Author – Todd Woofenden
Factor #3: How Much Heat is Produced
Another distinction, and the one perhaps most frequently misjudged, is the size of the stove. Newer, more efficient stoves heat a lot more space with a much smaller firebox. A stove that looks too small might actually be too large for the space you want to heat. And an oversized stove is a serious problem. First, your comfort level suffers, and second, severely dampering a stove in an effort to reduce heat output can cause efficiency to suffer.
It is best to get a clear idea of your heating needs, and pick a stove that’s the right size to do the job. Ask the folks at your local stove shop about what size stove is appropriate for the area you want to heat.
~ Todd Woofenden