So, my house is a two story house that each story is just over 900 square feet. Then, we added a new edition almost 1000 square feet and about a 5 foot opening at the back of the house to get to the new edition. I want to place the stove in the corner of the opening to the new edition as this would be the center of the house. The total floor plan totaling about 2900 to 3000 square feet. My house is well insulated and bricked that retains heat rather well. I am looking at putting the stove in between the new edition of my house 1000 square feet and the old part of the house two stories. I do not like my house at 72-5. Honestly, I want the house to be around 65-68 all year round is ideal for me. In the pic I was going to place the Englander 30-NC with the door facing the new edition and have its back up against the little corner of a wall that I have for the olf part of the house. My concern is that with a blower or not since the front is facing to the new edition is that where all the heat will go? Or will the heat also go backwards to the main part of the house from the back of the wood stove with or without the blower. I want to place the stove there this way it is near the center of my house. After getting alot of advice I have decided to go with the Englander 30-NC because it has a massive 3.5 cu ft firebox that is larger than the us stove that is rated to heat 3000 square feet. Therefore, I truly feel that this stove has the potential to heat my house. Also, I have 4 cords of wood ready to go, so I want something efficient and no furnace or boiler. From the advice I have received I have learned to base the potential of a stove on it's firebox size and not the square foot rating. Since this is a large firebox I think the 2200 rating on it is well under its potential, especially since I want the house to just 68 max!! Let me know about the stove placement and if you think this set up is doable with the back of the stove facing the main part of the house in order to heat it.