This is my first winter burning coal. I have a chubby coal stove. I Just wanted to let everyone know how my chubby performed during the artic cold blast we experienced last week. I live in Annapolis, MD. Prior to the arctic air blast, we've had temps here in Annapolis that ranged from upper 30's to low 40's during the day and low 30's at night. At these temps, the chubby would keep the 1st floor ( where stove is located) in the low 80's and and between about 71 (night) and 74 (daytime) upstairs. I have a 2000 sq ft split foyer. Stove is downstairs and is connected to an existing fireplace.
This recent cold snap, we had temps in the low20's during the day and low-teens at night. This really pushed the limits of the chubby for my house style. We were able to maintain 70 during the day but at night, the house temp dropped low enough, to at least 68, to where i had our hvac thermostat set. And the heat pump ran alot during the night, despite the chubby cranking away at half throttle. I dont have a blower model, but i do use fans to move hot air towards my stairs in an effort to bring the heat to the 2 nd floor. Keep in mind though, that the 1st floor still was nice and toasty at 80 degrees. But no one slepps down there. I gotta tell you, when you are used to 74 degrees and it drops to 68 youre freezing!! How spoiled my family has beome, because last year the hvac thermostat was pegged to 68. And the funny thing is, no one complained about it being chilly. Now as soon as it drops below 70, people are cold.