Hi All, I've been reading posts and information on this site for some time and am really impressed with the knowledge that everyone is so willing to share. Now I'm hoping that I can borrow a bit of advice for my situation. Hopefully this will make sense, here we go. I have a tri-level house with a wood burning fireplace in the lower level, across the room from the stairs that lead up to the entry and the main level. The entire house is about 1800 - 1900 square feet, the upper level with the three bedrooms is the biggest, followed by the main level with the living room and kitchen, the lower level with the fireplace is the smallest at about 500 square feet. The entire house has electric baseboard heat, which I would really like to suppliment (or better yet eliminate) with wood. I would like to put a wood burning insert in the fireplace, but I'm not sure if I will get enough heat to circulate up to the other two levels of the house. I would like to at least be able to heat the lower level and main level. One twist is that I work out of my home and my office is in the lower level with the fireplace, I don't want to cook myself to keep the upper levels warm. Do you think that I will be able to get enough heat up stairs? I live in southeastern Wisconsin and the winters do get pretty cold. I would also appreciate any advice as to what inserts to look at. The fireplace is 36" across at the opening and tapers off to 28" across in the back (approximately 24" deep). I love the look of the wood fire and want as much glass as possible. I think I'm leaning away from the catalytic inserts. I definitely need a blower. Of course, the budget is a concern also, I really don't want to spend more than about $1,500.00. Oh yea, can I get fries and a beer with that? :cheese: I really appreciate any help or advice anyone can give!