I just found this great site and wanted to say hello before I ask for some suggestions. I'm looking for a wood burning stove that will help heat a 1978 1875 sq ft home. I have baseboard heating and currently have an old majestic fireplace. The Majestic looks like it is from the late 70's. It really doesn't look right with the rough cut cedar walls I have in my family room. I have to put 5 or 6 decent size logs in there to heat my family room and they only last for about 2 hours before I have to stoke the fireplace again so the efficiency of my fireplace is horrible. My sister just picked up a used Vermont Castings Resolute wood stove. It was made cast in 1979 and looks brand new. Picked it off of E-bay for the sum of $200. She had to drive 5 hours to pick it up but it is well worth it. I love the look of those wood burners. After seeing my sisters stove the wife and I decided we would like a similiar stove to her VC. I did some searching on this site and found wood stove styles from the following companies that I really like. Vermont castings Jotul Hampton Woodstock Soapstone Waterford My home is considered a tri-lever or split level. The picture you see is the family room located in the right center of the home on the first level. It is about 4 feet below ground level and is the coldest part of the home. This is our first home and the wife and I our 5 months pregnant with our 2nd child. She loves the warmth and feel of the fireplace. I would prefer to pick a used one up off of E-bay and drive the max of 5-6 hours from Medina, Ohio. If you all could make some suggestions on what model I should look for or suggest another quality company that makes wood stoves similar to the ones listed above it would be much appreciated. Also, I forgot to add that the old chimney components were replaced in 1999 with double wall 8” class-A- chimney components. That is good news as I would not have to replace any of those parts for a long time.