Hi, I'm trying to get up to speed enough to buy an indoor wood furnace but I don't seem to be getting anywhere in the self-education process yet. I guess I'm getting bogged down in the terminology, for starters. We have a new natural gas furnace, forced air throughout the house. For various reasons (oil prices, economic instability) I want to add wood heat in the basement and blow into existing ductwork. Ideally I want this to work even if we have a prolonged power outage. Our house is a small ranch with 1250 "official" square feet and almost that much again in the basement. I guess my big questions right now is, What's the terminology for what I'm looking for? Is it a wood boiler if it comes with ducting and a blower? A "furnace"? A woodstove with a blower? Is this consistent or does it depend on the seller/manufacturer? If we get one of these, what happens if the power goes out and the blower doesn't function? Would it harm the ductwork if we used it anyway? Is it possible to get a wood "furnace" that's a little aesthetically appealing and not just a sheet metal box style? Not necessary, but still, I'd kind of like it to be SLIGHTLY attractive ... Oh, and ... any specific mfrs I should be looking at for this kind of use? I realize these questions are probably making your eyes roll, but I appreciate any feedback here, and hopefully I can ask more intelligent ones down the road. Thanks!