Hello, I am planning to heat 3000 square foot home , two stories. I think reasonably insulated. I put R30 in the attic myself, don't know what is in the walls. The house was built in 1979 so I assume insulated with whatever was normal at the time. I don't notice any drafts. The stove would be in a 26 x 13 room 8 foot ceilings install into existing fireplace. I posted a layout I had from my last appraisal. I also posted a picture of the room. There are 6 3x5 foot windows in the room. The two doors out of the room are both 5 ft wide and down stairs is roughly 1500 square feet. There is the one stairway upstairs. I have a Progress Hybrid from Woodstock on order was thinking because the house was 3000 square feet would need a big stove but am contemplating switching to the Fireview. My concern is that the Progress may be too big and the family room where the stove is will be too hot and/or we will not be able to sit anywhere near the stove. If I am running a soapstone stove how closw can you practically sit to it without roasting? Our sitting area is now right in front of the fireplace I am wondering how far I will need to move the couches once I get the stove in. Thanks for any input.