Not to insult anyone's choice of wood stoves, or get too far off topic. But, I can understand why you'd want to get away from using a wood boiler. Everytime I hear someone talking about them, I'm always amazed at how many cords of wood those things eat in a season.
Friend heats his old farm house with wood. It's a typical old farm house - large two story, lots of rooms, about 3500 square feet. He has a Vermont Castings Defiant in the front "parlor" and a Kalamazoo range in the kitchen at the back of the house. He averages 10 cords of wood a year.
When I was looking to buy a wood stove, I talking to others in the area with similar old places that did the same. A wood stove at each end of the house and about 10 cords a season.
Seems the wood boilers are about double that, or am I missing something ?