I think you could lose your mind trying to figure out which stove to get. After reading on-line and going to dealers, I still don't know which stove to buy. The problem is the one I really want probably won't fit (Hearthstone Mansfield) and the Equinox I think is too big, also. Here's my info. I live in Southern NY. House built in 1948. I have old Anderson windows and don't feel cold blowing in around them. But, on cold windy days, you really feel the cold. The stove will be a fireplace install into a 34' X 25' LR (8' ceilings, except at the top of the sunroom which is 9.5'). The fireplace is 7' from the front door in the center. Across the room on the south side is a 10' X 25' Four Seasons Sun Room integrated into the room, which gives off heat when the sun shines, but radiates cold when no sun. One one side of the room is a 16' X 33' kitchen/dining room. And, on the other side is a 17' X 23' bedroom, which we leave closed off most of the time. If you add the tiny bathroom, it comes to just under 1800 sq. ft. We have another 1200 sq. ft. upstairs, but like it cool. There is a stairway opening on one side of the LR and one in the kitchen, so the heat will rise on both sides of the house. I have extreme conditions because of the glass sunroom. My heat doesn't run during the day when the sun shines, but on cloudy windy days, my house is cold, especially the kitchen which faces the north side. I know I will have to use a fan to pull the heat into the kitchen. My fireplace hearth is 20" from the front of the stone to the opening. The fireplace opening is 46 3/8" W X 30 3/4"H. I will have 14"D into the fireplace at the top opening. This means that I have a total of 34" from the front edge of the stone to the back of the fireplace. The Mansfield won't work because of the top flue and the Equinox is 25 5/8" plus the stovepipe (8") plus the elbow. I have started looking at other options. The Woodstock Fireview (talked with the company) is too small. The Jotul F600 Fireview is big enough, but is it too big? Will it blast me out of my LF? Just found out yesterday that Hearthstone makes a cast iron Bennington and it didn't get great reviews. I looked online at Napoleon, PE T6, Vermont Castings, and many others. I even thought of buying the Jotul and getting a piece of soapstone for the top just to have soapstone. How do you decide? I really need help and advice. This is a big decision. I've never owned a wood stove before. I had a Buck insert years ago, but I don't want an insert because if you lose power, you've got no heat. That's why I think if I could get a Mansfield or Equinox into my fireplace, I would lose a lot of heat in the fireplace. I think I might go out of my mind with no experience to draw on. HELP?