I searched the forums for any mention of this company and debated between fireplaces and wood boilers on where to put this, hopefully this is the right place. Does anyone have any experience with the Walltherm Zebru gasification FIREPLACES? http://www.wallnoefer.it/cgi/sdcgi....action=&fname=&ebene=005&mkrecno=14&iklasse=1 I saw one today for the first time and am VERY impressed. It's something i"m considering for my next house as a retrofit in my current place would not be cost effective. Hopefully this is within 5 years, so Im doing some very basic planning now.I intend on having infloor heat and incorporating other energy saving techniques like thermal storage and passive solar, maybe even adding a PV or wind system generation system. My already too high power bill can only go up, so planing ways of saving money on my next place is a prudent idea. The unit is a gasification fireplace which to me is the best of both worlds (fireplace and boiler).I was unaware a product like this even existed until today. When I thought "gasification boiler" i pictured a large, ugly, likely gray unit plugging away locked in the basement or outside, not something like this: This company also markets solar collectors and can integrate them into a whole house system as well. Now this unit isnt huge, only 51000 BTU if I remember right, but the fellow I talked to says he heats his house with one (he also has their solar collectors) and only burns 1.5 cord/ year, heating a house approximately the same size as mine, 1700 sqft. I burn almost 8 cord. The savings in wood alone would go a long way to pay for the unit, let alone the savings in labour. Cost IIRC was around $6500 for the stove, $800 for the circ pump and i cant remember how much the storage tank was, but overall not too bad. Plus there are some significant rebates from the government to the tune of $3500 on a complete system (I think). So, bearing in mind that im at the VERY preliminary stages of planning my next place, are the Walltherm units a good investment?