Bought my 1,000 sq ft house 6 years ago from the 83 year old original builder/owner. House has a Country fireplace insert that looks old and takes a lot of wood to get up to temp, then goes through the wood fairly fast.
Been comparing it to the newer technology that meets EPA standards, have the second burning systems, etc, and are supposedly much more efficient, but I just need a push to spend the $4,000 it's going to take to do the deed. I'm leaning toward an Avalon or a Regency unit. Should I do it??
Also, any thoughts about to use a blower or not? Pro-con seems about 50/50.
Thanks for your time,