So we're in the process of getting a wood stove installed, but I've quickly realized how little I knew and what the process entails. We have an 1800 sq ft two story house in Central KY with about 700 sq feet that was a log cabin built in the 1800's, and was added on to. Needless to say, that portion of the house is poorly insulated, (which we're trying to address also) and wintertime in the house is no fun. The home has an existing interior masonry chimney (30-35 ft), which we had inspected and we would be installing a hybrid pre-insulated 6" SS liner. The stove would be going into the first floor living room which is in the center of the house, but also one of the original log rooms of the house and poorly insulated. The living room is 250 sq ft, but fairly closed off and not an open floor plan. When we bought the house we put in mini splits, with multiple units located on each end of the house, but quickly realized they weren't sufficient to heat the entire house. The hope would be that the stove would help heat the majority of the downstairs, roughly 1100 sq ft. I had located a Fisher mama bear, but I feel like that may put out too much heat in the room and make it unbearable, in addition to taking up too large of a footprint. I'll more than likely need rear vent stove, given the pre-existing configuration and fireplace dimensions, and have realized those options are much more limited. At this point I feel stuck and was hoping to get some suggestions of feedback from anyone with a similar situation, thanks all! I've posted a photo where the stove would be going and the fireplace opening is 25"Wx31"Hx11"D.