We are building a new home in coastal Maine and would love some help narrowing down our wood stove choice. The house is 2900 sf with tight insulation (r28 in walls and r49 in ceilings). Stove will go in family room that open up to kitchen and eating area with open concept. Family room will have vaulted ceilings and ceiling fan. We will have a propane boiler and baseboard, but really hopi g stove will carry the weight of heating during winter months given high fuel costs. Currently looking to choose between Jotul F500 V3 Oslo, PE Alderlea T6 and Heartstone Manchester. My priorities are reliability/Dependability, ease of use, good burn time but also want something that looks nice as it will be in a focal point of the room. Tax credit is nice, but don’t want to trade of that against core priorities. Jotul and Hearthstone quality for tax credit, but Alderlea does not. I like the idea of the soapstone and convective heat of the Manchester along with large firebox, but have read concerns about quality/reliability and customer service. The Alderlea seems to be easy to use and solid and dependable, but have read about some disintegrating gasket issues. Jotul seems to have a lot of fans as well, but more radiant vs convective heat. I’d love some feedback from people with real world experience with these stoves. Thanks!