The wife and I are going to be adding an addition to the house this spring/summer. The size will be 20X18 this will be added to our small 1200 square foot slab home. We currently heat with wood in a wood furnace. Now the question, wifey wants the look of a "real" fireplace. I would prefer a wood stove for overall efficiency and longer burn times. Do they make a zero clearance fireplace that would compare to a wood stove in efficiency and burn times? The old wood furnace we have heats the place just fine, even to the minus 35 F we had last Friday. I would just like to get away from having to feed it so often. Sometimes I feel like a fireman on an old wood fired locomotive. I did try to search the forum to see if this topic was covered before but only found something from 2009. I would think a lot has changed from then.