The first couple days burning with my new summit insert was great. The house was heating up quicker than I ever saw with my the previous small 1.5 cf firebox Century. And then after reaching temps in the low 70's the house would stay at that temp for up to 12 hours as the fire slowed down keeping temps of up to 300 with the thermostatic blower still running and putting out usable heat. But that was then before my (relatively) dry wood ran out. Now am forced to use wood the dealer is saying has another probably 5 months to go before it's really ready. Okay keeping a good weeks supply in the house and trying to dry it out it gradually is getting better. But I got spoiled thinking I could just load up onto the coal bed and reach the cut back point in about 15 minutes with stove temps in the 650 range or higher with any wood. Doing it that way just won't work with this wood. The stove didn't reach the 600 area for over 40 minutes and even then cutting it back reduced stove temps to 300 or so very quickly. Even burning with lots of air the temps wouldn't stay above 500 for long -- not long enough to warm up the house. So have begun making smaller fires, getting them hot, and keeping them hot by adding one or two splits at a time every couple hours and keeping the air much higher. Not getting much of any secondaries, burn times aren't very long, and it's clearly not as efficient but at least I can warm up the house. Can't see any other way to do it.