Hi everyone, been lurking for quite a while. I'm in a pinch with what to do and need a little help with my indecisiveness. Recently moved to some farm land and just spent my first winter ever without a woodstove. Hopefully it will be my last. Im currently cutting all my wood (mixed hardwood) for the next few winters and i am putting it up on pallets in a very windy area that receives full sun all day, hopefully it will do the trick. The house is 1200 sq ft, well insulated single floor but with a full basement. Stove will be going in the middle of the house on the main floor. My issue is that in the past i have filled my large stove three times a day (morning, home from work, just before bed) in a larger house. Even though this is a small house, i'm looking for a firebox large enough for an 8-10 hour (overnight/work) burn but a stove that wont get so hot that it kicks me out of the house. Originally i was looking at used Hearthstones, thinking i could get a big enough firebox from something like a Heritage and the even soapstone heat wouldnt be unbearable. If i can find one without spending too much money, i think this is still possible. There is also an Oslo nearby for $1000, and i would love to have it but i'm worried i wont be able to burn it low enough and it will heat the house over 80 degrees. I've owned or operated most things out there with the exception of a cat stove. Looking at the BK princess parlor, it seems like the perfect stove. Except for getting my wood to 13% this year (and the creosote that will come with it), i cant really see any other problems. I stopped by a dealer today and told them this much. I was most surprised when the BK dealer told me cat stoves were just creosote factories and "BK's are for people who want 30 hour burn times, and people who want 30 hour burn times shouldnt have woodstoves, they should have oil furnaces." They also said the jotul oslo would overheat the house. So by process of elimination i was kind of pointed in the direction of the Heritage, but at $3,500 new its about twice my budget. What do you think? Will i be able to control the oslo in a 1200 sq ft house? Is the dealer ignorant when it comes to BK's and cat stoves? Should i wait for a used Hearthstone to catch my eye or do you suggest something else entirely? I kept the thermostat at 65 from 6pm to 10pm otherwise it was at 60. Still went through way too much oil. I would like to raise those numbers by 10 degrees next year. Thanks for all your recommendations, if you need any more information please let me know.