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GAS FIREPLACE
COMPARISON CHART

SORTED BY: MAXIMUM HEATING CAPACITY

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MODEL
FRAMING
OPENING
REQUIRED
INPUT
MINIMUM
(BTU/HR)
INPUT
MAXIMUM
(BTU/HR)
HEATING
EFFICIENCY
(PERCENT)
OUTPUT
MINIMUM
(BTU/HR)
OUTPUT
MAXIMUM
(BTU/HR)
HEATING
CAPACITY
(SQ.FT.)
VIEWING
WINDOW SIZE

(SQ.IN.)
Solas FORTY6 Gas Fireplace
 
SOLAS
FORTY6
WALL MOUNT
 
 
MOUNTS
ON WALL
SURFACE
 
 
NG
19,000
LP
19,000
 
 
NG
29,000
LP
29,000
 
 
79%
 
 
NG
15,010
LP
15,010
 
 
NG
22,910
LP
22,910
 
 
UP TO
1500
 
Solas FORTY6 Viewing Window
Pacific Energy Esprit Contemporary Gas Fireplace
 
PACIFIC
ENERGY
ESPRIT CONTEMPORARY 
BUILD-IN
 
 
45" W
33-5/8" T
16" D
 
 
NG
22,000
LP
22,000
 
 
NG
30,000
LP
26,000
 
 
75%
 
 
NG
16,500
LP
16,500
 
 
NG
22,500
LP
19,500
 
 
UP TO
1500
 
Pacific Energy Esprit Viewing Window 
Pacific Energy Esprit Linear Gas Fireplace
 
PACIFIC ENERGY
ESPRIT LINEAR 
BUILD-IN
 
 
45" W
33-5/8" T
16" D
 
 
NG
22,000
LP
22,000
 
 
NG
30,000
LP
26,000
 
 
75%
 
 
NG
16,500
LP
16,500
 
 
NG
22,500
LP
19,500
 
 
UP TO
1500
 
Pacific Energy Esprit Viewing Window 
Solas TWENTY6 Gas Fireplace
 
SOLAS
TWENTY6
WALL MOUNT
 
 
MOUNTS
ON WALL
SURFACE
 
 
NG
11,000
LP
11,000
 
 
NG
19,000
LP
19,000
 
 
79.5%
 
 
NG
8,745
LP
8,745
 
 
NG
15,105
LP
15,105
 
 
UP TO
1000
 
Solas TWENTY6 Viewing Window 
Solas ONE6 Gas Fireplace
 
SOLAS
ONE6
WALL MOUNT
 
 
MOUNTS
ON WALL
SURFACE
 
 
NG
7,500
LP
7,500
 
 
NG
13,500
LP
13,500
 
 
79%
 
 
NG
5,925
LP
5,925
 
 
NG
10,665
LP
10,665
 
 
600
 
Solas ONE6 Viewing Window 

 

NOTES

INPUT RATINGS:
Manufacturers size their gas appliances by the heat INPUT rating, measured in British Thermal Units (BTU's). This is a measurement of the heat value of the gas the appliance burns per hour. If the rate of burn is adjustable, the input rating is given at both the lowest and highest burn settings. One THERM of natural gas or one GALLON of LP gas each contain about 100,000 BTU's of heat value, so a gas appliance with an input rating of 20,000 - 30,000 BTU/hr will consume approximately one therm of natural gas or one gallon of LP every five hours when adjusted to its lowest setting, and every 3-1/3 hours when adjusted to its highest setting.

EFFICIENCY RATINGS:
The steady state efficiency rating tells us how effectively a given gas appliance turns fuel into heat. Many factors affect this rating, including altitude, composition of fuel gas, length of intake/exhaust pipe, outdoor temperatures, atmospheric conditions, etc. Some companies publish only the lowest tested efficiencies, some just the highest, some publish both the lowest and highest, and some use an average. For this chart, we've used the HIGHEST steady state efficiency rating published by each manufacturer.

OUTPUT RATINGS:
To determine the minimum & maximum heat OUTPUT, we multiply the minimum & maximum INPUT ratings by the EFFICIENCY rating. For example, a gas stove or fireplace with an efficiency rating of 75% and an adjustable input rating of 20,000 - 30,000 BTU/hr will deliver 15,000 BTU's of heat per hour at its lowest setting (20,000 x 75%), and 22,500 BTU's of heat per hour at its highest setting (30,000 x 75%).

 

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