Have wood burning fireplace....but...
We have a 8 year old wood burning fireplace that has been used maybe 10 times. No doors and no insert of any kind. It has a gas line ran into it, that is currently capped off.
We have a two story house, and the first floor its on gets quite chilly, while the second story roasts.
We are in the midwest so it gets quite cold in the winter and the gas bill is very high. The first floor is approx. 1200 -1300 sqft, including the vaulted entryway and a office with doors we keep closed.
What options are there to covert or add to this to make it more useable? I hate the mess and work involved with burning the wood.