you have probably found out, there are a ton of wood burning stoves on
the market (Napoleon
another) and it can become a daunting task to figure out which one will
be best for your home. Enter Napoleon with their full line of wood
stoves, pellet stoves, free standing and fireplaces. Like
many of the top line manufacturers they offer wood stoves in both
catalytic and non catalytic styles. If you are not familiar
with the difference between the two here is an summary from Lehmans.com
stoves typically offer
higher efficiencies and longer burn times. They work by drawing the
smoke into a separate chamber and then through a catalyst.
catalyst is a ceramic honeycomb whose coating causes a chemical
reaction that allows the smoke to burn when the stove's surface is only
500�F. Uniform, long-lasting fires are easier to achieve with catalytic
stoves, which are often 5% to 10% more efficient than non-catalytic
stoves. On the other hand, catalytic stoves have less attractive
flames. Operation is often more technical. And the catalyst, which
carries a six-year pro-rated warranty, eventually needs replacement.
stoves have much prettier
flames and are easier to start. They operate more like stoves built
prior to 1991. People who have used those older models and want to
upgrade usually find the new non-catalytic stoves to be more like their
old ones and can adjust to them easier.
10 Different Wood
Stoves To Choose From
trying to decide
which company to buy from, Napoleon offers 10 different free standing
wood stoves to help you pick from. Just remember that you can
eliminate a lot of these stoves by simply deciding how much of your
home you want to heat. If you own a 1400 sq ft home then it
stands to reason you don't need to heat more than 1400 sq ft,
right? Well, in our opinion you should always go higher
rather than lower when it comes to heating your home with
wood. Using the 1400 sq ft example then it would be a wise
choice to purchase a wood burning stove that could heat up to 1600 or
1700 sq ft.
this wood heater will not be your primary heat source then all this
doesn't make a difference. We burn wood in our stove and it
is the only source of heat we have.
Napoleon stoves that are on the market today include:
same stove as the 1100 & 1400 just a larger firebox
for more heat
Leg Model Emissions as low as 2.8 grams per hour and
69.8% overall maximum heating efficiency
emissions as low as 4.1 grams per hour and 69.8% overall
cast iron with cook top, 11,400-41,300 non catalytic 2,000 sq
ft. 9 hour burn time
cast iron non catalytic 800-2000 sq ft, 11,400-43,000 BTU's 9
hr burn time
(Mobil home approved) non catalytic 800-2000 sq ft. 11,400-41,300
BTU's 9 hr burn time
to Look For In Wood Stoves
Napoleon stoves have a lot of door options and other accessories that
will help you make this stove blend into your home. There is
no doubt you will want to add a blower to your stove which enables the
heat to be pushed into other rooms. You will also have color
options, bottom air feed, one level air supply, ceramic glass and a
lined firebox. Emissions from these stoves are very close to
other stoves on the market and they do meet EPA
burn wood as our primary heat source which means we want the most
efficient wood stove we can find. Burn time is really
important to our family because we don't want to load the stove every
couple of hours. Therefore the longer the burn time the less
you have to load your stove. However, you also want to make
sure that the wood is burning efficiently and all your heat is not
going up the chimney. You can normally expect to get a much
more efficient burn when using a catalytic burner.
to Purchase Napoleon Stoves
We love to shop online
for most of our major purchases but when it comes time to pull
our money out, we like to purchase from the retail store if at all
possible. I want the service that only you can get from a
retail store. However, price is a big issue and if our local store will
not come close to the price we can get online, then we will purchase
The Napoleon stoves can
be found online and you will find stores that offer free shipping.
You will need to weigh all these factors before you purchase
one of these stoves. Installation is another element that you can try
to negotiate in your final price but this is usually how it will work.
You purchase your wood
stove from XYZ Hardware store. They will offer you
installation but they don't do it themselves unless you get lucky.
What will happen is they give you the names of several local
contractors that will install your wood burning stove. Then
it is up to you to contact the contractor to negotiate a price.
You will also need to have all the accessories and parts
present at the time of installation.
We highly recommend you
visit this page to read how we find and select a good contractor that
will install your stove.
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