The Harman Accentra pellet stove is a modern looking unit made of cast iron. The freestanding stove has a useful tinted glass hopper lid so you can see at a glance what the fuel situation is.The Harman Accentra can produce 40,000 btu. and is rated to heat an area of 1,400 square feet. It has a heavy cast iron heat exchanger for efficient heat distribution around the home.
A track system is available for the Insert to make moving it in and out easier when doing maintenance. A useful option because this unit is heavy. The Insert won the Hearth Products Association 'Vesta' award in 2003.
For most heat settings other than maximum, the stove is capable of running without its distribution blower being turned on. This means that you can have a quiet time with a view of a good fire.
The control board has some diagnostics to help isolate any problems. There is also a port where a Harman dealer can plug in a diagnostic tool.
The Harman room heat sensor is 'intelligent' in that it can monitor temperature trends in the room and either speed up or slow down the stove to compensate. This provides more even temperatures than a stove which starts and stops.
If you are unsure of the meanings of the terms in the pellet stove review below,or their implications, please go to the Pellet Stove Reviews page for an explanation.
Heating Area 1,400 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output 40,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output Zero
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity Freestanding 50 lbs. Insert, 57 lbs. See below for smaller hopper capacities
Burn time Freestanding 66 hrs. Insert, 76 hrs.
Fuel Type Any biomass pellets
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity Freestanding 150 cfm. Insert 180 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible A room temperature sensor is standard with this stove. It is possible to connect a thermostat as well.
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions 2.4 gr./hr.
Height 31.5 in.
Width 24.6 in.
Depth 23.2 in.
See below for insert dimensions
Weight Freestanding 370 lbs. Insert 450 lbs. including surround
Window Size 11 in. by 9 in.
Flue Vent Size Freestanding 3 in. Insert 4 in. 3 in. adaptor optional
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height Freestanding 7.7 in.
Colours Enamel finishes in Black, Charcoal, Forest Green, Goldenfire Brown, Honeyglo Brown, Metallic Blue, Mojave Red, Patriot Blue.
Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Cast Iron
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes
Defects in materials or workmanship
Failure of mechanical or electrical parts.
Warranty transferable to a new owner for $25 fee.
Colours listed above
Cast Iron Legs, can be used with the hearth pad.
Cast Iron Pedestal Base. (Hearth Pad)
Ceramic Log Set
Ceramic Log Set
Colors: Charcoal, Forest Green, Mojave Red, Metallic Blue, Black
Zero Clearance Housing
Track System, (makes moving the insert in and out easier for maintenance).
20 in. and 22 in. reduced height hopper. (For smaller fireplaces).
Dimensions for the Harman Accentra Fireplace Insert
Height 32 in.
Width including surround 41.8 in.
Depth 14.4 in. onto hearth, 15.5 in. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 20 in.
Width 24.7 in.
Depth 15.5 in.
Insert Surround Dimensions
41.8 in. by 32 in.
Smaller Hopper Capacities
20 in. hopper: 38 lbs.
22 in. hopper: 48 lbs.
The battery backup offered by Harman is not supported by onboard electronics. It's an inverter unit made by Surefire and will work effectively with any pellet stove. See the link above.
Smaller hopper sizes available to allow the Harman Accentra Insert to fit smaller fireplaces will result in shorter burn times. 20 inch hopper height -- 50 hours, 22 inch hopper height -- 64 hours.
One ton of pellets burned
Empty the ash pan, scrape the burn pot, clean the heat exchanger surfaces.
Once a year
Clean and scrape the burn pot, clean the heat exchanger, clean ash from the inside of the stove, clean the combustion blower fan and internal flue. Clean fines from the fuel delivery system.
Inspect and clean the flue if necessary.
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