Purchased my first wood stove insert this past summer and thought i was purchasing the insert as shown in the showroom at the dealers. Once installer shows up turned out blower was optional and there is additional fee. I have not purchased blower as of yet still. Stove puts out good heat and the installer as well as others online state that the blower really only effectively circulates air the 8-10 immediately in front of the stove. However i read many folks stating that they need it to heat whole house and the difference b/t heat with and without using the blower is night and day. I was hoping some of you experienced burners can weigh-in.......do i need to purchase the blower for my insert??