A closer look on the corner of the tag in small print revealed ESW.. EPA approved too. Bought this at HD a few years ago for $199 spring clearance and stored it in the corner of my shop. Going to remove my free standing fireplace and install in its place. Furnace is just too much heat for shoulder season burning.
I hear ya!
If I remember it was $499.00 marked down to $199 and the last stove in the store.
I didn't need it at the time but I knew I could resell it and make a $. Glad I didn't. Fireplace is a waste of heat and furnace is too much so I'm gonna install it.
Warnock Hersey is the testing lab that performs standard tests on wood stoves and with that data rates stoves for emissions, burn time, efficiency, etc. They use standard fuel loads, venting configurations, etc.