Hi everybody, I'm a newbie looking for some advice. Here's some quick background: I have always loved having a wood fireplace. I had one growing up, had one in my last home, and we frequently had a fire going in the winter (northeast Ohio), more for the love of the crackle and glow and warmth than for heating the whole house. We recently bought a foreclosure home, and were devastated to find out (from our very trusted chimney sweep) that the fireplace is unsafe to use as is, mostly due to an overly high offset that appears have a caused a chimney fire in the past. Our sweep recommended two options: I chimney-top fan to increase the draw or a wood burning stove insert. He recommended against the chimney-top fan, which he said is extremely noisy and ruins the normal ambience of a fireplace. I've looked at a couple inserts that have large viewing windows (Napolean EPI3, JOTUL C450). Would these give me what I'm looking for as a fireplace substitute (caring less about heat output and more about ambiance)? How noisy are the insert fans? Does anyone have experience with a chimney-top fan?