Placing a wood stove in new-to-me home - challenges

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bens_igloo

Member
Jan 9, 2014
178
Ontario, Canada
Really the only way to know is to look at previous heating bills and figure out your rough BTU load.

When was the home built?
House built 1995. Some windows replaced but many not.

I plan to replace all windows that are in bad shape.
 

EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,215
SE North Carolina
how many btu is the heatpump and how many kw is the backup electric strips assuming it has them. That can give you an idea (only as accurate as the hvac contractor) of heating demand.
 

bens_igloo

Member
Jan 9, 2014
178
Ontario, Canada
how many btu is the heatpump and how many kw is the backup electric strips assuming it has them. That can give you an idea (only as accurate as the hvac contractor) of heating demand.
This is a good idea and yes there are electric strips. I'll check this when I move in later this month and report back.
 
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