Shoman70 ---- Lots of smart people here... I see you are interested in heating primarily with coal, and heating the whole house evenly.. My best guess is that the little Franco probably won't achieve that goal for you. Some say try it out, (excellent advise by member franco about getting your feet wet first and learning your needs
) BUT you will probably need some electric to help when it gets hard core cold. Lets try another perspective... Got a basement?? How about putting a coal furnace down there and running some duct work to heat your whole house evenly? Your solution will be dictated by what you want the coal to do for you and how much you want to invest. When comparing electric to coal, your payback on the investment will be very short term. I bought a used furnace and it paid for itself the first year, I even saved a little on the wash.
I'm just saying consider other options before you are sold on installing a bigger stove that may leave you too warm in one part of the house and too cool in another..
Good luck and enjoy