Didn't have my Woodstock installed till after Thanksgiving last year. First fall with the stove, and am loving the ability to warm the basement quickly. She ran all weekend long in the dead of winter and at night after work during Jan and February 2012. In shoulder season, after 3 hours running, I usually lower the flame and in a few more turn off completely. My basement was always cold before even with the furnace running. I could have run a cold air intake to the furnace down here, but this stove works way better especially if we want it really warm where we hang out and allow the upstairs to cool with the furnace not running often for the upstairs.