Had a previous post, have done some more research, but still need some help before I purchase.
My home is 1470 sq. feet, cape with living/dining/kitchen/den and full bath on 1st floor, 2 bed, 1 bath 2nd floor. Built in '48, probably a little draftier than average, insulated with old stuff and certainly not an award winner when it comes to holding heat.
I'm looking at the MarkII at 72k BTU and the two Saey products (92 at 50k BTU or Hanover 1 at 60k). Looking at venting through my fireplace and heating the 2 floors. On paper it seems I would be safe with either choice, but......
Will I be OK with just radiant Saey model, or better off with the blower of the MarkII?
Does the Harman blower simply plug in to a wall outlet or does it need to be wired?
Is 50 or 60 BTU enough (the Saey website says the 92 covers 16-2200 SF and the Hanover 19-2500 SF), or should I step up to the 72K of the MarkII (which is listed at 1900 SF)? Am I better off burning low in the MArk or Burning hot in a smaller stove? I've heard it is harder to do the former and would think the latter would lead to warping and short lifespan for a unit.
I absolutely love the look of the Saeys. To me they are a nice piece of furniture to build a room around. The MarkII is OK aesthetically, but seems to be more of a workhorse and heat machine.
Plenty of good press around on the MarkII, but not much on the Saey. Any Saey owners around? Anyone know much about these?
Looking forward to joining the brotherhood of coal burners.
Appreciate any replies.