When the weather is as frigid as it has been, we really appreciate our woodstove. Not only does it make the whole house cozy, but it heats us up for a fraction of the cost of propane.
Ours is a Harman, which dh says is ok, but somewhat fussy. I think Vermont Castings may be a better brand. Still, it has a catalytic converter and doesn't spew out as much noxious fumes as old-time fireplaces.
(Note 2/13/07: not that it matters to anyone, but dh says that it doesn't have a cat converter...he's going to explain the whole thing to me (again), but I guess I won't bore anyone with it; it doesn't spew out nasty stuff - that's all I care about)
"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)