So i build a fire today when I got home from work, the house was a bit chilly mainly downstairs. It got really hot really soon. it went from 67 to 78 in a matter of minutes. Its all good though. Id rather high 70s than high 60s. tomorrow is supposed to be almost 80 here. I cant imagine the temps going back down low enough for the stove to be needed, but then again who knows. NY weather has been erratic to say the least.