Hey folks. New guy on the block! Have been burning pellets to subsidize electric baseboard heating in our 2 story 1700+- s.f. home for several years and am looking to go back to firewood. I'd like to be able to heat the house with a new wood burning stove 24/7 during the winter, for aesthetics as much as energy savings. I just miss wood fires. =) Had a recent inspection done by a very reputable local company and am going to have them install heavy duty 6" liner into our outside masonry chimney (block and terra cotta tile lined), insulated with poured in vermiculite mix. Been researching the stove lines that they carry and am considering the Avalon Olympic stove. When comparing stoves it seems to me that the dropoff from the largest model in a line to the medium is pretty major. In the case of the Avalons the difference is a 3 cubic foot FB and a 2. Not sure a 2 is going to heat our whole house but don't want to get a stove that heats us "out" of the house. I've attached a sketch of the first floor layout which is pretty open. The main part of the house is around 750 s.f. on first and second floors. We spend most of our time in the enclosed porch off the back of the house on the first floor(240 s.f.) It's a heated room but has lots of windows and isn't well insulated. Living room is rarely used. Take a look at the layout and let me know if you think the Olympic will work well for us or if it is too much stove. Upstairs are three bedrooms. Thanks!