Sat, 2009-09-19 20:24
Our house: 170 meters divided over 2 floors, 500 years old, 4 meter high ceilings and located 800 meters up the Maritime Alps. We have a small wood burning stove on the 2nd floor that does a wonderful job of heating the upper floor. The first floor kitchen has an open fireplace that looks gorgeous when blazing, but sadly does little to heat anything other then the kitchen (leaving two bathrooms & master bed rather chilly). I’m looking to buy a wood burning insert, with fans, for the open fireplace in the kitchen. Fans on one side of the stove will blow directly into the hall leading to the 2 bathrooms and bedroom as well the stairway to the upper floor. (photo shows view from bedroom to kitchen with bathroom doors on right & stairway on left)
Questions: Would this stove adequately heat our whole house? I’ve been quoted 2,500 euros for the stove without installation, does this sound about right? Very open to suggestions.