This Old House recognized the Voyageur for its efficient performance, advanced technology and real value to homeowners.
The Quadra-Fire® Voyageur is a powerful and efficient wood burning fireplace insert. It can burn up to 12 hours from each load of wood and produces 46,300 BTUs—heat for up to 2,400 square feet. A flush front and rugged cast iron construction provide attractive, long-lasting performance. This Old House recognized the Voyageur as a Top 100 best new home product for its efficient performance, advanced technology and real value to homeowners. And, it’s manufactured in the U.S.A. Inserts are an easy way to upgrade an existing fireplace, minimize installation hassles and increase home values.
The Quadra-Fire® Voyageur wood-burning fireplace insert has been named a "Top 100 Best New Home Products" of 2011 by This Old House magazine. The Top 100 is a comprehensive list of the industry’s best, most helpful and unique home improvement products introduced over the past year. The entire list is published in the November issue of This Old House and online, at www.ThisOldHouse.com/top100.
Performance, Reliability, Ease-of-Use Highlighted by TOH
Evaluators deemed the cast iron Voyageur an easy upgrade that bolsters a home’s traditional character—with 21st century technology. Installing a Voyageur in an existing masonry-built fireplace provides more than just classic wood-burning charm. Homeowners can savor a bold fire, while reaping the benefits of clean, eco-friendly heating. A robust 46,000 BTU heating capacity fills up to 2,400 square feet, and one single load of wood can efficiently burn for up to 12 hours.
The Voyageur features Automatic Combustion Control (ACC) technology for easy start-up and extended burn times. A flush-hearth design, large viewing area and attractive finishes round out the Voyageur as a welcome addition in any home.
Top Honor from a Top Source
The Top 100 list consists of seven categories, each rigorously evaluated by venerable This Old House editors and home building professionals. Products in the Top 100 consistently performed above expectations and demonstrated value to consumers as unique, helpful and inventive. TOH assessed both long and short-term savings, ease of use, and a plethora of other homeowner-focused factors.
"We’ve dedicated a lot of resources to our wood-burning inserts," said Director of Product Development Chad Hendrickson. "We’re working to burn wood in a different way. The editors at This Old House found the Voyageur to be exactly what we intended; a powerful, money-saving and eco-friendly heating option. We’re honored to be included in the Top 100."
To learn more about the Voyageur and the entire line of Quadra-Fire fireplaces, stoves and inserts, please visit www.QuadraFire.com.
Quadra-Fire is a leading producer of fireplaces, stoves and inserts burning gas, wood, pellets, corn and other alternative fuels. Quadra-Fire hearth products deliver clean, durable and long-lasting performance. The company is headquartered in Colville, WA and is a member of the Hearth & Home Technologies family of brands. For more information, please visit www.QuadraFire.com.