SOme of you may have seen my posts on the VC Defient I scored for cheap then rebuilt. Well I was a little worried it may be too many BTUs for our 28x54 ranch. Well I think I was right. We have had a VERY mild early Winter & this thing is using more wood than the old beat up Encore used in 10 degree & lower weather & is making the house 75 to 80 degrees even on low heat output. It's kind of a bummer because I widened my hearth for this stove & I love the stove but I think it is just plain too big. I can sell it & make money off it though. Look like I'll be looking for another ENcore or something similar is size.