When I first moved into our house in Buffalo NY, I wasn’t satisfied with the woodstove. It was a centrally located machine that took up most of the living room; The previous owners built a brick pad for it to sit on. The woodstove was vented into the wood ceiling plus there was a stack on the roof. New York gets easily cold, then a wood stove isn’t easily a feasible gas furnace. The past homeowners had a central furnace that worked great. It took myself and others a while to realize the woodstove was merely a decorative piece, but well I ripped that sucker right out. It was a lot of work. I had to remove the brick pad plus redo our carpet. I had to patch the wood ceiling plus hire roofers to take out the stack. I then had to sell that gas furnace. Nobody in our area of Buffalo wanted a wood stove. It was small plus pointless. I eventually got a guy in New York City that was willing to take the woodstove plus use it in his man cave. It was small enough to do that. Now our partner plus I get by with just our central heater. It works just good plus takes up no room other than closet space. I like that I can arrange the living room furniture how I want plus have a brand new carpet in there. It was high-priced moving such a decorative piece but worth it in the end. I am easily glad I made the upgrade.