NoSmoke wrote:The temperature in our house is different depending on where you go, and at what time of day ... when the temp hits 72 degrees in the Great Room, we feel chilled and will fire up the wood stove. We just have gotten used to living in 80 degree temperatures.
We have an old drafty house, and having one room colder than another increases the drafts and makes us feel colder, just due to more air movement.
NoSmoke wrote:One thing I did for our stove though, is add a lot of thermal mass. I hauled in about a ton of rocks and placed them behind the stove
Good idea. The Russian Fireplace technique. I don't think my better half would go for a ton of rocks in the living room, however. Can you post a picture?