Hey Adrian! Nice to see you around!
We don't have a fireplace. I light incense for that smell in the winter (Seriously- it's the only thing this house doesn't have that I've always wanted. Though if I had one, I'd likely put a pellet insert in it anyway!)
We started looking at a Napoleon funny enough. But my two primary choices now are a Hudson River Kinderhook
or a Vistaflame VF170
. Both are freestanding units that are more practical than pretty (it'll be in our basement).
We have a good dealer option for either of them. I just have to decide if the somewhat lower-output Kinderhook will make me wish I had a bit more output to possibly make it the primary heat source or if the higher-output Vistaflame will have me running it at a lower-effeciency "low" setting all the time.
I'm spending all my free time on a wood pellet forum learning everything I can.
You guys don't fulfill all my needs so I've been seeing another forum on the side.