stove is a space heater
NO NO NO wrong.
.... Until it warms up the whole structure and it then becomes a home heater like a boiler. That's why people with smaller homes heat happily with one stove (duh). A boiler becomes a basement heater until the water warms the rest of the house. Yes, water has much greater heat transfer abilities but once the house heat soaked that does not matter that much. I guess we agree to disagree and I don't give a c rap about conventional wisdom.