Gas Insert Sizing Question
We're close to buying a Fireplace Xtrordinair FPX32DVS or Jotul 450 Katahdin gas insert.
On our last visit to a FireplaceX dealer, the crew on hand suggested we look at the larger FPX34DVL. I knew this was a more powerful unit, and I told them I didn't want to be "blasted" out of our 200 sq. ft. living room. They all replied, "Don't worry about that... go for the larger viewing area!"
So my question is: How do these inserts perform when running at their lowest setting and cycling on/off? Is it like a gas furnace? Isn't that the exact scenario you want to avoid with these units -- oversized and cycling on/off?
Also, I'm leaning towards Fireplace Xtrordinair because of all the great feedback on this forum. I've seen good feedback on Jotul also. But between these two brands in this setting, is one better than the other? Or is it just aesthetics at this point?