I'm looking for a replacement stove for my little 650 sq. ft. 3-room cabin in Southern Louisiana. No, it doesn't get too cold here, but when it does you feel it. This old place is drafty, little insulation. My old Atlanta box stove isn't really cutting it. (Eating too much wood and smoky.) I'm leaning towards the Englander 13NC. The 17VL is also an option, but I'd really like to not be feeding it too often. Will I be overdoing it with the 13? I don't plan on using the blower and am wondering if the back shield could be removed, as it will live in the middle of the room and is not needed. I'd rather the stove radiate unhindered on all sides. First time poster. Nice site. Thanks.