So we just bought a home out in the country and after 3 months of winter I'm already tired of paying the LP bill. I'd love to start either supplementing or completely heating with either wood or pellets. I'm really trying to do the most amount of research as possible but I just keep seeming to confuse myself with all the options. Any help you guys could provide would be awesome. Heres the run down of our home. We live in a 1620sf ranch. We have an existing masonry fireplace with no insert or anything in our living room which is the middle of the house. The living room has cathedral ceilings. The kitchen/dinning is to the left of the fireplace and is open to the living room and had 9' ceilings. The three bedrooms are to the right of the fireplace and down a hallway. The bedrooms also have 9' ceilings. This is a 1970s brick home and definitely has some air leaks. The insulation is the attic is average at best but will be updated this coming summer. I've attached the dimensions of our existing fireplace. We are completely open to pretty much all options that will occupy our existing fireplace space. We don't want a stand alone stove in the corner of the room but aren't opposed to stoves that sit partially in the opening and extend out onto the hearth. My wife seems to like the looks of Quadrafire Voyager Grand the most. Looks are important but efficiency is probably the highest on our list. Now for the slightly complicated thing. We have a nanny that takes care of our two little girls at home during the day. Whatever we get I'm hoping to have 10-11hr burn times while I'm away from the house for work so the nanny doesn't have to mess with adding wood. I usually walk out the door at 7am and home by 6pm.