Jotul C550 woodburning stove
I'm getting ready to purchase a Jotul C550 Rockland wood burning insert for my fireplace. I'm wondering if the wood burning stove can actually save me money as far as cost to heat my home. I live in MN, I have a gas furnace, and at the peak of winter we pay around $400/month in gas bills.
I expect to use the wood burner during the day and the furnace as a back up to keep the house (2000sqft) around 65F. I expect to use around a cord of wood ($250/cord). I realize there are a lot of variables to consider but if any one has had experience with a wood burning stove in MN (or somewhere similar) I'd love to hear their experience.
Also, if you do have a wood burner do you feel it is safe to leave your home with a fire burning?
Thanks for any help....