New to the forum, what a great resource! We have a 900 SF house in Central Vermont with a heat loss of 26,000btu/hour at -10 degrees that we currently heat with a Hearthstone Homestead (50,000btu max). The house is a split level, with about 450 square feet on each level, the stove is downstairs. On all but the 20 below nights we roast with the Homestead and I'm toying with the idea of trying the smaller Hearthstone Tribute next season (36,000 btu max). We're also planning to replace the windows sometime in the next couple years dropping the heat loss to 16,000 btu/hour. The goal with the smaller stove would be to have a more even heat, not have to open the windows, and perhaps use less firewood. I read in the forums of another Vermonter using a Tribute with a 1300 SF house but he liked it cool. I feel like there isn't quite a stove for our bracket, Homestead too big, Tribute too small? An alternate idea is packing some mass around the back and sides of the Homestead like cob or stone to even out the heat and radiate it for longer. Any thoughts, experience or advice?