Great inexpensive heat
Stove is well made and provides great heat. As its an outside wood boiler, it uses a heat exchanger in the furnace that can still humidify the air using your aprilaire or other humidification system. An indoor fireplace insert on the other hand blows hot dry air in the house that dries things out. Stove is easy to use and maintain and also does well heating hot water and providing radiant hot water heat in other buildings. With Propane prices on the rise, along with other heating options, wood heat using an outside wood boiler is a great option if you have access to wood. With these newer systems they also create less smoke as well. Recommendations - extra stack length is good to prevent smoke from swirling at ground level. Dry and wet wood both work well but dry wood creates less creosote and tar...dry the wood a season or so if you have time. Filling it is easy and not that frequent. Having a covered wood lean for wood is easier than racks and tarps from my past experience. I like the look of the Hardy which is stainless steel versus colored tin which constitutes most of the competitor stoves.