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  1. Katy07

    Katy07 Newb

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    Hello all,
    We are planning to buy a fireplace insert to place in the living room Fireplace Insert | Surplus Furniture . It is really cold here, so a fireplace will be very useful for us. In it's feature, it is given that it has a thermostat heating and overheating control device. Is this worth buying?? Does anyone has this in your home?? Any suggestions??
     
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    We frequently see actual wood stoves placed into a fireplace. They are a lot more efficient and give off a lot more heat.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    It would be better if the unit was 230 volt instead of 115 volt, with the 230 volts you are running on half the amps, the amps are what cost money.
     
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    It being a electric unit, its mostly for looks. They do put out a fair amount of heat, but its electric heat. You would be paying for the electric that is used, but makes it 100 percent efficient. The over heat protection is just a safety switch that turns off the heater off if it gets to hot. Same as a space heater that would shut off if it got tipped over. The thermostat would work just like a house thermostat. It would cycle the heat on and off from what ever temp you pick. My Dad has one in a big sun room and it keeps it very warm. It is very easy just to hit a switch and it turns on, nothing to worry about. The flame is just a light show, and doesn't always look realistic.
     
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