appreciate any opinions about which company/model is better.
    I would also appreciate whether anyone likes the Total System Control for the Stardance That seems to change the ignition system to electronic ignition, and give greater control over flame height, etc., but I have read many pros and cons about the standing pilot vs electronic ignition and am not sure which is best.

    Thank you for any guidance you can give us.
  2. Trouthead

    Member 2.

    Oct 29, 2010
    Don't know which is best, but I have grown to like a standing pilot. thought it would be an energy waster, but that heat from the pilot goes into the room. Also the first time you have a power outage with a standing pilot you stove will still work. Not a fan of built in blowers. I would rather use a small table fan to move the air around.

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