After we moved the propane tank, we knew we wante to stop using the wood burning stove and the old fireplace was never utilized. So, we did a fireplace insert with gas and we've never regretted it. I've updated the thermostat to work with our home automation tools and we can heat the front room in 10-15 mins. We used Woodstove and Sun and we'll use them again for the firepit supplies when that project gets scoped.
Note the heavy dark look of the room and furniture. That all goes soon as we move into later phases (and the garage).