I appreciate the response and concern…Here in Southern Ohio, the weather can change daily! Like a high of 74° today and a high tomorrow of 37°! What a roller coaster ride! While I let the wood furnace go out during upswing in temps like this, sometimes we just open a window or two to regulate…But I am wasting wood too!
2 years in a row a few years back we hit -16° that you speak of…My wood furnace had no trouble keeping up, I was the limiting factor! I refused waking up in the middle of the night to reload! I do have reserves that automatically kick on to make up the difference. The Remote T-Stat controlled unvented propane logs are priceless to have as backup. So I have it covered if the AK-110 won’t keep up at -16°…That cold of temps are short lived around here….
I have learned so so much here in just a few short weeks reading the threads. Since not having the internet 25 years ago I had to fly by the seat of my pants back then! Another huge mistake I made was adding a register to the plenum to aid in heating the garage. Even though it stays shut, it gaps open and spews heated air into the garage. The garage stays warm as toast even though it has ¼” to ½” air leaks around the (2) 9’ garage doors! Go figure?! The heat is going out not cold air in since I’m sucking heat out of the house! Negative pressure in the house, positive in the garage! When it gets real cold, I can even feel cold air coming in the house around the electrical outlets let alone what comes in around the doors and window seals! For the past 25 years, my resolution was to crank up the furnace and burn more wood! LOL! After what I’ve learned here on heating I see what I created, a huge vacuum in the house and it sucks in cold air wherever it can!!
So, I have a few things to correct and I believe I can make the AK-110 shine!! Thanks to everyone here, I wouldn’t be headed in the right direction to solve these issues!