as many of you may judge from my past posts I have been eagerly awaiting the installation of an insert. Last week we had the regency 2400i medium put into the masonry fireplace with a custom faceplate to fit perfectly the arch of the FP. when gary (the installer) was done, he put in a few magic pieces of wood and fired her up. the room went from about 62 to 73 in about 45 minutes. now that Gary and his magic are gone I am having temperature problems. I can't get my living room thermostat thermometer past 60 degrees, the upstairs is freezing, and it has been generally mild. here is my situation: I am burning cherry that sat for three years. I assumed with that sort of time the cherry, cut but unsplit, would be well seasoned. As I burn the wood there is no hissing, foaming, oozing or anything else that people explain as indicators of "wet" wood. do you think the wood is unseasoned? is cherry not that hot (seems that I have read a lot to the contrary)? if i burn with the stove "open" does a lot of heat go up the flu? am I doing something wrong? or was Gary really magic? thanks for any responses and once I figure out how to shrink pics enough I will post one of the insert with the beautiful custom faceplate.