Hey everyone, I have been reading here for a while and appreciate all the great input and first hand experience with various stoves, etc. on this forum. I am looking to install a wood stove this summer and heat with wood for years to come. Please give your advice as I try to select a good stove for our home. I will start off with as much detail as I can muster: Details about the home: Ranch style home: 1200 sq ft (main floor with full basement below) Home was built in 1972, has insulation in walls and ceiling and single pane windows are a bit drafty, but we plan to replace the older windows soon Open floor plan with 8' ceilings We are looking to put the stove in the middle of the house of the main floor (living room) and go straight up with the chimney through the roof (about 1 ft from the peak) Details about the stove: Cost is not "too" much of an issue - (want what will work best longterm) Long burn times are desirable (10+ hours) Large firebox is desirable We like seeing flames We are concerned about possibly having TOO MUCH heat with a larger stove (80+ degrees) As I mentioned, I like the larger wood stoves (for longer burn times, larger capacity) but am concerned about getting something that will be too hot. Here are some stoves I am considering: Englander 30 NC Pacific Energy Summit Pacific Energy Super 27 Woodstock Progress Hybrid Is a catalytic stove a good option in this case? If so, what sizes would you recommend? Can this scenario work out with a large capacity Non-Cat?