My husband and I have a 2 story home in Oregon built in 1916; she a beauty. But heating her is sucking us dry. We want to put in a wood burning insert into our very large brick fireplace (front opening 45" x 31") to start heating primarily with wood vs our electric furnace. We have gone to several different dealers and looked at a number of inserts and brands, but we still can't decide on an insert. Our home is about 2800 sqft not including our uninsulated basement and we are not sure how well insulated the rest of the house is. We have looked at Lopi and Fireplace Xtrordinair both hybrid by Travis industries. My question is are there any other better options then these two brands. We have also looked at Quadra-Fire, Hearthstone, Regancy. We want a efficient wood insert that's going to be able to heat our house well. Any suggestions to make the decision easier would be helpful! We have also considered wood stoves too we have heard they heat better and longer, but not sure about the look.