I'm new here, so bear with me on posting. I'm looking into getting a new wood furnace. I bought the house that I live in during the Summer, so burning wood for heat is a relatively new thing to me. I've scoured the internet for knowledge for the past 6 months or so and have learned a lot. i also realize that there is a lot more to learn. I currently heat with wood on a Clayton 1600m that has seen better days. She still burns well enough to get the job done, but I would like something more efficient and built better. The previous owner told me that he went through about 9 cord a year, and he wasn't lying. The setup is a 2 story farm house about 1700-1800 sq ft. with the furnace in the basement. The chimney is approximately 20-25 ft. without using a tape, and is block with a terracotta/clay tile liner. I burn primarily ash, hickory, walnut, maple and oak. Now getting to the heart of the matter. After a lot of research I've narrowed it down to a select few furnaces. It's between the Kuuma Vaporfire 100 and the PSG Max Caddy. My house is quite a bit of a fixer upper currently, but will be buttoned up with new windows before the purchase. I plan on making this my long time home, so that is the reason for the higher end options. I want the best wood furnace which I consider the Kumma to be, but I also like the secondary electric heater on the Max Caddy in case my memory slips and I forget to load it up before bed. I welcome any advise that all of the experts on here have for me.