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The new EPA approved inserts are not only kinder to the environment, they offer a bonus: since the secondary burn that cleans up the emissions also creates a great deal of free heat, EPA approved inserts will heat the same area as their non-approved predecessors while burning much less wood. This translates into heating efficiencies that are nearly double the industry standard of just a few years ago.

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Model
Minimum
Fireplace Size
Shipping
Weight
Firebox
Size
Hardwood
Capacity
Max. Log
Length
Heating
Efficiency
EPA
Emissions
Maximum
Output
Avg. Output
8 hour burn
Heating
Capacity
Hearthstone Homestead Hearth Stove
Hearthstone
Homestead
Soapstone
21-1/2" T
6" W
6" D
440
lbs
2
cubic ft
40
lbs
21"
83.5%
1.9
grams/hr
50,000
btu
33,547
btu/hr
1200 - 1800
sq ft
Pacific Energy Alderlea T5 Wood Insert
Pacific Energy
Alderlea T5
Plate Steel/
Cast Iron
21" T
24-1/2" W
18-1/4" D
475
lbs
2.1
cubic ft
41
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1000 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy Super Wood Insert
Pacific Energy
Super
Plate Steel
21" T
24" W
18" D
410
lbs
1.97
cubic ft
39.4
lbs
18"
82.6%
3.4
grams/hr
72,000
btu
32,688
btu/hr
1000 - 2000
sq ft
Pacific Energy Neo 1.6 Wood Insert
Pacific Energy
Neo 1.6
 Plate Steel
20" T
30" W
16-1/4" D
325
lbs
1.6
cubic ft
32
lbs
18"
81.5%
3.9
grams/hr
70,000
btu
26,129
btu/hr
700 - 1500
sq ft
 Pacific Energy Neo 2.5 Wood Insert
Pacific Energy
Neo 2.5
Plate Steel
22" T
34" W
20" D
480
lbs
2.5
cubic ft
50
lbs
19"
81%
2.8
grams/hr
85,000
btu
40,678
btu/hr
1500 - 2300
sq ft
Pacific Energy Vista Wood Insert
Pacific Energy
Vista
Plate Steel
22" T
25" W
15" D
300
lbs
1.41
cubic ft
28.2
lbs
18"
80.7%
2.9
grams/hr
56,000
btu
22,858
btu/hr
600 - 1400
sq ft
Pacific Energy Summit Wood Insert
Pacific Energy
Summit
Plate Steel
23-1/8" T
28" W
18" D
500
lbs
3
cubic ft
60
lbs
20"
80.4%
3.9
grams/hr
99,000
btu
48,392
btu/hr
2000 - 3000
sq ft
Hearthstone Clydesdale Wood Insert
Hearthstone
Clydesdale
Cast Iron
23" T
33" W
15" D
585
lbs
2.4
cubic ft
48
lbs
22"
79%
3.1
grams/hr
75,000
btu
38,087
btu/hr
1200 - 2000
sq ft
Hearthstone Morgan Wood Insert
Hearthstone
Morgan

Cast Iron
23" T
26" W
15" D
425
lbs
1.7
cubic ft
34
lbs
18"
79%
4.3
grams/hr
40,000
btu
26,978
btu/hr
700 - 1500
sq ft

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Note: Wood fireplace insert efficiency ratings don't tell the whole story.

While it is true that, given two fireplace inserts of the same approximate size, the more efficient of the two will heat the same area while burning less wood, the efficiency spread among the top-rated inserts we sell is very slight.

For example, the 4.5 point difference in efficiency between the Hearthstone Clydesdale insert at 79% and the Hearthstone Homestead hearth stove at 83.5% might seem significant, BUT at the end of a 3-cord burning season, the difference in fuelwood consumption would be less than $20!

You can read more about woodstove efficiency testing from the viewpoint of two OMNI Laboratory scientists at http://www.hearthandhome.com/James%20Houck%20Articles/HH_01_August.Wood%20Untold%20Story.pdf

 

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