I would disagree. Most people want to know the maximum burn time which means at the lowest possible clean burn rate so that the house temperature might fall but so it doesn’t fall too much and you can just reload and go! Has a lot to do with how long you’re away from home for work and sleep.True...but I would think when most people are asking about burn time, they mean when its really cold out...in other words, when its -20*F out, am I gonna need to get up in the middle of the night to feed this thing to keep from freezing to death in my sleep?!
It’s a hugely important performance specification of any solid fuel burner and completely independent of the house heat demand.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a wood furnace as large as the max caddy but with a low burn rate for 24 hour burn times and still the ability to efficiently blow the same wood load on 3 hours?