I'm about to pull the trigger on a new insert.
I've read the reviews at Hearth.com.
I am going to get a Pacific Energy Summit Insert.
The place I have in mind wants about 2,500 for everything, including face plate, door, and stain. steel insert and cap.
I'm going to pick it up and install it myself.
My house is about 2400 sf, in connecticut, and I'm going to get about 3 cords. I plan to try to heat as much of the house as possible with the insert. The fireplace is on the main level, which is open except for the master bath. Four bedrooms are located up a flight of stairs, and the flight of stairs is located about 15 feet from the fireplace. I have a warm air furnace (natural gas), and it has a fan only setting, so I could run the fun to help distribute the heat, if need be.
Anyone with experience want to throw any heads up my way? Am I missing anything significant?
BTW, I liked the PE insert for a few reasons -
1 - uses outside combustion air.
2 - bigger than most, with greater heat output.
3 - guy on the phone was great, and I'd prefer to give him my business.
4 - claim to have a long overnight burn time.
Thanks from a newb.