replacement wood stove
I am currently looking to replace an existing wood stove. From what I understand it is considered a franklin stove and is very inefficiant. Around 15%. Even less when the amount of combustion air is taken out of the house. One of the main reasons why I am replacing it is that I had a chimeny fire this spring and the company that inspected the chimeney after the fire said I should have the chimeny replaced. I thought I would replace the stove with a more effeciant one.
It was recommended from a very well known local store that specilizes in wood stoves that I puchase the Jotul f 500 Oslo cast iron stove. This stove can heat up to 2100 sq. feet. The stove wood be located in a @ 14 x 25 sq. foot room with a @ 16FT cathederal ceiling. Eventually we would also like to put a 3 season room where the screen porch is now off the room. The house is a 2100 sq. ft. ranch but the room is located at one end of the house thru a 10 ft hallway. I don't beleive the heat would go that far unassisted.
My questions are:
1. Is this stove too big for the room?
2. Is this a good stove?
3. Does the chimney have to go straight up? The current one does but the new stove will have to sit back farther. And I would like to use the current hole.
Any other suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
And yes, I will be more deligent about chimeny cleaning.