We're hoping to build an open floor plan, Adirondack styl house next year. max sqft would be 2200. One of our must haves is in floor radiant heat. In our current house, we have both wood and pellet stove and they both work great. In the new house I would really like to put in a woodstove as backup on the main floor, but may also consider a pellet stove as well. What ever choice we make, my concern resides in how much the heat from either stove will affect the cycling on/off of the radiant floor. I understand radiant can take a long time to warm up, so I wouldn't want to be "tripping" the thermostat off when the stove provides enough heat, to only have it turn back on in the middle of the night if the stove goes out. From what I've read and been told there are floor and outdoor sensors for the radiant and it can you can just put the set temp a bit lower to compensate. In any case, would we be decreasing the efficiency of the radiant system in the winter by using either a wood or pellet stove?