A little background. I built a new home in 2007 and ran 2 pellet stoves for heat, I built a zero clearance fireplace for my Pellet insert on the main floor, and installed a xxv in the basement. It was a well insulated custom home, and the pellets heated its 2500 sq ft well. We would keep the family room around 74-75 and the basement around 75+. IT was toasty. We recently moved to my family farm house that was built 1860s. It is a nice 2 story 2500 sq ft no basement. It has propane forced air for heat. We have a central room open fireplace 12*12 tile chimney, and its in great shape. I had it cleaned and inspected. The second fireplace has a gas log in it with a 12 inch round pipe chimney. Also cleaned and inspected. So I am thinking a nice big wood burning insert in the main room, and either open fireplace for the second or a gas burner insert. I would like to use the main fireplace insert to heat the majority of the home, and supplement the back rooms with propane heat. I have never ran a wood stove. I successfully heated my other home for 5 season with pellet heat. l know my pellet insert wouldn't heat this old house. So I am here, asking for help. Where to start? Obviously I have no wood pile. So I know I need some wood, But what else? What else do I need? What are some good inserts? Thanks in advance, and look forward to learning.