Even though there are a few threads already, I want to add mine as I think all of the owners posting on-line is helping each other out. I'm in a similar situation to one of the other posters in that I have a huge area to heat, with one side of my house full of windows - facing the NW due to a nice view in that direction. Yeah, I know, I didn't design or build the house. Regardless it takes a lot of heat to keep this house warm in the winter. We live in a rural area and the house was built with propane as the primary heat source. After one winter of that, we decided a wood stove was for us. We've had a Fireview for a couple years and it has been an absolute pleasure - it heats well, burns long, and paid for itself in less that two winters. With about 3,800 sq ft to heat, we decided to up-size and order a Progress. Attached is a photo of the Fireview installed. Our house layout works really well for wood heat. The stove room is our main family room area, is a two story room, and is open up top to the upstairs hallway. The room to the left of the stove is our kitchen / eat in dining area. The upstairs hall is also open to the front of the house, to the heat rises, then falls in the front of the house and circles back to the stove. It works really well. If we want to heat the upstairs bedrooms, we just leave the doors open.