Not sure I understand the wood burning stove thing
I just looked at a house that had this big old honking wood burner with blowers in the family room.
My experience with these is that they absolutely overheat the room they are in. I love a cold bedroom and can see living with the furnace turned down way low and using a wood burner for the living areas - except it just gets too warm.
Staying in the room with the wood burner becomes unbearable even if you don't stoke it much.
This sort of crap house is on propane which is expensive so I assume the old man was using it to suppldment heat but it seems so hard to live with. I guess if you have it plugged into the ducting so that it heats the whole house there is a positive trade off.
Or you live way up north and don't have much insulation or good windows like hunting camp. Otherwise I just don' get the appeal.