Buckrub, I have my LL Pioneer in my dining room which is on the first floor of my 2 story 2000sqft home and with the aid of a small fan in the dining room it heats my house very well. When it is really cold outside and my stove is stoking, the dining room is at 77 degrees, living room 73 and the bedrooms upstairs are 70 degrees. A lot depends on the floor plan of your house. My house has a fairly open floor plan. Depending on how long your house is, you will probably need to use a fan to get the heat to the farthest rooms. The fans on the stove will make some noise but they aren't too bad. I have my combustion fan pulling air from the outside and that makes it a lot quieter.