I'm looking for a stove to provide auxillary heat in a house that will have in floor (slab) radiant (heating fuel), I want to keep the thermo set low and just bump the heat up in the main living area
So one thing I want is fairly FAST "local" heat in the morning, (as in sitting by the stove drinking my coffee) I don't necessarily need a long burn, I'm thinking a cast iron stove will be the way to go. Maybe stoke it up again late afternoon, but come sleep time if it goes all the way out that would be fine as my wife will likely have the bedroom windows open anyhow even if it's -10F.
I'll have 1400 VERY well insulated/tight square feet with a half loft which will really be storage (plenty of heat will get up there I'm sure)
The main room we'll be heating is 600 square feet lofted ceiling so the main challenge will be keeping that heat from going straight up. maybe a ceiling fan or I'm thinking more likely some kind of recirculating fan that'll pull the heat back down to ground level in the "back" of the house.
I like the blaze king princess but I think it's too big and would also take a long time to get heat in the morning
I like the Jotul stoves and the 400 looks like a nice stove, my wife likes their new cylinder type stove which is over $5K
I've read back through the forums but any other nugs of advice would be much appreciated!!