Hi Everyone, I'm new to your forum and am hoping I can trouble you for a little advice. I've been thinking I'd like to get a wood stove to help heat our home, and I'm finding it all a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. Our house is 2,250 sq ft, with about 1,600 sq ft on the first floor, and about 650 on the second. The floor plan is fairly open. The stove would be at one end of the house, not in the middle. The thermostat is on the first floor at the opposite end of the house from where the stove would go. Is it realistic to expect a stove to heat the upstairs from the first floor? I've never owned a stove before, so I don't know. I'm concerned that if it would heat the second floor, the first floor would get really balmy. I'm also concerned that a stove won't heat the upstairs but will cause the thermostat to simply stay off, making the upstairs very cold. I have the opportunity to buy a used Jotul 118 that is in very nice shape and not a bad price. I really like the stove but think it is perhaps a bit on the small side for us. What do you think? I'd really appreciate any insight or thoughts you might care to offer. Thank you!