I have a Vermont Castings Vigilant that I inherited when I bought my house last January. House is around 2100 square feet. On the floorplan the blue rectangle marks location of the stove. I'm using a fan (marked with the F) siting up about 4 feet off the floor to blow air across the top of the stove in an attempt to get some heat through the doorway and out toward the other side of the house. Some of the heat also is rising up the stairway to the second floor. In 3-4 hours (stove running about 500F) the temperature in the family room went from 59F to 76F. At the thermostat (red dot) the temperature went from 58F to around 63F. The kitchen and dining room have tile floors and are just rather cool. Upstairs in the master bedroom the temperature may have increased 2-3 degrees. I have a cold air return located where the blue circle is shown. My furnace is not currently set up to run fan only. A friend suggested I enable that and see if I can distribute heat from the room through the house. I think I need to do that, as I'd rather not have the family room hot and entire house 15 or so degrees colder. But temperature at cold air return is only 64F as it's on the floor. Does this temperature distribution through my house sound about right. I'm curious how folks use these stoves and move heat in their homes. Suggestions?