Selecting a Wood Fireplace Insert
We are looking to add a wood burning stove, fireplace insert to our current house. We are in the Northeast and wanted to do something to cut our heating oil use, even if it is by a small amount! I ruled out pellet stoves due to the fact that they need electricity. The wood stove will give us some heat during any winter power outages(I know the fans won't work).
The downstairs is around 2500 sq.ft and I can close off about half of it. It is an open floor plan, so I can't completely close off the main living areas. These are the models we are looking at:
- Lopi "Freedom"
- Hearthstone "Clydesdale"
- Vermont Castings "Winterwarm Large"
- Pacific Energy "Summit"
I hate having to buy something I know nothing about! Any experience with the manufacturers/models? Any other recommendations/suggestions? Should I go with the highest BTU? Thanks