I have burned the Regency F2400 in my store. I am very familiar with its pros, cons, and quirks. Although I do have my opinion which I will share toward the end, I will present the facts to you first so you can try to decide for yourself.
Regency F2400 Wood Stove Stats:
- Heating Capacity – Up to 2200 Sq. Feet
- Non-Catalytic Combustion
- Burn Time – Up to 8 hours
- Log Size – Up to 18″
- EPA emissions – 3.44 grams per hour
- 6″ Flue Collar
- More Specs Here
Regency F2400 “The Bad” –
- In my experience their warranty and customer service is terrible. I would not buy a Regency or Hampton product unless it was purchased through a great company. One that has a great customer service track record in your town. Because most likely if there is a problem you will be relying on your dealer to take care of it rather than the manufacturer.
- The firebox is fairly small for this size group of stove. Not a deal breaker for me, but not a plus
- The air wash system does not work very well. I am kind of a fire bug myself. I love to watch the fire burn. It just makes me feel warmer just to see the glow and the flames dancing. The regency F2400 gets a sort of white haze on the glass after the first few fires, even if you are burning a hot one.
- There are a lot of washers, bolts and pieces in the door latch that are exposed to the fire, not my favorite design for the long term. Make sure you take a close look at this when you go see it in person
- The biggest negative to the regency F2400 is how they nickel and dime you to death with the accessories. When you go shopping ask them if it comes with an ash pan, fan kit, or outside air kit. These items are standard with some manufacturers and Regency charges ridiculous amounts for them.
Regency F2400 “The Good” –
- The stove is fairly heavy compared to the average.
- The steel top is made of 5/16″ plate steel which is about as thick as they get.
- Some time has been spent on the details, such as welded tabs to hold the fire bricks in place.
- Regency is a big name, has been around a long time. There is stability in the name
Overall I would say the Regency F2400 is not a bad stove. I do think that there are other stoves in this class that are a better value. And the bottom line is that I probably would not want to put one in my own home. Not for safety reasons, but just because of the features and costs that I think I can find in other similar stoves.
Regency F2400 Retail Pricing:
- Base Model Unit: (Black Door and Pedestal) $1874
- Upgrade to Black door with nickel trim, +$213
- Ash Drawer option, +$146
- 2 Speed Blower, +$359
- Outside Air Kit, +$78
Here is a link to the manufacturer’s site.
If you own or have owned a Regency F2400 Wood stove then I would love to hear any comments or suggestions you have for our other readers. Please let us know if you think I am accurate in my assessment or you think anything is missing.
The Stove Guy