Matt and Dave are very helpful. Also, the guys from CoalTrol are very helpful too. in this forum.
Bias adjusts room temp on the settings, mine was a couple degrees off from my gas furnace and digital thermostats.
It takes a bit to get it adjusted, just don't use the setback or large temp changes. if you house is 65 and you raise it to 70 or 72 on the CoalTrol, It will definately overshoot, once it get going. I usually leave mine on a certain temp and let it run. maybe 1 or 2 degree different if needed (if really cold, i might raise it a degree or 2 overnight). Make Small adjustments and let the stove catch up.
Yes, coal takes time to heat up and cool down. likely and hour or more. the feed rate slowly increases or decreasing based on the temp differential.
where is the heat source in location to the thermostat? is it far away? or near it? is it ducted into your existing ducts?
Did he suggest the HLF (heat loss factor in the setup?) 1, 2 or 3 I think? I usually run 1 or 2 depending. ALso, check the min. CFM setting?, so the blowers kick on sooner and maybe a bit more air flow to start the heat moving sooner.
I think the settings on your coaltrol to start should be around 6 min and 40 max. I think mine are 8 and 48. so, not too far off base settings.
That stove should crank out the heat. My HyFire I works pretty good now with a few mods, but wish I had a Hyfire II.