Hi all, thanks for all your advice with helping me choose an insert. I ended up going with the Regency i2400. It's been a few weeks since it's been installed and I thought I'd post a pic and ask a few questions while I'm at it. First off, I really like this insert, looks great and heats up the room nicely (almost too hot most of the time). I wasn't able to get the heat upstairs liked I'd hoped in my raised ranch (insert is on the bottom floor) so now I think it's time for plan B which is to cut a couple of floor vents in to help distribute the heat upstairs. The good thing is the insert is able to maintain the temperature upstairs if I keep the thermostat lowered to 62 so I'm not using any oil during the day. I just wish I could get the temp up to 68 or so. I was hoping you could help with a few questions I had. This unit has one air control and the manual didn't go into detail on how I should have it positioned while in use. It just said when it's pulled out it allows more air and pushed in less air (obvious, I know). Once I get the insert going I'm thinking I should push it in to cut the air down to have it burn longer, is this the right thing to do? Sometimes when I close it I hear sort of a howling sound so I have to open it up till it goes away, is this normal? Also, I don't think I'll be getting an IR gun but I do have a stove top magnetic thermometer. From what I've read/heard, the ideal stovetop temp should be 400-600 degrees. No matter how I fill it, have the air control set. etc. I can't seem to get it above 350 degrees on the stovetop thermometer. I've checked my wood with a moisture meter and it seems pretty dry, around 20-25, some pieces lower. Not sure if I'm operating the insert correctly or if there are any tips you could help out with. Thanks again for all your help!