I'm going on a year now of information overload. Since my wife doesn't want to hear it, I'll let you guys suffer. Here it is: pellet or wood? If wood cat or no cat or maybe ebt maybe even ebt v2? Steel, cast or soapstone? Insert or free standing? Convection or radiant? Recommended sq ft do I go bigger and fry or go smaller and wish I went bigger? Stacking wood in single row, double, criss cross, or maybe a wood shed. Moisture content, seasoned wood, green wood, or kiln dried. What the heck, i just want fire. One dealer tells me one thing and another dealer tells me something totally different. This is a major purchase for me and would like to drastically reduce my oil bill. A few things about my situation: my house is a typical ranch with a addition on the back, overhead view looks like a T. Front door leads to dining room (220 sq ft), 8ft doorway to kitchen( 220 sq ft), 8 ft doorway to addition ( 350sq ft). These 3 rooms are all in a row, with the bedrooms down a hall off of dining room. The stove will go all the way in back of addition where we have a fireplace big enough for any insert or free standing. I want a wood stove and I would burn at least nights and weekends maybe more if wife and I get the hang of it. A few stoves I was looking at Pe summit Insert: to big? Build smaller fire in it? What about shoulder season? Hearthstone clydesdale :more even heat, won't blast us out of addition, is it enough stove, I won't be burning full time stones need to heat up. Regency i3100: I just don't know Maybe even a pellet stove , a whole lot easier You guys are the pros if you ask me I just don't trust dealers? I'm open to all suggestions you can even tell me to stop whinning and pay the oil man.