Do I need a new wood stove?
I am in a 30 year old brick 1200sq ft bungalow located off the shore of Lake Huron in Ontario. (Kincardine) We take winter seriously here and embrace it.
The house came with a Hughes small to medium sized stove. I don't know how old it is. 10-20 yrs? Non catalytic. It burns okay and there are usually hot embers in the morning to start a new fire.
I just don't feel that it burns hot enough to keep my furnace from coming on. (and my thermostat is set for 66 deg!) I heat with an electric forced air, so am anxious to keep it off $$$$ as much as possible.
I have been looking at the Pacific Energy stoves and it looks they are more efficient and can do the job I want.
Is it worth it? Am I going to be disappointed.
Thanks for your opinions