Future Maryland woodburner here, I've read a zillion posts and struggling to find the perfect fit. I have a 3000 sq foot 2 level house and my plan is to house a woodstove in the bottom level fireplace and use that to provide the brunt of the heating for the whole house, albeit with electric furnace backup. Note that the intake for the furnace is ~5 feet away from the fireplace so I hope that if I leave the fan on it will pump wonderful hot air all through the house. I'm on a budget and need to prioritize spending (I was hoping the offseason would somehow provide the perfect stove at the perfect price). Ideal steel is the right price, but it's only 65000 BTU and rated for 2200 square ft. My worry is that I'm already trying to get away with so much (housing a stove in a fireplace, attempting to heat multiple levels) that I really should be looking for a monster. I'd love your advice on my plan and help grappling with this problem!