SO, I'm looking at two inserts for my relatively small masonry fireplace - the Kuma Alpine LE and Vermont Castings Gifford. I'm heating about 1000 sf in a 200 year old house with pretty low ceilings. Issue is that I don't want to rely on a blower - we get a LOT of power outages around here, especially in winter, and I'm looking for heating without electricity. Any experience using either of these inserts without a blower? I'm leaning towards the Kuma because it isn't perfectly flush, and I've heard that I will get better radiant heating with a couple of inches of stove sticking into the room.