As the household name for heating alternatives who offers dependability and quality you know and trust, American Energy Systems Inc. has expanded their time tested and multi-fuel technology with the addition of the Winchester Flex-fuel Fireplace Insert. The Winchester boasts the MagnuM brand name, the leader in Biomass technology for over 35 years.
The Winchester has a compact design to fit a variety of Fireplace sizes yet delivers a powerful heating punch; a look that fits well with all varieties of décor, from country to contemporary. The fire will captivate you for days through the large viewing area of the arched door and a burn time of up to 56 hours on a single hopper capacity of up to 68 pounds of corn fuel.The Winchester is also available as a free standing cabinet style or leg unit.
Also for your convenience, all models can be purchased with an automatic ignition system. The Winchester has also been equipped with an enhanced heat exchanger with a wrap around shell for increased heat efficiency, and a futuristic advanced control board with on-board diagnostics.
Our fully trained and certified Dealers and service providers are waiting to make your MagnuM experience positively warm and inviting. Start saving on your heating bills today by purchasing the MagnuM Winchester model WIN-ACI today.
Thank you for supporting clean air, warm nights, and economical satisfaction.
- The most custom options in the industry!
- True corn, biomass and agri-fuel burning.
- Large fire viewing area.
- Environmentally friendly!
- Supports local farmers and communities.
- Saves you money even when the price of corn fluctuates.
- Overall efficiency as high as 83%. ( EPA certified for Corn, not EPA certified for Wood pellets to the new standard, Does not qualify for Federal Tax Credits )
The MagnuM Winchester series is available in three different models: cabinet style, cabinet style with Queen Ann legs, and as shown in this section, a fireplace insert.
All models are available in 4 paint options: metallic black, honey glow brown, forest green, sky blue; 2 plating options: nickel, gold; 3 glass etching options: leaping white tail deer, pheasants in flight, an eagle soaring.
As a true corn, biomass, agri-fuel, Flex-fuel burning appliance, you have the option of which fuel to burn and the versatility if a certain fuel is not available in your area. You can enjoy endless hours of being mesmerized by the intricate dancing of the fiery flames through the large arched door of the appliance.
All MagnuM appliances are EPA status exempt. This means no harmful emissions will be released into the environment. You will be burning natural renewable energies and within as little as four months more fuel is available for consumption. Choosing renewable energies is the responsible decision to make, for today, tomorrow and generations to come. Action needs to be taken now to preserve what we have so that the future needs for generations to come can be assured.
Your MagnuM Winchester Fireplace Insert gives you state of the art electronic control with thermostat capable operation along with optional auto ignition. The Tri-Level combustion technology means no matter what fuel you are burning the appliance will perform as expected.
- Clean top heat exchangers, empty ash pan if needed, fill fuel hopper, clean firepot system
- Open combustion air intake wide open for 5 minutes, then reset slide to original position
- Clean fly ash behind all cleanout slides
- Clean lip above brick board, vacuum out firebox
- After glass cools wipe with damp cloth to remove build-up of fly ash
- Remove firepot and check that the air holes are all open
- Vacuum out hopper, check gaskets for leakage, vaccum off electrical motors
- Clean exhaust pipes if needed, inspect connections, vacuum inside cabinet – We recommend Love-Less Ash vacs for ash removal. For more information, please visit www.lovelessash.com.
Spring Cleaning – Yearly Maintenace
- Empty hopper of all fuel, vacuum and oil lightly
- Spray chain with light oil
- Vacuum all motors and inside of cabinet, treat any rusted areas
- Inspect brick board and all gaskets, connections and door latches
- Remove brick board and spray light oil on inside of stove
Warranty information: MagnuM Winchester model WIN-ACI Fireplace Insert – 5-year warranty on structural components, 1-year warranty on electrical components.
Your MagnuM Winchester Model WIN-ACI Fireplace Insert comes with the best warranty in the industry. American Energy Systems feels that the best warranty is the one that does not need to be used. With that in mind, we set out to build the best product possible.
In the event that you do have a problem with the operation of your appliance please read your warranty information over carefully. Make sure that you have sent in your warranty registration or have filled it out online within 30 days of purchasing your MagnuM product. We want to make sure that your needs are taken care of properly and right away. To do this, please contact the place of business where you purchased your MagnuM appliance. They are required to administer warranty and service your appliance. If you cannot get a hold of them please contact our warranty department at [email protected].
Please be sure to read your warranty guidelines supplied with your appliance. If for some reason you have misplaced your warranty papers you can take a look at the latest warranty for your product online here at the MagnuM website. If you are having a venting or installation problem please contact your local place of business where these items were performed. They are responsible for taking care of those issues.
When submitting a warranty claim, make sure that you send in proof of purchase, serial number and model of appliance, date of purchase, who installed product and pictures of the appliance, installation inside and outside of the home and a detailed description of your problem. This information must be submitted by email to [email protected].
The MagnuM Winchester series model WIN-ACI Fireplace Insert has been the industry leader for more than 28 years. A typical drafty masonry fireplace will exit up to 14,000 cubic feet of heated air out of your home causing your heating bill to soar.
Installing your MagnuM WIN-ACI Fireplace Insert not only stops that heat loss but will give you warm comfortable heating up to 99% combustion efficient with over 83% overall efficiency. Isn’t it time for you to put those heating dollars back into your pocket?
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What makes the MagnuM Winchester Fireplace Insert different than other MagnuM Flex-fuel stoves?
The Winchester insert is designed to properly convert a drafty, inefficient wood burning fireplace into an efficient Flex-fuel burning appliance. The Winchester insert is accompanied by a standard shroud that can be installed as a built in fireplace with your own custom surround. The Winchester, as with all of our appliances are available in four custom paint colors: metallic black, forest green, honey glow brown, and sky blue.
What is new about the heat exchanger?
The heat exchanger capacity has doubled in size and is accompanied by a newly designed wrap around air shell. This improves the heat transfer and results in higher efficiency of the Winchester.
What is the new burn technology in the MagnuM Winchester Fireplace Insert?
A new firepot design has been incorporated into the Winchester that redirects the air flow into the firepot so corn and other fuels can be burnt more efficiently. The new firepot combined with the new improved heat exchanger provides the Winchester with state of the art technology.
Does the Winchester have a fuel stirrer?
No, the Winchester does not require a fuel stirrer to efficiently burn a variety of fuels. Fuel stirrers are offered in other MagnuM products.
What kind of fuels can I burn in the MagnuM Winchester model WIN-ACI?
Dried corn, wood pellets, and a variety of other Flex-fuels such as grass pellets, wheat, barley, rye, oats, cherry pits, olive pits and waste paper pellets can be consumed as fuel in the Winchester. A mixture of these fuels may also be combined and burnt at one time.
Why is Flex-fuels as renewable energies better to burn than fossil fuels?
Fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal have limited availability and are price volatile. On average it only takes four months to grow a renewable energy such as corn. By using corn for heating purposes, we can assist in decreasing our use of fossil fuels and other rapidly depleting energy sources. By reducing the demand of fossil fuels, their cost will stabilize. Burning corn and renewable energies for heating our homes allows us to support our local communities and their economies by keeping our business local and reducing the need of importing fuel.
Does the MagnuM Winchester Fireplace Insert start by itself?
The MagnuM Winchester fireplace insert has an optional automatic ignition system that can be ordered separately. Since a large percentage of our customers prefer manual ignition, we made the automatic ignition an option instead of a standard feature.
Can I use a thermostat?
Yes, a low voltage thermostat can be installed to provide you with optimum comfort and fuel usage. A low voltage thermostat can be purchased from your dealer, or a local home improvement or hardware store. Be sure to follow the thermostat manufacturer’s installation instructions.
What is the heating capacity of the MagnuM Winchester Fireplace Insert?
The Winchester has a heating capacity of up to 45,000 BTUs input and depending on heat loss and heat load can heat the average home design in a cold climate. The actual heating ability cannot be determined by the factory because of the many factors determining heating area capability. The Winchester has a variety of heat settings to meet the needs of a homeowner and to account for changes in the outside air temperature.
How long will the MagnuM Winchester Insert burn?
The Winchester has a hopper capacity of up to 50 pounds and a burn time of up to 45 hours. Your burn times may vary due to the quality of fuel, installation, heat setting, and the outside climatic conditions.
What is meant by DC models?
AC is alternating current as found in household electrical outlets and DC is direct current like that of 12 volt batteries. The DC Winchester models can operate on electricity from solar panels, wind power, batteries, or a large watt generator during a power outage. During standard operation, DC models operate on household electricity and will automatically switch to battery or other alternative power during a power outage. When the AC current is restored, the Winchester will automatically trickle charge the battery for future use. The battery is not included.
What is the routine cleaning and maintenance of the Winchester? How often must the Winchester be professionally serviced?
The heat exchanger should be cleaned daily and is easily done by pulling and pushing a rod that scrapes the fly ash off the heat exchanger tubes. The firepot should be checked or cleaned of build up daily and the clinker build up removed if needed. The ash chambers and the ash pan should be cleaned every 3 to 7 days depending on the model, your fuel and your burning habits. The exhaust system, motors and fans should be cleaned monthly or as needed with a chimney brush and/or an ash vacuum designed for pellet and corn stoves. An ash vacuum designed for fine ash makes the cleaning process easy and more effective by preventing tiny ash particles from releasing into the air and also as a safety precaution in case any hot ashes were to be accidentally vacuumed. There is an annual spring cleaning of the stove in which the auger, fans and motors are cleaned. Read the Winchester Owner’s Manual for complete instructions.
How is the Winchester vented?
The Winchester has direct vent capabilities and uses 3″ or 4″ corn venting or PL venting. This small diameter venting is inexpensive and easy to use. A certified MagnuM dealer or an HVAC certified person is required to install your MagnuM appliance. MagnuM appliances can virtually be installed anywhere in the home. The dealer will determine the flexibility of a vertical or horizontal venting installation.
Is fresh air required with the Winchester?
Yes, outside fresh air is required and should be connected to all MagnuM Flex-fuel appliances to operate properly. Utilizing outside combustion air aids the efficiency of the unit and keeps the heat in your home where it belongs.
How clean is the exhaust?
All American Energy Systems Inc. MagnuM appliances have surpassed stringent international safety, efficiency, and emission testing. All MagnuM appliances are EPA status exempt.
Are the doors and grills available in different finishes? How well will I see the fire?
The large arched door is available in 24 karat gold, nickel, or any one of four custom paint colors that we offer. You will be romanced by the full view of the dancing fire. Elegant etched glass scenes of leaping white tail deer, pheasants preparing for flight, or a soaring eagle are offered to enhance the fires imagery.
Who is the manufacturer of the Winchester?
The Winchester is manufactured by American Energy Systems Inc.. Located in Hutchinson Minnesota, with over 36 years of expertise, American Energy Systems Inc. is the leader in the Flex-fuel industry with their MagnuM series appliances and wood log burning Zero Clearance Fireplace systems.
Where can I purchase a MagnuM Winchester Fireplace Insert or a MagnuM stove?
Visit www.magnumheat.com to learn more about all of the MagnuM appliances and to locate a dealer in your area where you can purchase your corn, biomass, agri-fuel burning appliance and do your part in conserving the environment. You will receive an immediate return on your investment by saving you money on your home heating costs.