First of all, I am new to the site but have been reading around for the past week or so and I have found a lot of useful information. Now on to my situation. I have a 3000sf single level house with electric central heat and air in central Arkansas that was built 10 years ago. I currently have an open zero clearance fireplace on an interior wall that is nice to look at but does not do much for heating the house. I love to have a nice fire in the fireplace when it is cold out and I also like to get out on my land and cut, haul, split and stack firewood. I have been doing this for several years and have access to all the hardwood I could ever need. I would like to get a wood burning insert or a more efficient zero clearance fireplace to heat as much of the house as I can. I checked with my local dealer and they only had one insert that would fit into my current zero clearance fireplace and was approved for this application. It is not eligible for the tax credit and is pretty small (1.3cf firebox). I have seen some zero clearance fireplaces mentioned on here that qualify for the tax credit, but they seem pretty expensive and I am wondering how much heat they actually put out? Also, winters in central Arkansas tend to be pretty mild compared to the winters up north (lows typically in the 20s and 30s and occasionally into the teens) so I don't want to get something that is going to burn us out of the room. Anyone have any advice?