Everything can be summed up in one word - Awesome. We purchased the stove last spring and installed it into a fireplace with an exterior brick chimney with flue tiles into which an insulated liner was installed. We had worked hard getting ahead in firewood and although not perfect, it was hitting 17-23% with a moisture meter. I decided I wanted to burn 24/7 and not burn the oil fired forced air furnace. We took a few weekend trips during the winter and coming home to a cold house required me to light the stove as well as the furnace to bring the house up to temp. It amazing when everything in the entire structure is around 50 degrees how much heat is required. These are the only times when the furnace was used and I think we burned perhaps 10 gallons of fuel oil all winter. Granted the South Jersey winters are not as harsh as other parts of the country, it was colder than normal and colder longer than we've had in quite a while. The performance of the Fireview is awesome. Our home is a 1500 sq. ft. rancher with average insulation. It had no problem keeping the house comfy. Overnight burns were the norm and it was nice to just load it up in the morning on hot coals. No restarting here. I learned at the tail end of the season, that if I turned the air down so no flame was present, the catalyst glowed and was producing heat beautifully. I'm sure there is more to learn. We have been burning firewood in stoves for years but nothing compares to the functional beauty of the Fireview. Nothing compares to the superb customer service of the Woodstock Soapstone Company. We took the factory tour in January and purchased the stove in March. The friendliest bunch of helpful people around.