In my search for a new stove, I’ve been pondering the stove size mainly due to burn time. My house is about 1300 square feet (650 on the main floor where the stove is, 650 upstairs) plus about 500ish in the basement that I don’t intend to heat with the stove. I’m gone 11 hours out of the day and I’d rather not have to build a new fire every night when I come home. However, I don’t want to overheat the house. I live in central NH so it is usually pretty cold in the winter and the house has some leaks that should be repaired but is overall pretty well insulated. My current stove is about 25 years old and has about a 3.2 cubic foot firebox. It keeps one end of the house warm, especially the bedroom above it which can sometimes be too warm (when I load it up before bed and get it roaring before damping it down). I’ve been looking at stoves with good convection properties because our hearth is in one of the corners of the house so a stove that can help circulate the heat would make sense. One of the local dealers that sells Lopi stoves has the Liberty hooked up in the store. The shop is maybe 300 to 400 square feet and while that large stove was running it was quite warm inside but it wasn’t so hot that a window had to be opened. I don’t know if the shop is insulated and there is a large garage attached to the side which I doubt is heated by the stove… The woman told me that it could be damped down real low and still burn nicely so that it can heat a large range of areas. I’ve been looking at the Liberty and the Endeavor. The Endeavor might be a better fit for my hearth and the size of the house, but the Liberty might be better fit for my time. I’m curious what others, who are concerned with long burn times but have houses that don’t necessarily justify a large stove, have done.