Wood Inserts - best brands
I have been researching wood inserts for my fireplace, and looked at the Regency I2400 medium insert (approx $3000 with piping and installation), and a cheaper Napolean insert (don't know the model # , but didn't like it as much as the Regency - it was about $500 cheaper). The Regency inserts are certified by the EPA. I also spoke to a different dealer that sells Quadra-Fire inserts, and he said the 2700i or 3100i inserts would cost $2500 - $3000 installed.
What kind of reputation does Regency have? How are their inserts? What about the Quadra-Fire? I will be using the insert for supplemental heat at most, unless I like it so much I decide to heat the house with the wood insert downstairs and the pellet stove upstairs... I have a raised-ranch house, with the fireplace in a large, open downstairs room, and an open stairwell to the upstairs living area.
Thanks for any more suggestions!