Year one with the 2200 was all about "seein' what she could do." Probably burned more wood than I needed to. Year two I've learned that once the stove (and house) was up to a comfy temp, only a few splits (not a stove full) are all that's needed to keep the house warm. Makes me love the insert even more now that I've come to realize that it didn't need to be jammed full of wood on every reload. Still lovin' the crap out of this thing. Keeping toasty in the cold not worried about the gas bill is a wonderful thing. Carry on.