The Harman Advance freestanding pellet stove has a glass hopper lid so it's possible to glance in and check out the fuel situation. Producing 48,000 btu. and rated to heat 1,500 square feet, this stove has a rear firewall accordion heat exchanger as well as the normal top exchanger.This unit has a large bay window, affording good fire views. The brick effect fireback is a standard fitting on this stove.
The ash pan won't need emptying until a ton of pellets have been burned. Access is easy.
The Harman Advance is a slim stove, only twenty and a half inches deep.
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 1,500 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output 48,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output Zero
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity 60 lbs.
Burn time 60 hrs.
Fuel Type Any biomass pellets
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 135 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 32.5 in.
Width 26.6 in.
Depth 20.5 in.
Weight 250 lbs.
Window Size 20 in. by 10 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height 7.75 in.
Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
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.
Marble Tile Top Colors: cream, light brown, green or black
Bright Nickel or Gold Plated Window Frame, Air Grille and Hopper Knob
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.
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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