Thoughts on Hearthstone Clydesdale Insert?
I am currently deciding on a wood burning fireplace insert. I am interested in the Hearthstone Clydesdale, but am a little concerned because I have not found more than a handful of opinions on the insert, and 2 of those are negative. If you have this insert, what is your experience with it? I am especially interested in: 1. whether you feel it is able to heat the 1800 sq. ft that it boasts, 2. how the blower performs, 3. whether the blower is noisy, and 4. if there have been any quality/reliability issues with the unit.
Some background. I have a 2000 sq. ft, 2 story, 1910 house in Detroit, Michigan with no insulation in the walls and lots of little rooms. The fireplace is in the 300 sq ft. living room, and I am hoping to heat the first floor (1000 sq. ft) fully and keep the 2nd floor above 60 degrees. I am also considering the Pacific Energy Pacific Insert.
Any information would be extremely helpful. Thanks.