I have been investigating fireplaces to supplement the heating of my home in South East Michigan. I have a 1900ft^2 home, with a inefficient Majestic fireplace, located in the family room on an exterior chase.
I am looking for a fireplace to have the following qualities:
1. Quality
2. Efficiency
3. Long burn times
4. Heat dumps to other rooms/basement
5. Quiet blowers
6. Good Appearance

See attached DA matrix for my judgement.


Does anyone have any ideas/input? Other units I should investigate?

http://www.icc-rsf.com/en/rsf/the-opel-3-fireplace
http://www.quadrafire.com/Products/7...Fireplace.aspx
http://fireplacex.com/product_guide/detail.aspx?id=96