Hello all I joined here last year and have learned a lot of burning and all that goes with it. When I originally signed up I wanted to get a whole house system to replace my oil furnace but I found out that the ROI would not be there for the amount of time I plan to stay here. 5 years or less. Anyhow I do have a regular fireplace in the home and I have been doing to some research on a wood stove insert for it but I am coming up empty as far as how they preform compared to regular standalone wood stoves as far as heat output goes. The fireplace as it is now sucks. After an all-night fire the brick above the fire is not even warm! Any real world experience would be great. Not looking to spend more than a grand on it so if I am way out of line please tell me. Also not looking to heat the whole house with it just supplement the oil furnace when its real cold, or I forget to fill the tank.