Hi all, We purchased our 2nd home about 6 months ago. The house is appx. 2300 sq ft downstairs (main living area) and another 1000 sq ft upstairs (bonus and 2 BR). Our house has a dreaded heat pump for both floors and when the temperature gets below 35ish, the units really struggle (Georgia- south of Atlanta weather). We currently have a fireplace (Desa B36 prefab insert) that has a set of gas logs in it. The logs are not ventless so there's no real benefit of having it apart from the nice flame. I would love to have a wood stove insert installed but have no clue where to even begin. I talked to a local fireplace shop about options but his recommendations sound like using the existing prefab fireplace and installing an insert inside it. Is this even possible/safe? I was under the impression that the prefab would have to be removed and an insert installed in it's place. I don't know the exact dimensions of what's behind the prefab and can only go off of the install sheet for the B36 for now. What options do I have currently? I'm assuming that if my current prefab is capable of housing a wood stove insert that it would be tiny. The other option I'm guessing I have is completely removing the insert and installing a wood stove insert into the "rough opening" that's left. Where do I even begin on my journey? Thanks!