Hello I think I have decided on a stove. I think I am going to get the Jotul Oslo. I like the look of this stove, but wish it had a right side open instead of a left side. My first question is will this stove be large enough to heat my house. My house is about 2600 sq ft. I plan on having this be a night and weekend stove to help offset the oil bill. However where I am living power loss is something that happens quite often for days at a time, so I want to make sure this will heat the entire house by itself. Plus I live in Maine so our winters tend to be very cold (expect this year) The second part to this question is the hearth pad. I want a pad that is level with my 3/4" flooring. The manual states that I need to have a R value of .5 for this. If I am correct I can use a 1/2 inch of micore 300 and a 1/4 tile to keep it very close to the same size as the floor. Does this make sense. I have never owned a stove before, and want to make sure everything is done correctly. Anything else I need to be aware of? Thanks in advance!