I am looking for some help with a new stove/furnace purchase and am hoping that someone can help? Last year I heated my home using an old steel stove with attached blower (approx. 800cfm). I connected the 10" warm air distribution pipe directly to my HVAC duct work located in my basement in order to blow the warm air up through the floor bents located on the first floor. I own a 2 level colonial style home and this unit worked quite nicely to heat the entire house even the second floor which was usually 2-3 degrees cooler than the first floor. The problem is that the stove that I have, located in the basement, was not very efficient as far as burning wood. It is an older stove with no baffle inside, no door gasket and no secondary heat chamber. In order to help make the burns last longer, I installed a damper on the flu pipe and I usually left the air intake (located on the door) closed approx. 3/4 once I established a fire. After doing this, I could get approx. 2-4 hours of burn time using mostly harwood (oak, maple) before I would have to add more wood. I have looked at numerous furnaces/stoves online and am wondering if anyone has an opinion on which one would work the best for me in my home. I am looking for one that will be the most efficient when it comes to heating my home as well as one that will provide me with longer burn times so I don't keep eating through all of my fire wood. Last year I used approx. 7-8 cords of wood between December and May and did not use my stove 24/7 to heat. The ones that I have looked at online so far have been: PSG Caddy 1500 furnace PSG AN 30 furnace Yukon Super Jack furnace Yukon Big Jack furnace Ashley 24AF furnace (US Stove) Energy King 360 furnace Woodchuck furnace Fire Chief furnace Englander 28-3500 furnace (similar to setup that I have now) Country ST 310 stove Quadrafire 5700 stove I know that there are many others out there and woukld love to hear all of your suggestions. My price range is approx. $2500.00. Which stove/furnace will give me the most bang for my buck?