I'm new to the forum and there's a tremendous amount of great information here, but I am hoping for some help in narrowing down what seem to be some viable options. Our house is in the foothills of the Rockies at about 3,500 ft elevation, and we have an old stove we want to replace (it came with the house so I'm not sure what brand it is). The stove is on the bottom floor, but the house has a good design that allows heat to rise to the floor above. The area we're looking to heat is about 2,000 sq ft, and the chimney is just about 30 feet total from the stove to the top outlet. The wood we burn is a mix of fir, larch, and birch, all seasoned for more than two years. In the coldest months (late October - March), we run the stove non-stop. With that said, I'm looking for a stove that's on the larger side, and some that I think might fit the bill are the Woodstock Progress Hybrid, Pacific Energy Alderlea T6, Hearthstone Mansfield or Manchester. I've had cast iron and steel stoves, but never a soapstone stove. A longer burn time and relatively easy operation is important so my wife and kids can manage it well as I'm often gone for extended periods for work. And none of the stoves I've owned have had catalysts (I did have an insert with a catalyst, but it was quite old and not particularly impressive). Any recommendations or advice would be very much welcomed and appreciated!