I am strongly considering switching to wood pellets or corn to heat my house. I currently heat with an outdoor wood boiler, but I need something that I can leave for a day and not worry about tending the fire every 6-8 hours. I was planning on an indoor pellet boiler, but I would need to do some upgrading to my ductwork, and probably add a couple loops with hydronic baseboards upstairs. I am wondering if 2 stoves would work instead. I have attached a picture with a sketch of my main floor layout. The upstairs is 1800 sq ft, but is separated into two halves, and I'm only concerned about heating the 2 rooms at the top of the stairs, which I'm hoping will stay comfortable from warm air rising up the stairway. My concern is the unfinished basement getting too cold/freezing, and the lower level being somewhat uniform in temperature. My house is a 1950s farm house, with poor insulation. I am on track to burn 20 cords of wood and 1000 gallons of propane this year, although my wood boiler is old and somewhere around 40% efficient. The main floor is ~ 1,920 sq ft, upstairs that needs heated is about 500 sq ft. Basement which just needs to stay around 50° is same size as the main floor.