Hey all, I am a recent joiner though I have been reading the forums for a while. I was looking for either advice or a little encouragement in a wood stove insert purchase. I have had a few firsts this year bought my first house and the little woman just had our first son. Our new house has a high efficiency furnace but I would like to use a wood insert either as supplemental or full duty of heating in the winter. I understand that it would be a wash cost wise if I was buying wood but since I can get it for free it should be a nice benefit. I have attached a picture of our floor plan to our 1800 sqft house and want to mention that even though the windows are about 5 years old she's an older drafty house. We recently went to a local shop to look at stoves around 2-3k price range and the owner tried to talk us into a regency 2400i saying it was more then adequate for the house. I was wondering what you guys think, I have done some research and I am actually thinking more of an osburn 2400 for more btu's and the larger fire box so I can not worry about it going out while at work. Think I started to ramble. Like I said kind of a bigger investment for the family and want to make sure I'm getting something big enough for our house and layout. If you also have another suggestion please say so I can look it up. Thank you all in advance. Also forgot I'm located in Michigan so winters spring and fall can be cold and we are able to see stints of sub 0 temps.