All that sounds great but imo the op needs the fastest heat transfer he can get with the biggest box. I would could consider the PH if i was looking for a stove to heat a house like mine. I think I would wait another year or two though ..I see by reading here they are having their share of probs. That said..I doubt I change stoves. The king just does everything I pretty much want it too. Lazy t-stat though...but not a big deal.