wood-burning fireplace insert -- questions
I'm looking for folks who may have already done what we're considering. We have a 60 year old masonry home with a fireplace. Two storeys, hot-water heat system. There are many large oak trees in the neighborhood and unfortunately one on our property is in bad shape and will have to come down, giving us a very large supply of wood.
We're considering a small wood-burning fireplace insert to take advantage of the wood, and supplement the main heat system. There is an air conditioning blower that was added some 25 years ago -- we can move the warm air throughout the house.
I'm looking for any comments on our plans and options. I was shocked at how expensive this can be. Got quotes of $4100 - $4800 for complete package + install from a local stove store.