Ok, I have been wanting a wood insert for years the replace my existing wood burning builders box. Being the wall is stoned about 12' high, I would have to pull this down, pull out old box, put in one I select. I really like the xtroodrinare and Napoleon. Ok with that said, way to much of a project for my current budget. I still have a wood burning fireplace which makes things cozy but is oviously not efficient. The other day I happen to stumble on wood burning furnace add ons. Specifically the englander 28-3500. It had some fantastic reviews and is very reasonably priced. So, being it is from a big box store, I walked into a place around the corner from me who specialize in inserts, burners, outdoor burner, etc. They essentially laughed about any big box store brand, said even though they adverstise made in USA they are only assembled her and are chinese junk. They also included the USSTOVE Clayton ..... I was shocked and listened to what they had to say. Immediately they suggest a Harmon but it was $3600 plus I would HAVE to get dampers and they suggested the automatic ones which were about 1200 for that and the duct work. This does not include the exterior vent pipe Nor installation. I was blown away. Their price would be about $6000. Huge change when I had the initial look of $1200 for an englader. I realize I would still have to have extras: piping, duct work etc. However I didn't see that one in my head totalling 6k. So hear are my questions. Is the englander a good product? Where is it made? Can it compete against a Harmon at triple the price? My plan was to add a wood furnace to my current forced air furnace. I live on 10 acres with plenty of wood. I also have a good source for unlimited wood. I am not overly concerned having to go downstairs to put wood in the furnace as i have a walk out basement where I store the wood. So it would actually be easier with the furnace Down there as we currently have to bring wood up. My house is about 2850. 350 is a bonus room I am not concerned about as we don't use it and the heat is shut down up their. My first floor is 2500 sqft and basement is 2500 sqft. I leave the basement vents shut off. Would this furnace heat my first floor? How much generally are all the extras that would need to be purchased aside from the stove? Again, this model received great reviews and I don't want to make things overly complex but if you have other models feel free to let me know.