coaledsweat wrote:when people sweat in one room and freeze in another,
Spoken like a man who has "heated with wood stoves for 30 years "....
I burned wood one year & then went right to coal. Wood is always hot & you have little control of it. On he other hand, coal stoves can be throttled down to very low temps with ease. (The worst I may have to do is open a window a crack in the room with my stove to keep all rooms within a few degrees of each other, all winter)
coaledsweat wrote:need to install fans/cut holes in their floors/etc. to move air around the home for comfort.
Granted, it makes keeping uniformity of temps in all rooms much easier if you have a few floor vents. I have small (maybe 8"x10" vents cut in a few room & they are not even noticeable. You do this once & don't even think about them again.
I just want to make sure Burnedup is grinning like the rest of us when he is done.
Me too, but I think that many home layouts would lend themselves to a stove rather than central heat, especially ranches & split levels with a finished basement. A stove can be a nice focal point in a room & provide all your heat to boot.
I think we'd all agree that it really all depends on your particular home's layout & your needs/desires. What works great for one person will not work for others.